KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium murky brown with a very large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that lasted throughout and had superb lacing.
The aroma was very pronounced with a tawny wine alcohol scent that gets you right away and also had dark bread malts, a nice resin hop and a sweet doughy yeast with hints of citrus (grapefruit), pineapple, caramel and a nice smoky oak.
It tasted sweetly acidic and very malty with a note of caramel from the onset then progressed into a bitter hoppy woody flavor with a strong grapefruit presence and had a mild alcohol warming finish.
Mouthfeel was just a few shades above medium in body with the texture being nice and dry yet creamy and having a mild carbonation.
Overall fantastic Strong Ale with tons of flavor, and a complexity that allows you to taste all flavors. Yet doesnít let any one of them overpower the other.
oregontarheel (27) - - DEC 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
IBU 68. Got talked into buying a growler of this simply because of how hard it is to find. MAN am I glad I did. FANTASTIC ale, dark dark copper color, strong with the perfect amount of hops and a nice bitter aftertaste. LOVED IT
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tadahster (50) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oak flavour doesnít taste as prominent any more with every time tasting this. Just a shame the regular version hasnít made it to Europe.
Smokingbull (4) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poor is a copperish brown with a two finger light brown head. Nose is oak and piney hops. Taste has fruity hops along with a bit of caramel and the alcohol hits you at the finish. A good ale overall.
Jerm719 (68) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woody improvement to a classic. Great balance. Oak chips give more complexity to this ale. Balanced hops. I prefer this to the original, yet nothing special.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Light brown with two finger head. Not surprisingly, itís much like the standard Arrogant Bastard, but with the addition of substantial woodiness, which does mellow some of aggressiveness of the base beer.
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours smooth brown with a tan head. Aroma of wood, dark fruits and a hint of vanilla along with a minor roast character. Flavour is bitter and woody with a little malt sweetness. Finish is strongly bitter.
Tstamba (143) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a victory bottle. Go Bucks! Pours dark amber with white head. Citrus and pine hop presence well balanced malt backbone, oak emerges as it warms... Really like this one...
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petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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Danyel (313) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues and a tan head. Smells oakey, fruity. Has a very bitter backbone and slight oak to it. Not overwhelmingly oaky, subtle. Tastes like a good ipa with a touch of oak. Good beer.
robbeebobby (17) - newark, Arkansas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank the first half cold and wasnít impressed. After it warmed up to about 60 degrees it was really good. The oak stands out just right after its warm and the butterness isnít as prevalent. The beer is a copper color and the taste is piney hops, traces of oak chips, malts, and some alcohol.