Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kirkmichel:
4.15/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Very pretty. Crystal clear, dark red with an amber tint. Thick dense foam, which turned into dense lace and stuck to the glass and stayed there throughout consumption.
S - Nose is complex, with lots of different fruity scents including bananas and berries (this one was tough to get due to the mo sitting behind me who just lit up a cigar..)
T - Taste is much different than expected due to the appearance - the hops are strong, but are very well balanced with malt; pleasant. And as in your face as the bitter hops strat out at first sip, the malt seems to mellow them as you continue to sip.
D - Very nice, I could drink a few of these. Even though it has an elevated ABV, it doesn't taste necessarily heavy on alcohol (or are the strong malt & hops masking it? Either way, I can't really taste it, so beware.
M - Pretty clean but definitely coats the mouth.
on draft - std pint
Serving type: on-tap
11-16-2008 19:41:34 | More by kirkmichel
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 8,028 ratings.