Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,503 | Reviews: 2,773 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
A: Poured from a 1-day-old growler into a pint glass. Deep rosy/brown in color with a nice 1-finger, frothy, mother-of-pearl head and some wispy lacing.
S: Good hop and resin aromas with some faint dark fruit notes: like congealed cranberry ooze with a hint of incense...
T: Bold and bitter, with a good mix of flavors. Some raisin and malt up front, with a pine tar hop swallow and a bitter aftertaste that bites hard. This is a beer without any major flavors popping out, but all of them working in concert to deliver a bold, smooth experience.
M: This is a beer you can chew on, but it's not so big in your mouth that the feel gets in the way. It's satisfying, yet gritty, with a bone-dry after-feel. A unique texture to it, to be sure.
O: A nice treat beer with a feel all its own. Best enjoyed on a cool night, under some blankets, curled up on the couch.
12-20-2011 00:26:58 | More by TangTKE402
4.44/5 rDev +6.5%
A: Dark purple, mahogany. Thin, lingering, khaki head. Decent carbonation.
S: Powder cocoa, raisin, figs. Still a little sweet.
T: [Poured into a Duvel Mishimoto tulip] Tastes just like it smells. Raisin, dried figs, dark cocoa. Granulated sugar scents in my nose. A nice hop kick at the end. Very mellow, not overwhelming.
M: Exactly like hot chocolate. Smoothe, creamy.
OVERALL: This is a damn good beer. The first time I had it, years ago, I couldn't handle it. Now, it's just right. Awesome job by Stone.
NOTE: Live review.
12-19-2011 17:45:12 | More by RobertColianni
4.75/5 rDev +13.9%
Dark brown color with a nice thick head that tickles your nose all the way to the bottom of the glass.
Great smell it's got that southern California hops smell, which i have grown to love, nice and sweet.
My first craft brew so very flavorful compared to all the big name beers, which taste like funny tasting water now.
Surprisingly light on the mouth feel with that thick head I expected something thicker.
12-18-2011 04:41:22 | More by DGavagan
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,503 ratings.