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Bold flavors all around. Nice body, sweet malts and a great bitter finish.
Fantastic beer. The alcohol content is higher than AB, but I still prefer the original. This has a more complex flavor and is stronger, but still doesn't have the repulsive deliciousness as the classic Arrogant Bastard.
Ah the double bastard. Arrogant bastard was my first introduction to strong ales and it is by far my favorite beer to this day. The double bastard is even bigger and is just as good.
A good body to it with a crisp clean taste. Not too overbearing when it comes to flavoring but can easily be enjoyed by a wide variety of drinkers (not to mention a pretty solid ABV of 11+). I've recommended this to friends before and they loved it. I'd pick up another pack if I saw it again, definitely worth the purchase.
I'd definitely get this one again. Perfect blend of malty, sweet, and bitter for me. A little vanilla and hazelnut in there. Maple syrup finish.
i have to say not having an arrogant bastard first, might have been a good thing. i think label was to much build up. a good beer. just expected more out of it. but still worth drinking.
Not as flavorful as I expected but I enjoyed it
Some fruit and caramel undertones, but not enough to mask the strong alcohol flavor. Very warm, alcohol finish.
A nice amber color with a light head. It has a hoppy nose, and the first couple sips are full of grassy hops. The maltiness comes out eventually, but this was fairly hoppy, with a bit of an alcohol kick. Overall a good beer, but probably not one I would drink more than one 22oz. bottle of in a sitting.
2012 offering. Stone never disappoints; hoppy, bready, surprisingly easy to drink. (12/8/12 @home w/Keith, Preston, Chris)
Had on draft at Amherst Brewing Company. I think I like the regular arrogant bastard better. IMO there is too much of a alcohol taste. Still enjoyed it.
Wow this good and full of flavor
This beer rocks. At 11.2% ABV it kicks ass!!!
Comparison of 2011 and fresh 2012 bombers.
After a year, both hops and alcohol are muted. Still, there's a solid bitterness that hits almost immediately and lasts throughout. The rich, toffee-like malt body is much more prevalent in the flavor profile, making this very much like AB on steroids.
Fresh 2012 DB, now back up to 11.2% ABV, is a total ass-kicker. Bitterness is at DIPA levels. Huge malt and hop contributions in both aroma and flavor. Distinct pineapple note upfront. Some booziness present, seemingly appropriate.
Either fresh or after being laid down, DB is a hugely flavorful ale. Consume now if you want big IBUs and don't mind a bit of a fuel note, or let it sit so that the malt body shines through.
Bomber, 2011 release. No bottling date.
Pours a reddish-brown with a thin head that fades to a small ring of tiny bubbles that clings to the sides of the snifter. Some woody aroma notes; prodigious hopping imparting some pine; caramel sweetness and ripe fruit also, with a slight fuel note. Very complex, multidimensional aroma overall. Bitterness hits the tongue first, not surprising for a Stone brew. Malt sweetness follows, though much more subdued from my memory of last year's release; have to assume that one had aged more. Sweet raisin, fig notes more prominent as it warms. Hop bitterness picks up again toward the finish, lingers for a bit afterwards. This is an awesome brew when young, provided that you don't mind a blast of hops, and will only get better as it mellows out over time.
Feel like you could drink or chew this beer but either way the flavors will dance on your tongue and leave you wanting more.
Hops and beyond. Would prefer more dry hop floral notes.