The result is mostly readable. But I don’t know what initiated the idea in the first place.
No matter. The beer inside is 8.5% alcohol by volume and hits the nail on the head when it comes to “Arrogant Bastard.”
Appearance: Thick, hazy beer-bottle brown with hints of red. Big and thick tan head, very rich-looking.
Smell: Big, malty, with sticky hop resins and boozy alcohol heat. Sweet barleywine maltiness.
Taste: As hoppy, sweet, and sticky as you’d expect for a Stone 13-anniversary Arrogant Bastard. Big and boozy, bitter and sticky and completely in-you-face. Malts are sweet and caramelly without a touch of harshness or astringency; hops are spicy, resiny, green without being bright—but complement the malts perfectly.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full-bodied and very sticky with pleasant lingering bitterness.
Overall: A Stone classic.