Stone's 11TH anniversary Ale. This is last years anniversary beer, and a fine one at that. They call it a Black IPA, I call really good beer. It is dark, it is hoppy with hints of chocolate and nuts. Not quite a stout, but definitely in the neighborhood. Lucky for me I have a couple of bottles left.
Tonight I went with the Double Bastard. I have been aging this beer for 4 years, and it was well worth the wait. There is no doubt Arrogant Bastard is Stone's signature beer. Well the Double Bastard is Arrogant on steroids. this is a really big, strong ale, which I have to say has aged well. In fact I am having a hard time typing after drinking this one. I think it is best described as Arrogant Bastard meets Old Guardian Barleywine. Bold, yet subtle and quite warming.
Unfortunately, this was my last one of these.