Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BJA:
4.75/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into perfect pint glass
A: Deep, clear amber/copper color. Two finger of creamy, slightly tan head that stuck around for a while. The head left a lot of lacing on the glass as I drank the beer down.
S: I got a roasty malt smell that was firmly present but not overpowering. I could also smell a little biscuit scent.
T: The beer has a big malt taste with a biscuit and malt flavor that makes a notable appearance. There is also a subtle woodiness (oak I suppose) that is more apparent as the beer warms slightly.
M: The beer has a medium to heavy mouth feel and finishes medium long. The carbonation is medium.
O: I really, really enjoy this beer. I have had a ton of arrogant bastard over the years. In comparison, I find this version to have more of a biscuit like flavor and a subtle oak flavor. All around I think the flavors are fuller in the oaked arrogant bastard but still balanced well. I suppose the oak aging, or whatever they have done, has made the flavors more pronounced. One thing that surprised me was the obvious biscuit flavor. I don’t recall getting that flavor in the regular arrogant bastard. Once the beer warmed ever so slightly, I noticed the flavors came out wonderfully. This beer is awesome. You should drink it.
Serving type: growler
07-18-2011 01:37:02 | More by BJA
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4.36/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a very nice dark amber color with slight haze (maybe chill haze). Nice foamy almost creamy white colored bubbles with solid lacing. Head decapitates slowly then stick with a slight foam above the beer.
S: Amazing hoppy smell with a backbone of oak with hints of vanilla, from the american oak wood chips. Definitely getting lots of hops in the forefront of the nose, followed by that backbone of vanilla, oak, slight bourbon characteristic, amazing smelling stuff.
T: Wow this is where the beer shines for me. It's no where near as bitter as Arrogant Bastard, probably because the beer has had time to mellow-out a little bit. The amber malts are not as present as they are in the original Arrogant Bastard but still there. Very nice hoppyness similar to a very well crafted IPA with a strong malt backbone. The oak chips impart a bourbon-like flavor adding bits of sweet with lots of vanilla.
M: Medium to full mouth-feel , unlike the base beer. Aging the beer in oak chips really did help to bring these amazing flavors out.
O: Highly recommended. If you do not like the original Arrogant Bastard due to the lingering bitterness, then try this one! No lingering bitterness with full flavor and hints of bourbon and vanilla!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 18:18:47 | More by abakanowiczc
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,646 ratings.