Oakes (19409) - 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. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle. Amber/copper color, creamy beige head. Hoppy, grassy, citric aroma, orange notes, some caramel. Hoppy orange flavor, woody, citric, some yeast. chrisv10 (18707) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops and wood. TBone (18552) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Bottled 330ml (Utobeer, £4.20)jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2014
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.
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.
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2010
355ml bottle (Utobeer, London)yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2008
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, 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) Ferris (17097) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft - Citrus hops and malts to balance. Clear amber with a yellow rich head. Although no oak in the nose, comes out in the taste. Citrus hops again with a nice bite and a malt sweetness to balance. Long bitter finish but oh so good. Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Slightly reddish / brown color, medium sized slightly off-white head. Don’t smell that much, a bit boring smell. Taste is really good though! Taste wood, caramel, slightly roasty, hops and bitter. Very good taste! Nice carbonation, full body. brokensail (16689) - 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).