Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,822 | Reviews: 1,830 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev -11.9%
* 12 oz. bottle* Look: Dark murky brown almost red body, 1/2 finger off white head. Smell: Mild citrus fused with intense toasted grains, caramel sweetness, subtle earth notes. Taste: Spicy, mild citrus rind, wood, toasted grains, and a hint of pineapple?, sweet oak finishes with a smoky camp fire flavor. Bitter as an old man with no beer money. Feel: Medium-light body, active, almost harsh carbonation.
Overall: I hate to say this but this ale is aggressive. This is not for everyone like the brewer said. Both hops and malts come full force and with the aggressive bitterness and also detectable alcohol bite. This beer will take your palate to a bar so it can purposely beat it with a stool. I don’t have a problem slapping two bottles of this at anytime. But after two it might get a bit, tiresome. It is a liquid journey, just not down the alley I would prefer. This brew is worthy.
09-01-2014 13:39:47 | More by Shroud0fdoom
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
12 oz bottle, brought back from the States.
Pours dark and rich looking mahogany, thin head but good retention.
Smell and taste both have lots of hops - pine and citrus, but balanced with caramel malty sweetness. Oak chips add alot of flavor and another layer of intensity.
Bitter, but in a good way, finish and aftertaste. Medium, pushing full body and mouthfeel.
I enjoy almost all of Stone's beers, and this is right at the top.
08-23-2014 16:02:37 | More by BigBry
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,822 ratings.