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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3.78/5 rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - dark reddy brown, dense one finger off white head. great spotty lace. Swirl revives head wonderfully.
S - vanilla malts, caramel.
T - a hit of treacle from the get go, with burnt (very) toffee notes. Different from smell. Very very dry aftertaste. Hint of vanilla as it warms.
M - lightly carbonated, medium weight despite ABV.
O - OK - i just read my review of the non-oaked version. I wrote 'well made beer, just don't like the dry treacle taste'. Ditto!!! The oak does not add enough to this palate. Ah well, proves you need to read your own reviews, not go by scores :-)
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 08:27:55 | More by heygeebee
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,728 ratings.