Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,350 | Reviews: 1,813 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by FosterJM:
4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
49th review on BA
bottle to pint
enjoy by 6/10 so not the freshest one
App- Very murky brown with gold and orange highlights. Poured with almost no head but it was an off tan color and it looked very creamy in the glass.
Smell- Sugary, a little roasted malt and some vanilla.
Taste- It's drinking like a much bigger beer and it's got a creamy texture with a nice bitter after taste. I don't get much of the oak flavor and attributes but I know from memory it tastes different than the regualar bastard.
Mouth- Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Doesnt leave the mouth dry or smacking your lips with sweetness from the vanilla and candied fruit.
Drink- It's a very good beer. Could have a few during a sitting & @ 7.2 would make the night a lot more fun too. Would like to have the next one paired to really highlight a cuisine.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2010 17:06:59 | More by FosterJM
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
As a fan of Arrogant Bastard I couldn't wait to try its oak aged uncle. It definitely did not dissappoint. This ale pours one of the sexiest deep rich mahogany colors that I have ever seen in a beer. There is a very slight off white head that gives way to a substantial film and a lot of thick Cream lacing. The aroma is rich and buttery with lots of malty sweet notes reminiscent of caramel, toffee, and vanilla. In addition there is the wonderful aroma of smoky oak and a little piney hops. This ale sips quite thick and syrupy, definitely on the high end of the medium bodied beers. It is not an ale meant to just slug back. For only a 7.2 abver it seems quite thick and full bodied. The flavor surpasses the nose in its rich deliciousness. It is sweet and malty and smoky and at the same time slightly bitter and surprisingly fresh tasting(at least for an aged ale. There are plenty of caramel and vanilla notes, highlighted by the deep richness of the oak and the slighly bitter notes of piney hops. It is sweet but not cloying and simultaneously bitter but not tongue numbing like many Stone offerings. This is truly a great beer. I don't know how Stone does it but they continue to impress me time and time again. Maybe time to make a pilgrimage to visit them and really take all that they have to offer in.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:14:12 | More by lochef81
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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