(For the beer-swilling SI Blog reader Gandhiji)
Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. – Ogden Nash
Idle minds mouths will drink anything. 😉
As many of our readers have hinted on occasion, time hangs heavily on our hands.
So when a SI blog reader brought up Arrogant Bastard beer last night, we were game for it.
So this morning we headed to our Gujju ‘Chutiya’ Patel’s liquor store where the bespectacled orangutan-like Gujju was rude as ever.
By God, the temperature outside today was an unbearable -9°C (probably because of the wind-chill) although the real temperature was only -4°C.
After eying the beer cooler, we finally picked up a 22-oz bottle of Arrogant Bastard for $4.98 and a bottle of India Special (to be reviewed later) for $3.98.
We made a quick stop at the local Food Lion supermarket to pick up up some Seltzer water bottles for our Gin and a couple of packets of Pad Thai noodles.
After keeping the Arrogant Bastard in the freezer (for rapid cooling), we quickly made ourselves some Pad Thai noodles with the packet.
By the time, the Pad Thai noodles was ready, the beer was cold enough to pour into our glass.
First sip. Fineee.
If you roll the beer on your tongue rather than quickly gulping it down, you get a slightly fruity taste. But not sweet.
The smell is decent too, a fruity-bitter odor. Not the cheap Budweiser smell that repulses us.
We were reminded of Guinness Extra Stout, maybe because of Arrogant Bastard’s reddish-brown color.
The bitter-flavor doesn’t hit you immediately but slowly creeps up on you as you keep drinking.
Even after the Beer became warmer than we’d like, we still liked the taste.
A 22-oz bottle of Arrogant Bastard (7.2% alcohol content) leaves you with a pleasant feeling in the head and wanting one more bottle.
Now if you schmucks want to know our verdict – From one Arrogant Bastard to another, Go for It. 😉
Oh, we almost forgot to tell you that the Pad Thai noodles with its subtle spicy flavor makes for a nice combination with the Arrogant Bastard.