Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GorillaMedic:
3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I really liked the Arrogant Bastard Ale, so I was intrigued by the "oaked" variation here. In my opinion, overall, its not as good.
A - Pleasing dark amber colour. Almost red, like a wine. I was surprised at how dark it is. Moderate head.
S - Like other reviewers, I think the smell is pretty good. Distinct pine needle aroma of the hops but not overwhelming; a slightly nutty flavor with a sweet fruity aroma wafting through.
T - Starts with a bit of a subdued bitterness (not in your face hoppiness like some of their other beers) that is quickly passed by an intriguing sweet fruit flavor. Finishes with a nice astringent bitterness. Good but not amazing and for some reason doesn't taste as balanced to me.
M - Smooth, moderate carbonation, pretty good.
O - Not an "amazing" beer but not horrible. If you don't like Arrogant Bastard Ale or Stone Brewing's overall style, you won't like this. If you do, its worth a try—I think it is pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 00:21:28 | More by GorillaMedic
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle poured into a porter glass.
A- A clear dark ruby/brown. A very nice light khaki color head that laces fantastically. Beer doesn't look any better.
S- A light brown sugar and caramel malt blends with an oily, earthy hop. Light oak and vanilla is detectable.
T- The malt bill smacks with light caramel, brown sugar, and dark bread. Hops hit, but not crushingly so. They are earthy, minty, with some hemp and tobacco notes. Wood accents a very light oak and vanilla.
M- Heavy side of medium, and slick on the palette.
O- The shining star of the AB series. More please.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 01:38:23 | More by JWU
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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