jcwattsrugger (11215) - 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.
gunnfryd (11192) - 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.
Tmoney99 (11070) - 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.
Koelschtrinker (11048) - 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
Pinball (10925) - 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
kp (10884) - 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
imdownthepub (10646) - 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.
bierkoning (10555) - 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.
madsberg (10458) - 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.
Lubiere (10446) - 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.