dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2009
dark reddish brown pour with a small offwhite head...nice balance of hop and malt...nice virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
This beer is pretty good. Of all the Stone beers I’ve had this one didn’t seem to leave AS MUCH of an impression on me but it’s great stuff none-the-less. Nicely bitter, strong flavor and highly complex. This beer finally makes me proud of a popular beer. You’re not worthy BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber poured into Stone Arrogant Bastard tumbler! Pours a gorgeous copper/red with a finger-high beige head. Aroma is of caramel/cereal malt with a bit of resinous hops. Taste is a balanced bittersweet, blending brown ale, pale ale, and IPA all at the same time...! Well alas, that’s what I perceive. Body is medium, texture is creamy-slick, and carbonation is pretty soft. Medium-low bitter finish which is relatively long, but nothing compared to the Ruination IPA for example. Overall an excellent beer. Stone never has deceived me. This is the second Bastard I’ve had and the experience remains consistent. It really sucks that we don’t have this in Canada. Damn you Canada liquor boards. Damn you SAQ! partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Om nom. Nom nom nom. this was awesome. NIce and strong, dark, roasted, and bitter (a little too bitter as it warmed up). lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2014
An old Stone classic. Pours a deep, copper with a tan head. Aromas are at first malty sweetness, some honey, floral hops, with a bit of spice and earth. Taste is mostly dominated by the heavy hopping. With a lil bitter finish and a relatively bright mouthfeel. Almost expect/hoped for a bigger richer body. American strong, hoppy brew.
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured from a 20 oz bottle. Dark amber color with lots of head. The active carbonation provides consistent head and a flurry of bubbles that dance their way up to the top. The first sip brings flavors of malt and a certain bite that lasts. Has a fairly bitter finish, which I was not expecting. Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Amber pour with an aroma of citrus and hops. Strong hop and sweet malts and citrus, with a bitter dry finish, quite good. ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Rich red color with hop, pine and somewhat sweet aroma. Medium off white head with little lacing. Full rich flavor of caramel, malt and hops. Complex and strong with nice alcohol warming. Great strong American ale. RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Like a cheap skunky latin american malta vigor drink with a punch of alcohol. I liked the complex fruity undetone but I did not like the turn it took as it warmed. Most of this beer’s cousins would improve a little with warmth but this one does not. Nor does it play nice in a beer tasting. nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Dark red pour with a moderate, foamy head. Malty aroma of nuts and toffee with some hop notes. Caramel flavors with nice spicy hops on the back end. This is a really well rounded big beer. It’s the perfect starting point when you’re checking out this brewery.