bwa5879 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Amber/brown similar to the color of brandy. White head a half inch thick. Earthy hops scent, a little grapefruit too. Sweeter than double bastard. Really smooth flavor, a little hoppy but ultimately malty, biscuity and subtle. Finish is only slightly bitter, mostly clean. craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Poured a clear mahogany with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, resin, floral, grass, herbs, and nuts with a very slight oakiness. Taste is caramel, pine, citrus, coffee, herbs, and woody. Feels creamy and smooth with a bitter finish. Overall, I think I prefer the non oaked version of this. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours dark red with nice head. Aroma of pine hops and faint oak. Definite malt presence. Flavor has a nice oak up front and strong toffee malt. Hops give it a crisp finish. The mellow oak seems to wash out some of the nice regular areogant bastard flavor. Not bad, but need to be in the mood for some oakiness for sure.
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Brownish with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of malt, syrup, wood, some vanilla and notes of hops. Rather thick body. Descent.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Caramel and wood aroma. Deep amber with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel, stevia herb hops flavor. Medium body, light carbonation.
czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. pours hazy dark brown with a decent light beige head, some retention. dark fruits and almost cloying caramel, resin and pine, some woodsy notes along with awkward vanilla, some bubblegum. average carbonation, medium body - oily, slightly harsh resinous finish. meh. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle: Dense, deep amber color with a thick, beige head that leaves excellent lacing. Strong "Stone" hope profile, complete with pungent-ass pines and fully loaded, resinous hop oils. Bittersweet citrus rinds and moderately sweet orange peels. Hefty bouts of toasted bread and sweet caramel from a generous malt bill mesh with the dry, woody, and boozy oak of the brew. Hoppage is more subtle and smooth than the original Arrogant Bastard. Malt and hops are 50/50 here with an additional woody-oak presence. Thick body but not too sticky. Toffee, caramel, pines, resin, and dry oak finish. Both bitter and sweet. Good beer... I don’t think I love it, though. HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle from Borough Markets in London. Pours deep, dark red with a short a short fluffy, offwhite head. Smells like vanilla, caramel, resin hops and booze. Taste is smooth, but a bit too light. Oaky vanilla, thick malts and a piney/resin hop profile. Nice bitterness and lingering after taste. Solid but in my opinion slightly overrated. Meilby (11517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary Brewers Reception, San Marcos, CACopterScott (254) - Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, citrus and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
pours a dark amber, almost dark brown with a tint of red. small off white head. hops and malty aroma with a hint of vanilla and oak. strong bitter malt flavor with a hoppy finish. medium carbonation.