thicksuds (388) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big fan of the original bastard, this version tastes very hopped up, but also very malty, has a bit of a sweetness and bitterness to it as well, the most hopped of the bastards I have had, not getting the oak quality in it, but overall still a solid beer from Stone, and a welcome twist on an old fav. Hints of a strong red ale as well. Good quality ale.
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red pour with a light yellowish tan head. Aroma of fresh pine, caramel, citrus rind, light fruits, biscuit malt and wood. Flavors are bright and bittersweet, lots of pine a citrus bitterness with a light caramel/tropical fruit sweetness, spicy woody notes throughout. Somewhat heavy body with a creamy sort of mouth feel, carbonation is delicate but definitely present. Starts fruity and lightly sweet, dry malt and a wallop of piney bitterness mid palate and heads towards a dry/spicy/woody/long bitter finish. Overall, a very satisfying ASA and thankfully not too sweet, a nice balance of the style and probably ties with oaked AB as my favorite of the Bastards
StefanSD (2018) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a murky dark brown color with a medium beige head that has good retention and plenty of lacing. /the aroma is strong with that classic Stone aroma, perfume, citrus hops, leather and dark fruits. The flavor is hops forward with pine, citrus, pecans, thyme, leather, toffee and caramel. The palate is smooth, full and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes long and biter with a bit of caramel and vanilla making a comeback. overall: A very potent ale, very tasty.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown pour with gooey off white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, resiny hops. Dark roasted malt with a nice resiiny bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. nice growing bitter.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better Stone beers I have had in a bit. This is the longest description of a beer I have ever seen.
Pours dark copper with an off white head. Citrus hops and caramel malt in the flavor and aroma. Nice bitterness and a little boozy. Pine. Well done.
ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus, pine hops with some fruit sweetness. Appearance is cola like with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, but with a big caramel malt backbone. Palate is creamy and lively. Very good.
MrBunn (2391) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a reddish copper with a dense (yet small) head and aromas of sweet malt, fruit and tropical fruit malt. I pick up peaches and mangoes heavily on the first sip, blending into a boozy and sharp hops finish. Crisp pine and slightly astringent medicinal flavors in the finish. This is a whoopass Stone (DIPA) Strong Ale. Typical CA stuff, but very good. Sweet, sharp and hoppy.
Nephilium (1264) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This starts wit a nice caramel aroma, with a touch of hops, vanilla, and oak. It pours a clear ruby red, with a nice full finger of white head. There’s a big strong hop presence in this beer, with caramel malts balancing it out. There’s just a kiss of oak and vanilla there as well, This is quite drinkable and quite a tasty beer. About the only two things that would make this better would be a lower price point, and year round availability.
obguthr (3454) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft: Orange peel and rosehip aroma. Ruby red, thin head, good lacing. Very potpourri like and perfumey. Rosehips, oak, and dried leaves. Alcohol is imposing. I’ve never been a huge fan of Arrogant Bastard and this is all that i don’t like about AB, magnified.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - Pours a clear mahogany color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is the same with the addition of a little more citrus flavor and some malt sweetness. Medium to full body. didn’t get much of the Oaked Bastard. To be honest, I was a little disappointed in the beer. Still, a good beer worth buying, at least once.