msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is mahogony brown with a relatively large off white head. Aroma is malty and distinct brown sugar and caramel notes. Taste is very hoppy and bitter, however some of the oak does shine through. Considering the abv it is very light on the tongue, and a relatively easy drinker.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than expected. Vibrant amber in color with a thick white head. The dry hopping adds a big hoppy/citrus aroma which leads to flavors of caramel, malts, brown sugar, and oak... all of which are packed together with a big dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Basically this beer kicks ass. Each of the three base beers can be identified, but as a whole, this beer is greater than the sum of its parts. Super smooth with soft carbonation and a medium body. An excellent blend.
stpiker (5) - USA - JAN 5, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops up front big time. Finish is a little sweet. High carbonation. nice beer, but I think I prefer straight A-B.
hayduke (3776) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a rich ruby color with a very robust light tan head and very heavy lacing rings making a very attractive pour. The nose is of pine and citrus hops. Solid body and bit of an alcoholic, almost raw mouthfeel. The flavor is complex with lots of caramel malts set off by a pine and citrus. The finish is long, dry, and bitter. While an interesting idea I found the beer a little harsh overall with the alcohol just a little too present. Despite that is still overall pretty good, and as mentioned a very handsome pour.
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a nice, dark reddish brown with a nice white head, nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, but with a solid malt backbone. Notes of citrus, pine, fresh cut grass, and a hint of oak come out. As it warmed, I got some faint notes of bourbon and vanilla. Mouthfeel is crisp and thick at the same time. The flavor brings out some alcohol, but is sweet, finishing dry with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Much better than the three it is comprised of on their own.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep reddish amber topped by a sticky off-white head. This beer is an assault of hops, particularly the Pacific Northwestern varieties that are full of citrus and pine. Some peach and mango in the flavor as well. This is an awesome beer!
Maddog (463) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what a surprise. I wasn’t expecting this beer to be this diverse and flavorful. The aroma is amazingly hoppy with fruit and pine. The pour is clear, dark amber with little head, but the flavors explode with sweet fruits, malt and a huge presence of sticky, resinous grapefruit like hops. A great beer with a huge, bitter finish. Another stud from Stone.
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty awesome brew. Looks identical to Arrogant Bastard, but smells distinctly different, possibly from the oak. Wonderful taste, but with a distinct alcohol burn at the end, which I don’t remember from either AB or DAB. Great beer.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle gave a familiar appearance of AB. Brown amber hues. Flavors are somewhat you would expect from the mix of the three beers. Rich malt, bitter hops, faint oakiness , and balanced finish. Pretty cool idea but this doesn’t match the greatness of the three individual beers.
Beerman6686 (5384) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a semi cloudy dark red to brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of lots of resinous piney hops, and lots of grapefruit too. Some malt can be detected as well. Flavor was very very bitter, a good amount of pine and fruits, mainly grapefruit, and then some toasted caramel malt to try to balance it out. Overall a tongue bruiser that remains just balanced enough at the same time.