Jlax10 (19) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good stuff if you are into strong ales. Bourbon really comes thru and the hops are very present at the back end. Another good brew by stone.
BroadestTom (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma caramel, dough,
Appearance red, clear, tan foam, frothy,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate medium body, soft carbonation, bitter,
Overall a real nice bitter barrel aged beer that works really well. I would suggest this beer to a friend
ICEatALAMO (1143) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour is a hazy amber color with a nice white head. The aroma is a nice subtle booziness to it, very smooth and good blend in the nose. The taste has little to no bourbon to it, and what is there is a little harsh. It almost does a disservice to the regular arrogan bastard.
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Bourbon and caramel backing aroma with PNW hops. Bourbon and grapefruit flavor with pine. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light caramel and light bourbon. Bourbon starts off and gives way to hops. Good balance between the two.
e303 (254) - - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this quite a bit. Sweet bourbon aroma and taste with that base bastard poking through. Not a ton of barrel but the added vanilla is there. Nice beer. Love that it's in sixers.
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b3shine (6749) - Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent amber with foamy dark cream/pale beige head. Smells malty with notes of oak and a big bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a bit of caramel and a hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied. Good, not great.
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper from the bottle with fluffy tan head that lasts and leaves moderate lace. Aroma of sweet bourbon vanilla and fruity yeast notes. Taste is more toward the base beer, pronounced bitterness, fruity back end, minimal vanilla notes. The barrel falls a little short on the mouth, but good stuff anyway.
Christpuncher (2073) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle pour at my moms house. Aroma of caramel and booze. Very bitter and hoppy. Just a hint of bourbon at the end to provide some sweetness. Pours a caramel color with thick tan head. Not bad
AirForceHops (4680) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle thanks to T. j. Thank buddy! Deep Amber color with thick foamy head. Aroma is mild, toasted grain, dark fruits and a toffee / caramel aroma.
Where the hell is the bourbon? It tastes like the regular Arrogant Bastard. Slick, oily mouthfeel. Sweet lingering malts taste. Light lingering oak but no bourbon. Good beer but not what is advertised.
WillRunForBeer (1507) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours mahoghany with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel, dank, floral. Flavor is the same, with a bit if oak. no actual bourbons were harmed in the making of this beer.