beermug1964 (4) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2005 does not count
A recomemended brew. It has a really good taste not too strong. Not something that I would drink all night but would be good with a dog or burger or even to get the night started. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Bomber poured a clear dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of lime, a bit of carmel, and pine. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavors of citrus, and carmel with a dry, bitter, astringent finish. I hear it gets better with age,I’ll have to stash a bottle away for a couple years and see if it improves. Micro13Brew (12) - USA - NOV 18, 2005
When I first apporached this ale I was skeptical because of the name and not being familiar with Stone Brewing but thanks to Arrogant Bastard I have become and will continue to becom very familiar with there brews. beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2005
04 bottle pint pub glass
The bastard pours a deep copper capped with a generous dollop of biege foam.I remember more hops in past expiences but this seems to smell of strong malt and yeast almost monistic
a subtle dubbel there is a spiciness I fiqure the remnents of a hoppy past.The
taste is big malt, caramel,butterscotch that is faint but then the bitter hops drys out your mouth.I would think fresher is better. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
this beer wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be. Still its a pretty good drinking beer.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Pours dark ruby with lasting 1/4 inch tan head. Aroma is flowery with strong hops. Taste is strong with hops and cloves. There is a hint of citrus as well. The cloves carry on into the aftertaste. Carbonation is low, so it’s easy to swallow a big gulp and appreciate the taste. The alcohol taste is not overpowering and creates a nice warmth going down. This is my first American strong ale, and it is excellent. leaparsons (10541) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Chestnut in colour with a fluffy beige head. Aromas are spices and pine with toffee lurking in the background - also alcohol, obviously. Flavours are initially soft toffee and caramel malts that are soon superceded by dry, woody, yet green pine. Very prickly on the palate with a bitter finish. The very powerful alcohol almost destroys the beers character. Almost. alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
damn good beer, not as powerful as the double bastard, but I think I like it better. It’s like a taste explosion. Just name about 15 charachters on smell and taste in your head real quick and I’ll bet they are in this beer. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Brown/reddish beer with a caramel/dry aroma and a lightly hoped flavour. The beer is dizzy juice, dry and bitter with a very vinous edge. onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
The first thing you notice is nice aroma on th is on. Not too strong, just right. Has a nice taste, not too bitter. Not heavy like some ales can be. All in all, a good but not spectacular ale.