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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,652 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,652
Reviews: 1,823
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 135
Gots: 325 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003)
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Bubba569

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serveing type: Bottle
Appearance: Redish Golden color, had about a 1/2" tan head that lasted throughout the whole drink, but not overly carbonated.
Smell: Had a outdoor woody smell with a hint of pine. Very pleasent beer smell!
Taste: Hits you with a tingling flavor of wood, leaves you with a strong aftertaste of pine. Smooth but bitter.
Mouthfeel: Pleasant, Smooth, Melt in your mouth goodness...aftertaste of Pine kind of like a Christmas Ale.
Overall I gave it a 4, would recommend it to a beer connoisseur but not for the untrained palate that wouldn't appreciate an Arrogant Bastard Ale!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 20:12:46 | More by Bubba569
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-11-2014 23:06:04 | More by TBRich
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Chiefy770

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 fluid ounce bottle.
“Enjoy By” 7/17/2014

Look:
Dark brown body with an amber glow. A great tan head collapsed and left a very impressive amount of lacing.

Aroma:
Sweet hops. Really great whiff of sugary malts… burnt caramel.

Taste:
Hops: Started off pretty mild but finished with a kick. Herbal and floral… almost sour.
Malts: Subtle sweet notes of caramel and molasses. Good notes up front but the hops take over in the finish.
Notes: The oak is subtle but it really brought the hops and malts together. The malts are nearly absent in the standard version of this brew but it is smoother and more balanced in this version. The oak also hides the alcohol very well.
Moderate-low carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: The oak barrels did wonders for this brew. I would definitely reach for this version over the standard version.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 23:03:49 | More by Chiefy770
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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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

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,652 ratings.