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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morebeergood on 04-24-2009)
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3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Acre's stone takeover.

Purs a deep ruby with a light cap of sticky white foam.

Unusual beer. I'm happy I got to try this one.

Smell's a bit boozy - lots of citrus and piney hops, a touch of oak and bourbon, some sweet malt and a hints of a somewhat unpleasant earthy aroma.

Taste is initially very piney - almost like a spruce tree. Must be the bourbon interacting with the hops. It's not terribly pleasant. Underneath that there are sweet caramel malts and bourbon - almost like a BA Wee Heavy coated with spruce.

Mouthfeel is what you'd expect - medium bodied, creamy, smooth, and a bit sticky.

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Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Stone Tap Takeover at Acre. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: My snifter is full of a recognizable cherry mahogany beer with a nice beige cap. Webs of lace stick to the lace and the head retains well, like the normal Bastard.

Smell: The aroma is full of caramel malt, with grapefruit and other assorted citrus smelling hops, pine needles, and just a touch of oak and bourbon.

Taste: The taste starts out sweet. Caramelized grapefruit impart a sweet and hoppy flavor right away. A bit of brown sugar, prickly pine, some oak, and bourbon toward the end lead into a bitter finish. The pine hops and bourbon combine to give off a fusel bitter flavor that is not very good and lingers through the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is slightly above medium, with mostly creamy smooth carbonation. A little bit sticky up front and after each sip, with an alcohol inspired dryness in the middle.

Overall: This is the second Stone beer I like a little bit less after aging it in bourbon barrels. The residual pine hop presence doesn't work well with the bourbon for me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 21:01:41 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap for the stone tap take over at acre.

a-amber body just like regular AB with almost no head

s-Bourbon and a suprising amount of hops

t-follows the nose. Really hoppy for what I was expecting. bourbon not as prevalent as it is on the nose

m-medium body and so smooth

o-Good beer, bourbon kicks it up a notch

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 23:14:01 | More by brew3crew
Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.