Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.8/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
poured from the double-deuce bottle with a menacing demon gargoyle scowling at me.
A- almost blood red with 2in of sticky clumpy beige head that settles slowly to 1/4 in and stays with it the whole time. the lace was like icing on tiers of cake that formed a layer with each gulp i took. there were 8 rings of dripping foam around my pint glass when i finished this ridiculously complex ale.
S- no room for explanation, i'm just gonna rattle em off: red wine cask (merlot shiraz cabernet) , raisins, prunes, sour citrus, dandilion wine, resinous hops, cereal, oats, rye, wheat, red wood, cherry wood, cedar, blackberry, pomegranate, dead flowers
T- at first, roasted malt, coffee, burnt caramel & toffee, unripe berries, orange peel, lemon peel, grapefruit rind, burnt toast, then toasted grains, floral citrus hops, tar, alcohol, and a hint of dark chocolate, with a lingering bitter hop aftertaste that makes me pucker.
MF- silky smooth AND sticky all at once with exceptional carbonation levels. goes down wayyy too easy, which is a good thing.
D- the label was right, this beer is exceedingly complex. after 22 oz, my world has officially been rocked. could be the best ale i've ever had, but like an IPA, its intense and complex taste would not allow me to drink this all night long. i guess i just can't handle it.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2007 16:11:29 | More by hustlesworth
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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