Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,193 | Reviews: 2,761 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ryalmighty1:
4.63/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle slowly poured into a pint glass (a few times to get it all)
Got this beer at the local liquor superstore. A little pricey, but they can get just about whatever you want.
Appearance: Very dark amber/kinda chocolatey in color, large head about a a finger and a half that persisted for quite a good time. Good lacing. Looks thick as pine tar
Smell: Hops, hops and more hops. Fruity, citrusy esters present, most definitely piney.
Taste: Now for the good part. This beer is stout, hoppy, citrusy and piney. Absolutely wonderful. Very warming as well. Bitter, yes, but so full of flavor it would be worthless if not for the bite it has.
Mouthfeel: Very, very creamy and a little fizzy at times. Easy to drink for how stout it is. Full bodied.
Drinkability: Rather easy for what it is, but if you are looking for a session beer, unless you like full bodied kick you in the shins ales, then this beer isn't for you. It will make you appreciate the subtleties of strong hops though.
Overall, I LOVE THIS BEER! First time I had it was at the Beer Sellar (actual spelling) in Newport, KY on tap, and it only keeps getting better every time I drink it. A definite A if not REALLY close to an A+
By the way, the warmer it got, the better it got. This beer really has it all...
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2007 03:38:45 | More by ryalmighty1
More User Reviews:
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 8,193 ratings.