entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Dark brown color, I drank this out of a half gallon jug from tap. Take regular AB and add a smooth yet rich wood flavor to it and this is what you get. Simply outstanding and more drinkable IMO after it’s aged. Lowe1983 (1594) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Pours a wonderful dark red color with a short head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is of sweet malts, fruit, and a hint of wood. Flavor was the same with a slight finish of hops. Not as hoppy as the arrogant or double bastard but still a very delicious brew. Capa (3301) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2006
On tap. Poures a deep red with small head that fizzles away quickly. Has a sweet aroma with caramel and fruits along with malts and a hint of wood. Flavor of caramel and fruit with malts and light oak. Finishes with a little hop bitterness. Has a very smooth mouth to it. A very enjoyable brew. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 14, 2006
EBF 06. Pours a dark reddish color with a small fizzy head. nose is light caramel sweet malt, some dark fruits and candy sugars. Taste is caramel sweet malt, some more dark fruits and candied sugars, very subtle and with a nice hint of wood in the backround not taking the spotlight, but playing a delicate role in holding it all together. A smooth palate and a light bitter finish. madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3L bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thick, rocky light brown head. Aromas of raisins, caramel and of course some wood. Initial taste is interesting, almost a candy like sweetness, but quickly is overpowered by mostly malts and some hops. Lots of caramel, chocolate, cookie,vanilla, oak and pine. Bitter finish. Full mouthfeell. In this version the hops seem muted compared to the regular version. Still, not bad. I’ve got lots of drinking left.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Got in bottle from Bev Mo of of Tustin Ave in Orange. It was too cold as I pulled it from the fridge. So it was a cross between a double bastard and a regular arogant bastard. But as it came to room tempurature the oak came through nicely and the hopss went from big to huge. Cloudy as they say but does not affect anything except appearance rating. Great balance between caramel, hops and oak. Great beer Oycpff (93) - USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Got on tap at Richo’s. Amber body with tanish head. Great hoppy armoa and great carbonation. Finished smooth with light oak flavors Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
On cask @ Falling Rock poured a cloudy copper with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of spice, malt, wood and yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wood, vanilla and malt with a drt, bitter finish. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Draft. Dark amber with an off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with some vanilla. Oak flavor with sweet malt and hops. Hops a bit more subdued than the regular arrogant bastard. Too much oak for my tastes. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2006
On Tap at Papago, Scottsdale, Az
Every time I go to Papago I see that giant 3 liter sitting in the cooler. Well this time they had it on tap. Aroma of sweet malts, wood and mild alcohol. Amber color body with decent head that left a good amount of lacing. Flavor was malty sweet to begin with. It also had hints of wood like a beer from a barrel. On the finish an alcohol acidic citrus appeared out of nowhere. That was little harsh on palate but otherwise a smooth enjoyable brew.