Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DavidST:
4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass, I've had the Arrogant Bastard before, but this is my first time with the oaked version.
This pours a dark copper color, with a light brown head, it leaves behind foam lags as it goes away. It smells of hops and sweet malts, maybe a little caramel and slightly woody. Medium mouth feel plenty of carbonation and hop stickiness. The taste is a little different form the regular AB, there are some woody hints which is quite nice, there are tons of hops and a little malty sweetness in the middle (which is quickly overpowered by the lingering hops bitter after flavor). This is one heck of a brew, the subtle change is very welcomed and i like the hints of a woody taste, once again Stone has developed a fantastic brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2011 20:21:29 | More by DavidST
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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
07-07-2014 18:18:47 | More by abakanowiczc
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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