Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WaffleSauce:
4.6/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
. This is the beer that started it all for me. The first time I had ABA was the first time I saw the light. . .
Poured from a bomber into my trusty Stone pint glass. Nice, frothy head, about 1" - 3/4", an eggshell brown head, Hardly any bubbles to speak of, and not a whole lot of lacing action.
I could sit and smell this beer all day. The nose just beckons you to jump in. Very sweet, and tart, an almost prune-like hint.
Strong tart taste up front which hangs on to the front of your tongue, and quickly rolls down the throat as a spicy, piney taste. Its damn near impossible to keep up with how quickly the profile of this beer changes on you. I know there were some deeper fruity and coffee flavors in there between the upfront tart and the rolling spice, but its worthless trying to track them all.
This was (and still is) my favorite beer to watch a movie with. As your glass mellows, and the beer changes temperature, youll get a slightly different taste down to the last drop. Call me a wussy, but I dont like to drink these one after the other. Generally following an Arrogant Bastard, I like to move to some sort of hoppy IPA. This bear is definitely heavy and complex, and tends to leave one with cottonmouth reminiscent of high school days. Definitely recommended for any fan of strong ales. If youve never had it, read the back before you buy it. It aint lying!
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2006 04:42:18 | More by WaffleSauce
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3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle from a sample pack, poured into a pint glass. Enjoy by 9/5/14
Pours a deep reddish copper with a large slightly off white head. Decent carbonation, thick lacing.
Getting a very malty aroma
As the bottle states, this is an aggressive tasting beer, a bit boozy at times. Malts and hops battle it out, hops winning early on, before roasted malts pack a punch at the end. Lots of carbonation & bitterness on the tongue, and the heavily roasted malts in the back of the mouth.
Overall, it's good, but personally, I much prefer the oak aged version.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:41:26 | More by MikeWard
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,195 ratings.