tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle: Dense, deep amber color with a thick, beige head that leaves excellent lacing. Strong "Stone" hope profile, complete with pungent-ass pines and fully loaded, resinous hop oils. Bittersweet citrus rinds and moderately sweet orange peels. Hefty bouts of toasted bread and sweet caramel from a generous malt bill mesh with the dry, woody, and boozy oak of the brew. Hoppage is more subtle and smooth than the original Arrogant Bastard. Malt and hops are 50/50 here with an additional woody-oak presence. Thick body but not too sticky. Toffee, caramel, pines, resin, and dry oak finish. Both bitter and sweet. Good beer... I don’t think I love it, though.
kustie (878) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@konttori. Amber color with creamy white head. Aroma has grass, malt, oak, dark fruits. Taste is malty with long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of resin, cocoa, oak, dark malt.
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having a Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard after Double Bastard, again enjoying it more than I thought. Has a more moderate alcohol than the powerful Double. The hops are less marlelade-y (which I loved) and more piney and grapefruit-pithy, a touch leafy. The oak wood intertwines beautifully, a real balancing act and overall more delicate than expected.
Stone Box rocks! This brewer really doesn’t make gimmick beers.
polo_marco (318) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of sweet malts and huge scent of the oak wood with a hint of raisen. A beautiful redish brown color with small off white head. Heaps of malt Flavor ceasing the palate then tons of bitter hops coming out. Finishing off nicely with a touch of booze and brown sugar, choppy bitter ending but very complex and enjoable. Full body brew with Juicey carbonation. Great tasting brew love all the back and forth with the sweet and bitterness. Nice work!
kerenmk (4092) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ran and Dale’s. Thanks Melody! 2013 bottle. Subtle oak and smoke, a little red fruit. Woodsy and bitter and a little dry. Dry mouthfeel and full-bodied - a little bit oxidized but good nonetheless.
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 660ml. A clear dark reddish beer with some sediments and a small foamy head. Deep oaked aroma of malt, spices, alcohol and firewood. Taste is bitter with a strong malt finish. Robust bodied with some carbonation and astrigency. Rich aftertaste of malt and spices with an alcoholic finish. A proper American Strong Ale.
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 660ml. Deep reddish with heavy sediment and a lively, frothy brown head. Rich roasted caramel and fruity aromas. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malt character with a stinging dry hoppy bitterness. Absolutely delicious, this is how beer should be.
cobaink2 (433) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with almost no head. Dark Amber color. Tastes of rich malts. There is lots of herbal flavor in there. Lots of resin from the hops on the back end. Just a tad of oak that I can detect. Not bad but I’m my opinion just a slight upgrade from the base.
ElCapitan22 (338) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with nice lacing and has excellent head retention. Smells oaky and of bourbon. Tastes malty and of alcohol. Definite bourbon coming through. A real solid beer.
donandres (356) - , Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22 ounce bottle to wine glass(from Costco 4 bottle pack)
Bottled 10/15/2015 enjoy by 10/13/2016
Appearance: Dark orange brown, dark amber large head, some lacing
Aroma: slight aroma of hops, toasted malt stronger
Taste: Bitter throughout, some sweetness
Overall: Very good to excellent beer
cmacklin (849) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear, orange brown with a huge, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Strong hoppy aroma of grapefruit, oak, caramel malt, fruit and pine needles. Sweet malty flavour of caramel, oak, grapefruit, dried fruit and pine needles with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nicely done.