skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2011
12oz draft at Smith’s Billiards in Springfield MA. I love all three of the beers that are blended into this one. The initial cold taste is very similar to the double bastard - smooth, malty, with a great kick of alcohol. As the beer warms up the harsh hop flavors from the Arrogant Bastard start to peak through. This was an amazing beer and I am glad that I was able to have it on draft. Yummy jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2011
apparently a dry-hopped Arrogant Bastard? 22 oz bottle, twice decanted into a plain pint glass. dark amber in color with an off-white, near tan, head that doesn’t diminish completely but doesn’t exactly float atop. Spicy and peppery hops dominate a big malt and caramel spine, with a tiny bit of alcohol heat hiding behind the strong greenery. medium-full body and tons of brutal alpha acids obscure the malt - not the prototypical PNW hops, with more earth and vine than citrus, although it’s a quite enjoyable strong ale. would make a great IPA if it were less boozy. EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Dang tasty beer ... less abundantly hoppy than some of their other products, but I am really liking the balance in this one. Pours amber, nice head, aroma is sweet caramel, pine hops, taste is more of the same. Really quite a nice beer .. I’ll have to put a case or two in the basement. Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Pours burnt orange with small off white head. Aroma is very piney, citrusey with some caramel sweetness. Taste is piney goodness that is bitter, sweet almost woody finish.
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Nice blend of flavors. Not as bold or sour as the double bastard but with a stronger, more bitter bite. But in a good way, it a very balanced beer with lots of citrusy notes coming through. Good stuff from Stone ... again
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2011
im not sure if im understanding the definition of an "american strong ale" compared to an imperial ipa, caused this tasted like a straight forward dipa to me, west coast hop bomb to be sure, citrusy and flowery, no real malt signature at all, you know what to expect from stone at this point, more of a variation on a theme. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Poured a copper reddish brown with beautiful off white head. Aroma tons of fresh hops caramel and pine. Taste was extremely bitter with a hint of oak, caramel, burnt toast, and biscuits. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bomber shared at the Black Friday tasting. Pours clear dark amber with a small head. The nose is hop oil, citrus and caramel. The taste is grapefruit, caramel, ripe citrus and pine. Medium bodied. Nice IPA. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bomber from Binny’s Niles. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts, toffee, oak, vanilla, piney hops, and some dark fruits. Flavors of bread, caramel malts, toffee, bitter hops, some light pine and citrus, bit of wood. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Nothing that screams this is awesome, but another solid brew as you would expect from Stone. brigg (679) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2011
(bottle) A dark ruby-mahogany color with a thin tan head. Aroma is very hoppy with wonderful floral and sweet fruit notes (peach, strawberry, cherries) and wood. Full-bodied, soft carbonation, slightly sticky. The alcohol is more prominent and warming than I expected from the ABV. Moderately sweet caramel-malt flavor, giving way to the hop bitterness. which has a heavy grapefruit character, and woody notes. A lot of fun to sip on.