Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BusyNinja:
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Keep in mind that I drank this beer with a medium head cold running its course. I was hoping to taste this beer, and I sure did, but it was not over powering. A delightful mix of hops and malt, with a strong, hop presence. A dark brown, almost ruby color. Not much head, but that might be deceiving, as it took the server a while to bring my brew. Not much evidence of lace in the beginning, but nice pattern as I enjoyed my pint. As far as aroma, I smelled hops, and again, not overpowering, but I can't penalize this brew because of my head cold. I hope this beer is still around when my head cold is gone.
Serving type: on-tap
12-08-2006 02:01:48 | More by BusyNinja
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4.31/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The oak barreling mellows out the malt flavor aftertaste yet leaves a slight hoppy flavor. Has a reddish caramel color and lovely smell. Not too hoppy and not too malty but will shock the uninitiated to strong ales from Stone. Arrogancy at its best!
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 16:13:21 | More by Scott231
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 4,738 ratings.