Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.53/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Night and day difference on tap than from the bottle...more so than possibly any other beer I have had the opportunity to try both ways.
It pours a deep mahogany-ruby color with an exceptional head that continues to rise after you are finished pouring. The head is tan and thick and leaves some of the thickest, stickiest lacing I've ever seen. After the head resides, and layer stays above the beer throughout the drink. The aroma is of dark fruit, hops, alcohol, and of course oak...a lot of it too! The taste is more focused on hops with a background character that is still very noticeable of oak and wood. The hop profile is very much of resin and pine...almost sticky in your mouth...it goes great with the smoothness that the oak lends to the brew. Outstanding on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2008 01:57:31 | More by Douglas14
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