bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
pours copper, large, rocky, tan head. alcohol, citrus, flowers, caramel, toffee, apricot, mango, butterscotch, earth. very bitter, medium sweetness. full body, thick, creamy feel, soft carbonation, bitter and dry finish. bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
22oz bomber from a kick ass liq. store you wish you lived by... Pours a dark, clear brown/copper with highlights of dark amber and a large tan head. The aroma is strong - quite hoppy with some citrus/pine, but also very malty (lots of caramel) with a good bit of alcohol. The taste starts complex with a two-edged bitterness: a hint of roasted grains with a dark chocolate or coffee-like bitterness and a large presence of hops. The flavor is quite reminiscent of the "weaker" version - but sweeter and more alcohol. The middle of the palate detects more roasted grains, some biscuity malts, subtle touches of fruity esters, and hops. The finish isn’t as long as its lowly "arrogant" brethren and is much more warming. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated (pour vigorously or swirl in glass to release it and to add creaminess to the texture) and medium- to-full in body. Overall, a good beer that is exactly what its name implies.
pawos (213) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 9, 2017
Kolor ciemnobrunatny, opalizujący. W aromacie dużo karmelu, ciastek, toffi, suszonych śliwek. Piwo bardzo pełne. Słodkie, oblepiające, karmelowe. Goryczka wyraźna i nieco przeszkadzająca. Wyczuwalny alkohol Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2011
I’ve been looking for this beer for years, and looking back it’s been almost 5 since I had first tried its little brother Arrogant Bastard. I’m not really feeling like describing every specific little flavor in this beer...cause frankly I want to get back to drinking it. It’s obviously very, very similar to Arrogant Bastard, but tastes a little smoother and with a little less bite (which is the opposite of what you’d expect). Perhaps that’s due to the weight of it...feels very heavy. I certainly wouldn’t call it twice as good as its little brother, but a formidable beer for sure! hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
bottle. pours a hazy dark reddish brown, with a thin off-white head that quickly recedes to a film. smell of caramel malt, citrusy hops, dark fruits, a bit of wood, and strong alcohol. a hint of cherry in the taste, with a bit less alcohol as was in the nose, but plenty nonetheless. light spice and a touch of floral/citrus hop, as well. finishes with a bit of alcohol bitterness, and a decent sweetness to balance it. fairly full-bodied, with a good coating mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. not my favorite offering from stone. the alcohol taste nearly overwhelms what would otherwise be a pretty tasty beer.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottle, 2004 vintage. darker amber...thin brown head, good lacing. Full ,round, and shifting in nuances...candied dark fruits; plum, raison, dates...rum cake...flavors sharing and changing in the palate. initially the malt flavor characteristics are spotlighted, but then....the bastard let’s loose the dogs of hops! going to battle to balance the malt flavors the hops give dryness, slight oilyness...piney, bitter! mmmm....It all ends with a very round very fully even slightly alcoholic end. This is a wonderful beer to drink slowly and apreciate. Really good. foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2008
22oz bottle, 2008 release. Pours a dark amber with a large white head. Big hops with hints of caramel and malts. Smooth drinkability with nice alcohol burn. Very good. cafgen (209) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Deep red-Brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel. You can taste the alcohol from the first sip. Also has a citrusi, hoppy flavor with a sweet hint. Did not like it because Of the alcohol taste.
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2007, 22 oz bomber. Pours a clear, dark orange-brown colour with a cream coloured, frothy but quickly disappearing head. When I say quickly disappearing, I mean quick!! I turned my head for a minute and it was gone when I turned back around. Aroma of pine, malts, citrus, grapefruit, nuts, hops, caramel and alcohol. I started to smell the aroma before the cap was completely off. Flavour is the same as the aroma with a tangy sort of aftertaste. vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2009
This beer has a sweet raspberry aroma. The flavor is malty with a light aftertaste. It has a very different flavor from the regular Arrogant Bastard.