tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber brownish color, nose is a little weak, mild notes of citrus and floral hops, hints of candy sugar and oak. Taste is quite nice, really fruity and juicy, surprisingly easy to drink, light in body with decent residual sweetness. The oak compliments without competing. I’m actually shocked that stone was able to put together two beers that are similar from the get go, and create a beer that is so unique.
Koskela (332) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep maltieness and hint of tart with wood come from this clearish reddish brew with an offwhite head. The taste is sweetish with oak and bitterness in the aftertaste. This lightish medium bodied brew has good carb. And is well balanced and worth the try. Has a ver slight warming feelin from the alcohol.
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep copper color with a beige head. The aroma contains some caramel, citrus, toasted bread, and chocolate. The flavor is bitter with a bit malty profile existing on it. It contains some bitter notes with chocolate, toffee, citrus, and alcohol. How is this beer ANY different than Arrogant Bastard. Its like holy crap Im whisked away to 2001 and me getting into craft beer. Not a bad thing. Overall this is basically a tweek on a classic. Good.
TomTron (416) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper pour with a sudsy head. Smells like a bastard. Tastes like a bastard. Makes me feel like a bastard. Lukcy to snag this one, definitely a fan.
closey22 (1058) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden hazy thin rimming white head; aroma is piney hops; Flava is sweet sugary with distinct hop character; feels silky nice; finishes dry bitter
CacheManyHose (309) - HONG KONG - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear ruby-brown, creamy fizzy beige head, watery legs. Looks, smells and tastes a lot like the Tuatara Double Trouble - drank both past their sell-by date and wonder if that's the reason for it. Aroma is overripe pear, sweet bready malt, toffee, maple syrup, grassy resinous piney hop. Tastes of sweet crisp malt, toffee, dry bitter hop, pine, spice, very light pepper, lemon. Body is bitter, a bit of slickness and spice, dry fluffy finish. A little musty (due to its age?) but tasty.
HKdIPA (363) - HONG KONG - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from QClub at home (best before Jan 1, 2015 so may be a bit not fresh). Translucent copper pour like the others in the bastard series - a bit lighter. Aroma is super resinous hops - like other very hopped SD IPAs. Tastes dank and juicy - over ripe fruit (but not raisiny), but that could be due to it being past drink by date. Very bitter but with strong malty backing. A bit boozy. Tastes very similar to Tuatara Double Trouble - big big hops of all flavors (resin, ripe stone fruit, citrus), lots of malt and booze. Would be great to try fresh but this is good as is. Lasting booziness.
tcon25 (156) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at home split, dark amber pour, biter spice aroma, very slight oak kind of sweet taste. Enjoyed this blend.
Slubgob (205) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into tulip. Looks almost like a red ale, thin rapidly dissipating head. Primarily hops on the nose, with a touch of sweet fruit. In the mouth, it’s fairly heavy. A bit of high alcohol sweetness, which I find a bit surprising for "only" 8.5%. Not sure I’d’ve said oak without knowing it was oaked, but as I do, well, it’s a bit oaky. In the finish, the hops come dominate. Finishes a bit sticky. Not bad, but I prefer straight Arrogant Bastard -- which isn’t surprising, as I"m sort of middling on the Double Bastard and Oaked Bastard.
rproff78 (141) - - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Very good and very very strong. Love stone brewing! Want to try them all now!!!
Bebum (402) - - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy medium copper, persistent head, thick lace.
Full body, intense flavor, high alcohol heat, powerful mouthfeel, lingering palate, fruity finish.
Bittersweet, just right acidity.
Fruity hops, herbal, resiny.
Delicious, revised my rating.
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