Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.8/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle. The Arrogant Bastard's got wood, which is both intriguing and highly inappropriate.
A - Very dark ruby red amber with a medium sized thick head that dissipates fairly quickly. Leaves decent lacing.
S - A lot of the characteristics I noticed in the regular bastard, just with oak notes piled on top. Candied sweet malt and floral hops abound.
T - The oak seems to add a bit of extra bitterness, which I did not enjoy. The flavors also taste a bit more subdued this time around. Tastes hoppier than it's non-oaked counterpart. Bitter aftertaste lingers forever and refuses to back down. Gives off an almost tart oak flavor as it warms up, which makes it more bearable.
M - Velvety smooth with decent carbonation.
D - The ABV is hidden very well but hits quick. That and the offensively tenacious aftertaste bring it down a peg.
Overall - I definitely prefer the original over this weird wooden brew. Arrogant Bastard is just fine without oak chips, and I'm not totally enjoying the addition. Now if you'll excuse me, I need take a blowtorch to the back of my tongue to put my bitter tastebuds out of their misery.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2009 02:39:14 | More by DannyS
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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.
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