sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2011
22oz Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, oak. Body is medium on the palate with average carbonation. Taste is sweet up front and bitter on the back end, with a complex mix of malt, hop, and oak flavors. There is a lot going on in this beer, and it just seems a bit muddled to me. jmad (72) - - MAR 11, 2011
Rich, robust, hoppy and malty. This is a good brew. I thought it wouldn’t be interesting since it’s just a blend of Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard and Oaked Arrogant Bastard, but I was wrong. It’s a good blend. boto (2267) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2011
22oz bomber: This one pours a red-tinged coppery color. It is a touch hazy and starts with about a finger of off-white foam. Interesting aroma. The first things that I get are oakiness and a lot of pine and citrus hops. I almost get a touch of sourness to the citrus hops. You can tell there are a fair amount of malts in there also, but they are hidden by the hops. The taste is up front with the citrus hops, but balanced with the malts nicely. Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of hops but they are somewhat muted with the malts. Some raostiness, oakiness, caramel and a dry finish: no sweetness here at all. Nice. BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Beautiful red color with dense off-white head. Matly nsoe, cirtus. Whoa, huegly mlaty prfolie. Long on the swete and fnishes wtih geern fersh hop flovar. Nice matl prfoile and satndrd Sotne hppoiness. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Appearance: polished old woods with mahogany glints. A broken film is all that remains of a fairly restrained heady pour. A bubbly collar lingers while swirls produce a bit of whitish tufts that in turn cling to sides of my glass.
hirigalzkar (3279) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2011
Nose: hoppy, woody, barky, and some white oak for good measure. Apple and pear flesh. Bitterness of pine resins in the back along with pine cones and fir tree needles. Caramel red apple crunchies. The wood and bark is nicely pervasive and just abrasive enough.
Palate: clean powerful bitterness quenches and induces thirst at same time. Almost waxy along with a piney resiny polished bite. Caramelized crunchy sweetness. Cinnamon sticks for spice along with generic dry brown spices and wood. Hop cones dance atop my tastebuds. Citrus skins.
Final Thoughts: another fine in-your-face beer from Stone Brewing. Read the back label if you can, if you dare try. Overall in the wide beery scheme of things though I still prefer their standard Arrogant Bastard and Oaked Arrogant Bastard.
Bottle. Pours orange with a creamy white head. Fresh citrus hops in aroma. Lots of GRAPE in the taste. Also small woodiness, burned caramel. Actually quite balanced in all its arrogance. Creamy teture. finol (3505) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle. anderson01 (357) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Pours red brownish with a beige head, looks realy nice when given a whirl!
Lots of bastardness but the unbleded versions are better.
Licorece, grenn apple and hops is what pops out in the aroma. This beer has an awesome appearance. Dark brown in color. Has a rocky, thick caramel -color head with lacing that holds on to the side of your glass. Bitter/sweet flavor. This beer hits the palate slightly bitter and finishes with a watermelon flavor. This beer was very enjoyable. glennmastrange (2931) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt and hop notes of roasted, caramel and pine, moderate soap for the yeast, with background notes of date, dried cherry, wood, pepper and alcohol. Head is small, frothy, light tan, with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky, red/brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then the long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and has a moderately alcoholic finish. Just like its parents, this is an excellent American strong Ale, through and through. johnnnniee (4434) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Pours a deep brown color with deep garnet highlights and a full inch and a half of slowly receding beige foam. Smells of citrus, resin with a solid caramel malt backbone that fights hard for a voice. Hints of mint, garlic and tropical fruit round out the nose nicely. Taste is what I’d expected from the aroma although the malt comes through a lot more than I expected. Solid caramel backbone melts into pine resin, citrus and garlic hop bitterness. Finish is rather dry but leaves a fleeting hop bitterness with a hint of alcohol on my palette after every sip. Resinous bubbly and almost creamy mouthfeel, moderate level of bubbles, medium body. Great frikin palette wrecker. Seems like the perfect beer to slowly savor after drinking at the ACBF all day.