MiamiRedhawk (12) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pretty much amazing. really love this, served in a snifter, on draft, i enjoy arrogant bastard, but this takes it to another level. If you have a chance to get this beer, grab one. Worth the money.
beerunion (2) - - JUN 9, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oaked arrogant bastard gets 5 stars from the beer drinkers union. We recently had a fresh taste of it by visiting Stone Brewery in Escondido. Had a great time with exceptional brews. The great oak hoppy flavor of this beer is exceptional and very smooth.
WeissGary (239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a deep dark ruby red body, little to no head. A malty and wood like aroma. Upfront bitter fruit taste, lovely caramel middle taste, bitter hoppy aftertaste. This is an amazing beer from an amazing brewery; lovely aroma and a well developed taste!
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Very good beer with a frothy head and cask aroma. Long flavor with a moderate bitter flavor. Very good beer with BBQ and other spicy foods.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Complexion is that of muddy rainwater. Scent is akin to potpourri. A nice bite with a deep chocolate aftertaste. Tons of hops and plumes of smokiness make this a hearty meal of a beer. The ale has the feel of bark and barley, twisted with a dollop of spice. A good dessert ale.
robgibbens (370) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark reddish amber with a foamy head. A lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is fresh with malty caramel nuttiness. The taste is very bitter up front and the finish is dry. This brew is fantastic. I love how the bottle is printed on directly. Thatís arrogant!
Cuso (3365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Dark copper color with thick white head. Aroma of citrus, wood, spices, hints of honey. Taste, grapefruit, caramel, spices, wood. Very nice complex beer, I liked it.
mdntklrmth (30) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Arrogant Bastard. Oak. I now pronounce you man and wife. I love oak beers (only when done well) and I love Arrogant Bastard (who doesnít) and the two blend so well. I never doubted what Stone could do with oak though. Mitch Steele is God. Smells of Arrogant Bastard. Hints of chocolate, toffee and Pacific Northwest hops. Oak flavor really kicks in the end of the taste. Until then itís all Arrogance. The oak is not overdone here, but it is definitely not subtle. And until now, Iíve never used Stone and any morpheme of "subtle" in the same sentence. Just doesnít happen. I digress (yet again). But this beer is fantastic. Canít get any Stone where I live so glad to drink it when I can.
rjwhite41 (40) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a clear brown with a reddish hue and a one finger off white head that leaves a very nice lacing. Smells of malt, caramel, bread, and some indistinguishable hops with a light spiciness. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel, resin, light oak, spicy hop, and lemony hops. Chewy on the palate without being overly thick with a nice bitter backbone and long lingering finish. Great beer, I would highly recommend. If you donít like it perhaps "youíre not worthy" as they say.
caveratfilmboy (5) - - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stoneís heavy hitting flavor can be a bit over powering, but the dynamic bitter taste deserves itís arrogance. However, that arrogance can be a bit strong after awhile. Best enjoyed in smaller doses. And clean your palate before moving on or the aged oak flavor will linger on for some beers to come.