Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
Thanks to Rob, rooftoprogue, for bringing this along to DL Day. Rob, always a pleasure to drink with you! It was the first time I had the chance to try Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and Double Bastard on the same occassion. Lots of wood notes on the palate along with the caramel and toffee of Arrogant. Some orange peel and vanilla emerge on the palate. I like this quite a bit better than either the regular Arrogant Bastard or the Double. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 From the same magnum that was sitting there to be drank at the DL release 2006. The beer pours to an orangish body with a beige head. The aroma is oaken oranges. The flavor is hugely oak. Almost overly done. Worth trying however, I wouldn’t spend that sort of cash on this. The palate is woody, very drying. hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
From a magnum at the Dark Lord release party. Major oak aroma, buttery brown sugar malt and a piney hop touch. Amber orange in color with a thing head. Flavor is major oak, some smokey notes and lots of piney hop bitterness and some citrusy flavors. Thinner body, noticeable alcohol. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
Pours a deep amber colore with light amber head. Aroma of caramel malts and hop spices. myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
OAKED VERSION OF Stay far???? Hardly....... this one is like those little caramel cubes with a hop cone inside....well maybe not....what I am trying to say is tons of caramel and sweet malty with very spicy hop tatses. Yes an assault on the palate. Only could have 2 bombers then my tounge is dead...liked it a tad better than the palin Double Bastard
Tmoney99 (14486) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle at Dilly Deli Stone Night. Poured a deep brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted and had good lacing. Good roasted malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Full malty citrus flavor with a smooth woody finish with a small alcohol bite. Good beer. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
Reddish dark amber with a thick off white head. Aged maderized malt with wood chips notes, and vanilla beans. In mouth, light smooth hops with light butterscotch notes. Rich and smooth. At EBF 2006. thornecb (5912) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 Bottle: Pours deep amber into a shaker with healthy offwhite pancake batter head that leaves lacing as it recedes. Arrogance and oak chip aromas. Smooth and well-balanced. Lasting sour bitter finish.
Tap: Dark brown pour into a shaker with small, quickly dissipating head. Marshmallow and caramel notes. Full, well balanced and slightly fizzy with a lingering bitter oak finish. Very nice. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Pours hazy amberorange with a foamy lasting off-white head. Sweet malty and hoppy aroma with berry notes and a sugary touch - very full and complex and nicely balanced. Lots of malt and a good hoppy bitterness in the flavor with some dry woody notes. The barrel-aging is shinnig through nicely. Dry biding end. Very nice! Thanks Keller! Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2006
tap at BWW in indianapolis. Sitting at the bar here in downtown indy, seing oaked arrogant bastard on tap was a very nice suprise. I was very excited to have this beer. I must say that i was very let down. Pours mahogony amber with a small off-white head that dissapeared very fast. maybe because the beer was served very cold. Some vanilla, oak, huge caramel malts like regular bastard, but most of the hop caracter from the Chinook’s is gone from the aroma. Flavors are dominated by the big oak chip notes drowning out any hops and accentuating the malt sweetness. This would be a good thing for me in most senses. I dont like Chinook hops for the most part. This beer gaines and looses character. Its a cunumdrum that puzzles me. Sweet surupy body that is cloyingly sweet. I think the lack of carbonation really hinders this beer. I will definately try to find it again, but it may take a long time.