More information about Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale
With Stone Brewing's Arrogant Bastard Ale, the name says it all: brash and edgy. Stone Brewing promotes the American Strong Ale with a provocative advertising campaign that does the beer credit. The beer is not for beginners and especially not for wimps, it is at all unlikely that any beer drinker has enough expertise to even begin to understand this beer - according to Stone. Intense is probably the word that best describes Arrogant Bastard Ale.
Arrogant Bastard is also dubbed liquid arrogance by the brewers at Stone Brewing. The beer, which shines a rich reddish brown, bubbles finely in the glass and has a stable head. The chestnut color promises a beer that is heavy and bulky in flavor. That's exactly what it is, with the malty sweetness of caramel and dried fruit meeting an almost coffee-like bitterness that overpowers the dark berry notes on the palate. Arrogant Bastard Ale is a complex, multi-layered composition of furious fruit notes, dark roast and malt tones, and tart forest notes. Not for beginners and definitely a beer that demands attention and challenges even the most experienced palate.