argo0 (11165) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: March 18, 2005
an arrogant bastard without oak
Date: June 18, 2005
big hop flavor well balanced with a nice oaky character,
Date: December 10, 2005
Appearance: hazy amber
Aroma: light oaky vanilla aroma
Overall: nice woody oak character, lingering bitterness
Date: November 29, 2006
Score: ii to iii
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: nice sweet vanilla and oak flavor, nice bitter finish, the hop flavor is really tempered by the oak and sweet vanilla
Overall: excellent on draft, touch of butterscotch
Date: December 13, 2006
Aroma: nice sweet malt aroma with a touch of vanilla
Flavor: creamy hop flavor, nice touch of oak, long bitterness, lots of vanilla and oak come out as it warms
Name: Arrogant Bastard, American oak chips
Date: September 16, 2010
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: cloudy dark brown, fine beige head, layers of lace
Aroma: huge oak aroma, touch of vanilla and caramel sweetness, lots of earthyness
Flavor: big malt flavor, lots of oak, sweet vanilla, balanced with lots of bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Date: August 08, 2007
Source: cellar stock
the oak blends into the bitterness and the vanilla fades when it ages
Date: March 05, 2008
Source: cellar stock
vanilla is continuing to fade but still offers some sweetness, well balanced between the earthy oak and the caramel and vanilla,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Christian (10754) - 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
thewolf (10695) - 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.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
very very nice aroma of hops, caramel, malts, perfectly balanced, notes of oak too. balance is extremely good, and on top of the goodness a little woody winey note plays with my nose. fantastic.
flavor is wood, mals, caramel, hops in the background, very well balanced again, and seems to be very full bodied, even though it is also tempered and not overly strong. bitterness is very high. again a flavor of wood and wine sort of on top of all the other flavors.
sort of brown ale’ish, but bewed with great delicate finesse and quite some strength. Excellent beer
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish amber with large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet flavour with plenty of hops, caramel, grapefruit and woody notes. Ends with solid bitterness.
bhensonb (10186) - 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. It’s really quite interesting. Almost like a mild version of Anchor’s Our Christmas Ale.
Travlr (9999) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dilly Deli Stone Night. Poured a deep brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted and had good lacing. Good roasted malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Full malty citrus flavor with a smooth woody finish with a small alcohol bite. Good beer.