Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DannyS:
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured this into my favorite duvel tulip from a 22 oz. bomber. I'm not worthy? You're on, bitch!
A - A beautiful dark amber with a small yet fluffy and strong head. Holy cow, that's a lot of lacing.
S - Wet dog comes and slaps me in the face, but persistent sniffing yields toffee, caramel, and bitter cocoa. It's also got that malty sweet aroma i detected in HopSlam that's reminiscent of pink amoxicillin liquid. Yum.
T - A strong hoppy kick yielding medium bitterness when cold and a very malty sweetness as it gets warmer. Lots of complexity here: nuts, grain, hoppy resin, raisins, molasses...damn, it's like the beer's challenging me to find the flavors. Gets even better as it warms, giving off a yummy brown sugar taste.
M - Smooth with a medium-light body. Low carbonation, fels appropriate for this beer; definitely not 'fizzy yellow'. It's also fairly warming.
D - I don't get any alcohol burn, so it's really drinkable, the bitterness the only thing holding it back. I certainly finished the entire bomber by myself...which might have been a mistake.
Overall - Ha! I beat you, you snide, grinning gargoyle! I totally proved that I AM worthy of this vicious brew; the only drawback is that I'm having a slightly tougher time typing right now. But don't tell the goblin dude; I'm not about to show weakness in front of him!
Oh, and the beer's awesome.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2009 01:16:33 | More by DannyS
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Served from the bottle, bastard pours well with a generous oak, white head fluffy yet full. The bastard is dark, a rich copper appearance is top notch. Not the strongest smell but Im getting a faint yet sweet amber ale scent reminds me of some nuts. Toasty nuts.
Taste: The head itself is remarkable. I loved that delicious fluff. Anyhow the flavor is bold as hell, strong hoppy taste makes me want more. Thats what I look for in a beer. Flavor sticks with you. A bit bitter in the end however thats what I expected. It all works together in this ale's showcase.
Feel is spectacular, polar opposite of those watered down domestic brews which the back of the bottle rags on.
Overall I give the ale a 4.75
Would recommend to any folk who can handle stuff like this ;)
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 09:26:04 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,017 ratings.