bierkoning (9549) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Brown color, off-white foamy head. Raisin and peach in the aroma, not much oak. Grapefruity hopbitter flavor with oak, raisin, mango and red berries. Considerable dry out effect. Firm oily, raisinny aftertaste with some oily hops. Not as assertive as the painted bottle promises, it is much too fruity for that.
Koelschtrinker (9446) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Getrunken beim RB Treffen in Düsseldorf am 6.1.07
Malzig aromatischer Geruch, leicht süßlich. Sehr schwerer Geschmack, tief röstmalzern, man spürt einen alkoholischen Touch. Im nachgeschmack dagegen sehr hopfig, dabei leicht rauchig, gut gelungen.
Test vom 7.1.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,14,10,12,11,12 - 11,95
chrisv10 (9414) - 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.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Thanks to Immy for this gem. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Vanilla, sweetness, spice, fruits and loads of flowery and herbal notes. Flavour as well is quite flowery and herbla. Fruits and spice is notable, and a smooth woody note. Is medium to full bodied. Dry. Spicy light alcohol and woody end with loads of bitterness. Nice.
gunnfryd (9293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, grapefruit, malt. Flavour is hop, grapefruit, malt, hop. Nice beer.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Thick dark brown with no head. Heavy, sugary, sweet toffee like, chocolatey beer. Totally flat unfortunately and cloying. Some fruitiness in the close, but I couldn’t really get on with this.
brokensail (9106) - 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).
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish dark amber with a thick off white head. Aged maderized malt with wood chips notes, and vanilla beans. In mouth, light smooth hops with light butterscotch notes. Rich and smooth. At EBF 2006.
Rasmus40 (8879) - 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
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Allen - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a foamy and persistent beige head; beautiful lace leaved on the side of the glass; nice marriage between woody notes and the solid fruity hoppiness (peach and apricot); full-bodied and slightly oily mouthfeel, strong and aggressive bitterness, some astringency; very long hoppy finish with notes of fruits, cream and oak - a hop soup