Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 312HopBomb:
4.23/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My brother provided this treat. Thank you Paul.
Hardly any head forms but it was not a vigorous pour. This one has a deep, dark mahogony hue that has a faint haze.
Nose has a rich caramel malt note followed by piney hop.
Taste is comprised of the same. Rich malt backing and then the onslaught of dank pine hop bolts. Some woody oak and a mellow tone, and I pickup some alcohol. Long bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with low carbonation that lasts to the finish.
Overall a nice California hop bomb but not quite what I thought it would be.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2012 06:04:41 | More by 312HopBomb
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4.19/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
As a fan of Arrogant Bastard I couldn't wait to try its oak aged uncle. It definitely did not dissappoint. This ale pours one of the sexiest deep rich mahogany colors that I have ever seen in a beer. There is a very slight off white head that gives way to a substantial film and a lot of thick Cream lacing. The aroma is rich and buttery with lots of malty sweet notes reminiscent of caramel, toffee, and vanilla. In addition there is the wonderful aroma of smoky oak and a little piney hops. This ale sips quite thick and syrupy, definitely on the high end of the medium bodied beers. It is not an ale meant to just slug back. For only a 7.2 abver it seems quite thick and full bodied. The flavor surpasses the nose in its rich deliciousness. It is sweet and malty and smoky and at the same time slightly bitter and surprisingly fresh tasting(at least for an aged ale. There are plenty of caramel and vanilla notes, highlighted by the deep richness of the oak and the slighly bitter notes of piney hops. It is sweet but not cloying and simultaneously bitter but not tongue numbing like many Stone offerings. This is truly a great beer. I don't know how Stone does it but they continue to impress me time and time again. Maybe time to make a pilgrimage to visit them and really take all that they have to offer in.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:14:12 | More by lochef81
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,346 ratings.