Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Lukcy Basartd is a dry-hopped meeting-of-the-Bastards in a in-the-fermenter-blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale…with a perfect balance of the essence of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale. All in all, one awesome Bastard.

Lukcy Basartd Ale will be released in November and should be available in many of the enlightened locations where the liquid Arrogance is typically found.

This is a ‘once only’ special release commemorating the 13 year anniversary of when Arrogant Bastard Ale was first released upon the unsuspecting public. That is, ‘once only’ unless we decide to make it again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3130) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at Yardhouse. Dark red-brown with a durable head that left nice patterns of lacing on the glass. Both the aroma and the flavor have depth and the flavor has admirable complexity. The aroma has pronounced caramel and vanilla notes and seems to hint that the flavor might disappoint but it does not. There are suggestions of oak, toffee, vanilla and dark fruits, but nothing to mask the solid malt base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2415) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Clear, rusty medium brown with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of floral hops, caramel, apricots, fir trees, brown sugar and oak. Taste of caramel, floral hops, citrus, evergreens, oak and toffee. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. Quite bitter overall, but with a high caramel/toffee malt presence. The hops are bright and fresh and easily slice through the huge malt base. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtravis63 (30) - Haughton, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
From 22 oz. bomber "drink by Jan 1 2015" Lukcy B out of the bottle has a hint of alcohol and deep woodsy grass scent. Lukcy B is a clear copper color with a very thin tan head and medium lacing. The taste of Lukcy B is a bit on the bitter side side with a faint spiciness to the finish. You can sense a bit of the oak aging and alcohol is noticeable. Lukcy B is softly carbonated, the texture is a pinch on the oily side, and the finish is bitter as it started. I feel lucky to be able to drink this limited release but this bastard is not anymore special than other bastard’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (329) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
At LS Taps & Caps. Clear, light brown with off-white lacing head. Nice hoppy, floral aroma. Hoppy flavor without an overly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2942) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2014
on tap @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear amber brown, good 1" beige head, sheets of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds a full shot of hops on the swallow. The malt isn’t finished, though, and both malt and hops skip through a lingering finish together. A well-conceived and well-balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Portion of 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-28-14. Labeled as “Drink by 1-1-15.” Pours a hazy, medium brown with a moderate amount of short-lasting taupe head. Classy appearance evokes leather-bound books and dark wood-paneled walls. Raisin, grapefruit, orange, gingerbread, potpourri scents. Quite malty and quite hoppy smell. Powerful, Christmas-y aroma that evokes a Pier-1 store. I mostly like the smell, but there are aspects of it that I don’t favor. Flavor largely matches the aroma, but the emphasis is more on the dry hops than the sweet and rich malts, although both are present in the taste. Lemony hops. Prune juice and tree bark. Just a hint of the barrel aging in both aroma and flavor. Nice, long, dry aftertaste. Medium to full body. Soft and perhaps a touch undercarbonated in the palate. Overall, quite good, but it could be better still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Huge beer. Large malt backbone, caramel heavy. Bitter is very strong and dominates the beer. Some bitter hopping comes through in aroma and taste but the bitter is dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1217) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bomber into snifter glass, reddish copper-amber color with light tan head. Aroma of strong grapefruit/pine hops, brown sugar and faint oak. Taste adds notes of caramel, citrus, grass, booze and strong bitter earthy/resin hops. Medium body, low carbonation, oily, dry with lingering grapefruity/pine finish. It’s a strong bastard with some depth, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
A nice looking strong ale with it's khaki, bubbly head, mahogany-red color and ample lacing. Smells of cherry sauce, ripe grapefruit and pine. The pine follows up big in the taste along with caramel malts, molasses, ripe grapefruit, grassy-leafy hops and some oak. Solid! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2887) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle, 10C. Copper with an inch of light beige head that lasts pretty well. Aroma of kumquats, grapefruit, pine, caramel. A bit earthy, just a suggestion of booze. Creamy texture, medium carbonation. Very sweet with loads of caramel melding into kumquats, grapefruit. earthy woody flavours. Slight onion. Big resinous bitter finish oozes through. Doesn’t dry out much at all, which is a shame of the order of .2 -.3.Still, good stuff.

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