BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2007
stanky broomstraw introduces you to the bitter grapefruit rind who whirls you around so the woody malt bastard can take a slap at you. after smacking lips and tongue you stiffin’ you’re reserve and go back in for another hit. that sweetish butterscotch bitch you saw during the debacle is worth another lick. andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3L bottle. fucking magnificent! aside from sheer volume, this is above the arrogant bastard ale in taste and finish. the oak is more noticed the more i sipped. it wasn’t necessarily dry, it just added a creamy, woodsy-er finish that just topped the ever-so bitter hoppiness that the ab ale contains. the aromas were soaked in caramel and thick syrupy buttescotch. the taste was solid, offensively bitter, and chocolate-coated like no other. the finish was the same as the burp - dark, bitter, offensive, and thick like a true craft is. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2007
12oz bottles from sliffy and drewbeerme. Also had some out of one of those huge 3 liter bottles at BCTC this year. Thanks guys. Pour a dark reddish brown with a good sized off-white head. Nose is sweet and heavy with malts and oak chips, also some vanilla. Flavor is sweet and smooth with oaky undetones and a nice sweet malt and vanilla flavor. Nic, typical-Stone hoppy finish that doesnt detract from the other flavors. Although I can’t drink the bastard all the time, I sure do enjoy one once in a while. BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2007
12oz Bottle pours out a hazy amber/brown topped with a great off white head. A very nice and sweet aroma. Tast of candy and I could pick up a little wood. Very nice. wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 24, 2007
12 oz bottle from a craptastic local liquor store. Searching for gems in gutter, I found a 6-pack of oaked arrogant bastard, which I read about, but have never seen before in San Diego. I remember first moving to San Diego staring at the oaked arrogant bastard, which was only available in 3 liter bottles for $55. I was eager to try this when I saw it at Stone’s anniversary party. It was good, but didn’t live up to my expectations. I wasn’t rating at that time. Much time has passed and I get to try it again. Pours with a 1/2 finger head in my tulip glass that dies quickly to never reappear. The oak is really apparent in the aroma, and is very nice. I’m not sure how old this bottle is, but I don’t get much more than oak. the color is a cloudy brown amber. Thick body, and bit a dry. Hops overwhelms everything else, in the true style of the arrogant bastard, but I think a different choice of hops would be better, a bit medicinal.
BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Cloudy brown body with foamy light brown head. Cereal grains, toffee, and subtle oak in the nose. Perhaps my nose is deceiving me, but there might be the faintest hint of hops in there as well. Wow, toffee on the initial palate which bursts into a super hoppy mid palate and a vanilla oak finish. joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Much thanks to Brewfiend for sparing me the dissapointment of having to open my lone bottle of this. Pours a very thick murkybrownish amber, with a tiny tan head. Nice toffee, oaky buttery sweetness with a nice vanilla edge. An assault of flavor, and the floral hops appear out of nowhere on the mid-palate. Nice toffe sweet malt, as well as a deep buttery oaky silkyness. I can’t get over the hops though, they just appear out of nowhere. This is fantastic! sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Red muddled mess of translucence pour into my class with a reasonably off white head. The oak notes are immediately detectable. The flavor is overpowering and a bit more malty than the typical bastard. Well balanced, crisp finish...great beer. kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2007
12oz bottle. dark brown with a moderate sized tan head. Grapefruit hop aroma is prominent, with alcohol, vanilla and wood character playing second string. Smooth body. Flavor is bitter, as expected, but the oak character is not present to the degree that i would expect. Resinous hop finish, with perhaps a bit of wood and vanilla continuing to the long lasting aftertaste. Not bad, but not as good as i expected. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2007
muddled orange and brown. aromas of sweet malt, honey and orange. flavor is complex and robust. there’s definitely honey/malt and orange kinda like sugar smacks cereal...rather rich mouth feel and a nice hoppy spice finish. in between the regular ab and the double, but better than both.