Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
4/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at Nicholson's in downtown Cincy.
Served in a pub pint glass.
Has a dark gold/brown color with a huge two inch head. That is frothy and plenty sticky. There was very good lacing that covered the entire interior of the glass throughout drinking.
Smell is mostly bitter hops, with some citrusy notes coming through slightly. Taste is bitter but refreshing at the same time. Mouthfeel is somewhat astringent but enjoyable at the same time. Becomes a little cloying after a while.
It's a very good offering on draft, however I think I could only drink a two pints of this at most. Would tire of the taste after that. Would highly recommend, a little more "relaxed" than served from the bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
12-16-2006 15:25:02 | More by FtownThrowDown
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 8,021 ratings.