Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Dark mahogany with tan frothy head with good retention and uneven lacing. Citrus and caramel aromas with a touch of floral but no oak I could detect. Citrus and caramel with a bit of dark chocolate and hint of roasted barley sweetness with a subtle oak from start to finish. A dry, bitter finish. The oak starts to really come out as it warms up but it's usually not overwhelming. A very good combination mouthfeel of a little fuzzy mouthcoating and slightly sticky with a moderate high carbonation.
Hmmm, I really can't decide if I like this better than a regular AB. The oak certainly adds a new dimension to the taste but at times comes up a little too much. It definitely dries out the finish a bit more and it's nice to get the wood flavor subtly throughout rather than just in the aftertaste. I guess it just depends on if I'm in the mood for a little wood...
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2010 16:48:16 | More by Bfarr
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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