Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.48/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Food Pairing - This is going to sound weird, so just trust me on this: Peanut butter. Oh yeah. I had a weird sense that this might work, and sure enough, boy. Hard to explain. Try it!
A - Immense frothy head over rich maple colored body. Zero bubbles rising to the surface. Wonderful lacing throughout.
S - Sweet, roasty, makes you want to jump in. Also lets you know that those hops are there, waiting for you.
T - Complex...trying to unravel and identify its flavors is fun! Bread made with molasses, walnut and almond, raisin, a bit of cream, cinnamon, brown sugar, bitter punch of piney orange rind. Remarkable balance of complexity and boldness. Delicious.
M - Electric sensation up front, which runs almost the length of the tongue. Rush of bitterness takes over a few seconds after the initial taste, scrubbing the buds just enough for the next one before receding. Slight metallic sensation remains without being obnoxious.
O - When first I had this beer years ago, as the bottle itself states, I was not worthy. Truly, casuals will find little to enjoy from this one as it certainly isn't for the uninitiated! Now, I'm proud to count myself among the highest echelon of drinkers: those who this beer was made for. Arrogance achieved.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2013 07:47:51 | More by ChugMan
Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,000 ratings.