mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Pours dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is wood, whiskey and caramel. The flavour is complex - dominantly woody, caramel, and various spices, with bitter notes on the finish. Very nice. Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Dark amber with a slight haze. Light head. Oaky, chocolatey, earthy aroma. Oaky, chocolatey taste. Woody hops. Moderate bitterness, cut by vanilla. Nice lacing. TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Bottled 330ml (Utobeer, £4.20)chrisv10 (17422) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Deep ruby-red color, decent creamy beige head. Strong hoppy nose with wood and rubber. Medium to full bodied. Front is a bit thin, then leads to fruity hops burst. Resin, citrus. Aftertaste is fruity-hoppy with extreme bitterness. As the basic Arrogant, this is quite simple hoplovers’ bomb. I couldn’t trace oak in the flavor at all.
Bottle. Dark amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops and wood. yngwie (17050) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle, 12oz. The almost clear, amber body is topped by a beige head of moderate size, and releases aromas of sugars, some vanilla and piney hops. Sweet, full-bodied and slightly warming in the mouth, almost candy sweet. Vanilla, resin and pine-cones also chime in. Malty-sweet and piney in the finish. The beer needs a little time to reveal all of itself, and when it does, it’s a good one. Still, nothing extraordinary, as I maybe expected. (081003)
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Etched bottle from backlog. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of dark cherry, toffee, caramel, sugary bread, oak and brown sugar. Medium-full bodied. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: Dark red in color with a thin layer of white foam and amazing lacing.
S: Tons of caramel, oak/vanilla, slight citrus.
T: Very distinct oak flavor, malty sweetness, smoke, and of course the signature Arrogant Bastard bitterness on the finish.
M: Great body, very little carbonation.
D: Much more drinkable than "regular" Bastard and much more complex and interesting (in my opinion). Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. Trade with Baggio. Pours hazy amber/orange with a small creamy white head. Oaky, sweet, fruity, vanilla. Smooth and medium palate. Hops in the end. Nice FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2010
355ml bottle (Utobeer, London)MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
Lovely rich reddy brown, large persistent tight head. While pouring it gives off a lovely peachy hoppy aroma. Closer up, in the glass, it’s also quite nutty, some vanilla too. Pleasant carbonation, and a lovely soft palate, if perhaps a bit sweet and sugary. Taste a pleasant mix of rich but not overly-roasted malt, and massive nutty bitterness. Real bitter hops, the likes of which are rare in US beers. However, despite the bitterness, it’s not soapy at all. Quite drying, and with a burn cake, or burnt dried-peel feel to it. Finish has burnt raisins, and unfortunately quite frequently a waft of booze. Of course, bitterness is in the finish, long and drying, and a touch cloying because of the sweetness. Very solid beer, and very well crafted. My first Stone, and I was fairly impressed.
Bottle, 7.2%. Nice, bonbony sweet hop aroma. Almost clear red/brown colour. Very bitter flavour with good aroma hops. Ends on a weak, but nice, vanilla, cigarbox aftertaste.