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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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189 Ratings

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 18
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: morebeergood on 04-24-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 28
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a deep rust color, appeared more orange in the growler though. Good carbonation and a dirty white head.

S: Like a regular Arrogant B. Very little if ant barrel influence

T: What happened here? This tasted like a regular Arrogant B. Minimal bourbon, no wood, no traditional barrel notes. Still has booze and hop bite

M: Bittering hops, booze, sticky and creamy on very end

D: Average for BA strong ale

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On tap at Champions in Copley Square in Boston.

Was an "experiment" for Stone to see how far they can stretch the bourbon barrels; this one was done as a third barreling. Not a significant taste of bourbon, but I was left with a much more bitter, burnt wood quality. Overall not terrible, but not what I was expecting.

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3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in an oversized wine glass.

A - Pours a dark brown with some hints of dark dark honey. Had a very thin head that left no lacing on the glass.

S - Alcohol is the first thing I smell, followed by some prune character which I can identify as the bourbon aspect of it. Also some hops there at the end but not too much.

T - Quickly the bourbon is felt and a prune taste that comes with it. Some sweeter malts felt throughout the middle as well and then at the end some roasted feel to it as well a mild hop induced bitterness and feel.

M - Medium bodied a bit oily on the tongue with med-low carbonation. Still well balanced. A little sweet for my liking.

D - I could only really have one. Mostly because of the sweetness.

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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
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