Bebum (1162) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2018 MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage. Great aromas of caramel malt, sweet bread and alcohol. Flavors similar. Perfect bitter hop balance. This year seems smoother than others recently. So good!
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2018 Cloudy amber. Full body, smooth texture, very flavorful, hot mouthfeel, lingering aftertaste, flavorful , bitter finish. Bitter, moderately sweet, crisp, good balance. Coffee, caramel, maple, hoppy, herbal, milk. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cruik (61) - - MAR 2, 2018
Opaque amber in color with minimal head from the tap. Smell is molasses. Taste has some good caramel flavors. Slightly syrupy in taste, but not feel. Astringent alcohol all the way through. The bitterness from the healthy dosing of hops is welcome, but gets a little comingled with the alcoholic bite that didn't feel well-covered. mithe (2004) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2018
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
wojanex (695) - warszawa, POLAND - JAN 26, 2018
Aroma: Sweet, malty, melanoiden.
Appearance: Dark amber-red. Medium, beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, malty, fruity, light spicy, light alcohol.
Palate: Medium-full body. Warm, light bitter finish.
Overall: Good warmer.
no nie jestem masochistą, będę się wedle zaleceń trzymał z daleka od tego piwa. słodowy potwór, ani do jedzenia, ani do picia, w rzeczy samej gorszy brat pojedynczego aroganta, trochę parodia mocnego piwa kraftowego, wierzę że zamierzona. Erzengel (10010) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2018
2015er version, many thanks to Werckmeister for organising this bottle! Smooth mild floral intense beginning. Fruity, warming and malty grainy. Pine, malt, warming floral. Round and fresh, smooth, sticky but still sessionable! Great stuff!
CraftBeerNick (3103) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2018
2015 Bottle at home, shared with the Beast, 13th January 18. Pours dark mahogany brown, not much head. Aroma is cararmel, dark fruit and malt. Taste is complex, bitter and sweet, loads of malt, caramel and older hops, giving some great bitterness still. Reminded us both of Brewdog Hardcore a little, with more malt. Not overly sweet and a great beer, that drank below the 11.0 ABV. rand (1920) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Dress garnet speckled by yeast, clear tobacco of East foam. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel and the litany of US hops in all their magnificence. Powerful taste, doesn't exactly have a gentle touch, bitter size above XXL. There is burnt, astringency, cough syrup, candied fruits, overdosed alcohol, pharmaceutical fluid. A little too much, you sait arrogant .. snowcrash000 (179) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2018
Pours a deep, dark amber coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of caramel malt, toffee, red berries citrus and pine. Taste follows the nose, with a caramel, biscuity malt backbone and some toffee, chocolate and red berries, complemented by hoppy notes of citrus and pine. This really is an Imperial Arrogant Bastard, which really piles on the malt, without losing much of the hops. Depth of flavor seems more intense compared to normal AB, especially when it comes to the malt presence and fruitiness. Hop profile seems a little more mellow, although there still is considerate piney bitterness (this may be due to the 26 months old bottle). The higher ABV is noticeable as a slight, warming presence, but there really is no unpleasant boozyness to this at all. What really needs to be highlighted compared to normal AB is the thick, smooth mouthfeel, which is absolutely sublime. Nische (2774) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017
2009 vintage, tap at Stone Berlin. Pours clear, deep amber with a small, beige head. A little bit of cardboard, loads of caramel. Still sticky and resinous. Well aged and well hidden ABV. HighlanderOne (1405) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2017
AROMA - burnt caramel and malt
APPEARANCE - solid mahogany with lacing.
TASTE - burnt caramel, toffee, marshmallow, nut, plum, roasted malt, hops, spice, oats.
PALATE - big and bold, boozy in back.
OVERALL - I would buy again