MikeEnIke (6) - - NOV 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance - Pours a deep brown/red color. Clear with a nice frothy head. Lighter head on the beer, immediately clings to the glass and persists.Aroma - Smell immediately fills your nose with sweet flowery notes. Has the nose of an IPA with big citrus and floral American hops. The nose lingers, to the point I thought I had some still on my upper lip. Really great smell.Taste - Mouth instantly coated with strong bittering hops. Nothing unappealing, but clearly a hoppy beer; however, unlike an IPA, there is some clear focus on the malt with this brew. A nice dark malt has enough sweetness to balance some of the bitter and give it a light roasty flavor. Smell and Taste work hand in hand on this brew to make a great final product. Hop heavy, but malt wasn?t ignored. Alcohol burn is present, especially in the after taste, but not necessarily a negative. Citrus/grapfruit flavor really comes in after a few sips. Delicious hop blend. Mouthfeel - Feels slightly heavy initially, but quickly lightens up with the carbonation. Balanced nicely with the carbonation, not a meal in the glass, but not "refreshing". Good mouthfeel.Overall - Not the perfect beer, but delicious. Clearly similar roots to Arrogant Bastard, will have to look up comments on the two. Strong alcohol, but not overbearing alcohol flavor. Hoppy up front with a nice malty sweet balance on the backend. The bomber won?t be going to waste, that?s for sure.
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet caramel, light pine and orange hops and a touch of oak. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Light spicy oak, caramel and earthy pine hops. I wanted this to be great, but it wast just good.
maddmatt639 (280) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium retention and medium lacing. Smells of raisin, dates and boozy goodness. Tastes of dates, figs, raisins and booze. Boozy aftertaste.
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LearninBeer (391) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is malty with hints of hops. Caramel, some raisin, dates and a hint of spruce hops. Pours a brown amber with a big light brown head, mostly diminishing, with excellent lacing. The taste is not sweet, not sour a touch bitter most be umami. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!
Petkus331 (276) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark fruit aroma of brambles, cigar smoke, and applejuice. Dark copper, nice foam and lace. A very balanced sour, sweet, and bitter ale. Thick, creamy texture. Overall, a great malty beer.
firstsip (500) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark amber. Scattered lace. Nose of sweet caramel malt. Smooth body. Nothing outstandingly unique or splid, but nice malt and hop balance for a good, solid beer.
ronaldtheriot (1330) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Lukcy Basartd has a medium, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, rust-red appearance, and a nice lace curtain left on the glass. The aroma is rather bursting, and one picks up strong, but not piney, hop resin, brown, syrupy malt, and sweetness. Taste is the same, and the bitterness balances the sweetness quite well. Mouthfeel is medium, and Lukcy Basartd finishes semi-dry and easy drinking. RJT
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off white head leaving a little lacing. Nice malty aroma. Nice malty flavor up front with a bit of hoppiness in the middle. Little aftertaste of smooth maltiness.
puboflyons (2220) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 650 ml. bottle with a drink by Jan 1, 2015 date. Handsome reddish brown pour with long lasting cream colored head and some lacing. The aroma is of baked malts, orange peel, dark fruit, cedar and earth. The body is medium to full and carbonated. The vibrant earthy bitter hop character expresses itself louder than anything else in the taste. More so than the aroma. Sweetish caramel and toffee malts under it all. Lingering finish.
chucklemation (561) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy white head. Aroma is pine, caramel, and resin. Flavor is sweet pine, oak, and resin. Bitterness is medium to high, not quite as bitter as their other "Bastard" ales. Has a full body. Very tasty.
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So so good. Pour is deep mahogany with a medium cream colored head. Almost a perfectly clear beer that reflects like a mirror. Aroma is a good mix of hops and malts with nice pine under tone. Creamy beer that sticks to the tongue and makes the flavors linger for extra enjoyment. Mostly hops but still has a malty sweetness that balances the bitter.