Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,328 | Reviews: 1,812 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by FLAbeergutinMASS:
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap! @ Sierra Grille in Northampton, MA
Served in a snifter glass for four American dollars, can't go wrong with that. I find oaked aged beers to have a watery, or thin appearance, this one was no exception. Not quite the beast in appearance as it's descendent, but a hell of a lot more complex. Crazy notes of Riesling, and sherry rich mellowness on the tongue. Warming on through the nose, with a cracking scotch-like inhalation.
As time as gone on Stone beers have leveled a bit for me. The BA hype, the reality that it's a nationwide "micro", and a ridiculous fanatic fan base, have all been factors. This one, however, lives up to the hype.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2007 00:55:11 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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3.7/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Good take on arrogant bastard. Oak is very present - slight vanilla, very oaky, woody, some dry tobacco, dry oak - the hops are much faded, get some of the malt coming through. Some char, more tobacco, neutralizing oak dryness.
This is a much more calm version of arrogant bastard - a nice take, but I wish the hops were more present.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 16:54:31 | More by timc100
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,328 ratings.