Stone Brewing – Arrogant Bastard Ale – 7.2%
From Stone Brewing comes Arrogant Bastard Ale at 7.2% . Sharp dank hop aromatic on decanning (not citrus) followed by a nice deep malty presence. The pour is dark amber with great head generation and retention for a canned beer. The carbonation is slightly above average but welcome. A deep underlying bitterness feeds a slightly sweet brown ale malt base, with an incredible smoothness. Hints of caramel, coffee and slight booziness come through at the end to deliver a very drinkable ale, which i’m sure that I will return to again and again. This is some super stuff from Stone!