Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared with steptin. Brown, large light brown head. Aroma of wood and subtle caramel. Taste is charcoal, scotch, Dr Pepper. Interesting.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(3L bottle) Clear copper body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, light sourness. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some oak, pine, caramel. Medium body. Pretty similar to the regular AB.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade by Beerbill. Thanks a lot. Unclear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 221211
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Pours clear, dark amber with a great, large, creamy, beige head. Impressive hoppy aroma for a vintage, pine, grapefruit, caramel, blackberries, some oak. Low carbonation, fine creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet at first, some berries, nuts, orange and caramel. Very bitter with lots of hops before a very dry finish sets in with lots of oak and dryness. Extremely dry finish, but very nice and enjoyable.
chrisv10 (11124) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops and wood.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with lots of oak. Sweet and malty flavour with a good hop flavour and bitterness. Oak tannin drying out the finish
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle -pours a rich tan head that laces and crimson color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-sweet, fruity/woody hops. Taste is vanilla, medium/dark malt-sweet, fruity/woody hops-some earthiness. Occasional. OK/mild carbonation.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of flowery hop underlaid with pine hop. Or vice versa. I detect no yeast - probably because my nasal palate is hopped! Deep mahogany red color with a white head which collapses. Starts with an impression of sweetness, very smooth, and the hops are not at all overpowering. Very good mouthfeel, and very appropriate level of carbonation. The oak is almost spicy. The finish endures with oaky malt. Itís really quite interesting. Almost like a mild version of Anchorís Our Christmas Ale.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Pony Bar. I didnít like this as much as the regular Arrogant Bastard, but it was still quite good. Pours dark amber with a strong, orange head. Malty aroma with notes of alcohol, wood, and maple. Flavor is sweet and relaxed, with strong maple notes and alcohol presence. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes with mild bitterness. Good.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Dark red in color with a thin layer of white foam and amazing lacing.
S: Tons of caramel, oak/vanilla, slight citrus.
T: Very distinct oak flavor, malty sweetness, smoke, and of course the signature Arrogant Bastard bitterness on the finish.
M: Great body, very little carbonation.
D: Much more drinkable than "regular" Bastard and much more complex and interesting (in my opinion).