Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CraftVA:
4.72/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Appearance: This beer poured and beautiful dark brown with an orange/reddish brilliant hue. The head was fantastic when pouring from the bottle. Head really stuck to the inside of the glass leaving gorgeous lacing. Very impressive!
Taste: You can really taste the combination of hops right away. This really compliments the roasty dark malts flavor. After a second, the darker malts really come threw. This gives way to the roasty malts and resiny pine which in turn finishes light caramel and toffee finish.
Smell: The hop aroma is more subtle to darker malt notes, however there is no missing the oak. Not to strong on the vanilla, it smells fantastic! You almost get the warmth of a whisky.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth; somewhere between medium and full-bodied. With its sticky sweetness offset by the sharp bitterness, the whole thing is balanced out by the oak flavors which give it a great mouth feel for sure.
Overall: Really enjoyed it!! It is a complex experience for sure and pairs with just about anything worth eating.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2012 03:56:10 | More by CraftVA
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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 4,727 ratings.