Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by EliteDigger:
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this in a trade with JeffKrenner as an extra... Thanks Jeff!
A=Pours a dark opaque amber-brown, similar to a really dark unfiltered apple cider. Head dissipates quickly leaving a thin cream colored ring around the glass.
S=Speaking of apples.... I'm smelling wood, apples, carmel and piney-citrusy hops with a trace of booziness. Yum.
T= Similar to the aroma.... wood, apples, carmel, both floral and citrus hops, sweet malt and bitter citrus rind finish.
M=Near perfect thickness, coats the tongue and mouth with sweet then bitter, maybe just a hair too much carbonation.
D=Highly drinkable until the abv decides you've had enough. Can't wait until Stone finally decides to show their pretty face in Wisconsin....
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2007 20:53:21 | More by EliteDigger
More User Reviews:
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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