Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Nice appearance. Very dark with a medium brown head and nice lacing.
S: Very nice nose. I can smell the "oak" effect, but the Arrogant Bastard is still here with a malty, hoppy nose. Quantity is a bit lacking but this isn't an especially strong brew so I'll give it a pass.
T: The taste is great. You have to try the Arrogant Bastard first, but the low-down is in-your-face medium to dark malts with pungent hops and a woody aftertaste from the oaking. The oaking has the effect of smoothing things out significantly (the Arrogant Bastard is really in-your-face) but at the same time, in my opinion, subdues some of the "arrogance" of the brew and detracts from what the beer originally was. I would say most normal people would prefer this over the regular Arrogant Bastard because it's clearly more refined and homogeneous...in fact, in most ways, this is a "better" beer, however, it's my review, and I'm saying I like the regular better.
M: Perfect carbonation but the oaking makes the mouthfeel a little awkward.
D: This stuff is extremely strong. I'm glad I only got a small bottle!
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2010 06:17:47 | More by JohnL9013
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