Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ManekiNeko:
4.13/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big ass honkin' 3L bottle shared with some NoVA BAs. Gently chilled. I used a Maudite tulip cuz the demon iz badassz.
Appearance: Clear cherry red topped by a tannish frothy head. A thick blanket of foam was retained for quite some time and left strong lacing and massive blobs on the glass.
Smell: Restrained AB hoppiness with a strong caramel malt backbone. Whiffs of oaky vanilla and smoke. A brooding, dark smell, perhaps like damnation?
Taste: Odd cedar/woodchip flavor on the outset. Bittersweet malty caramel kicks in accompanied by vanilla sweetness. Bitter hoppines pervades the entire experience. Woody flavor well integrated, though it takes the hoppiness down a notch or two.
Mouthfeel: A real solid medium body. This sucker has been working out and it shows.
Drinkability: I'm worthy, but I think I'll stick to normal AB unless this comes out in bombers (not bloody likely I hear). A good Stone effort.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2005 21:47:21 | More by ManekiNeko
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3.78/5 rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - dark reddy brown, dense one finger off white head. great spotty lace. Swirl revives head wonderfully.
S - vanilla malts, caramel.
T - a hit of treacle from the get go, with burnt (very) toffee notes. Different from smell. Very very dry aftertaste. Hint of vanilla as it warms.
M - lightly carbonated, medium weight despite ABV.
O - OK - i just read my review of the non-oaked version. I wrote 'well made beer, just don't like the dry treacle taste'. Ditto!!! The oak does not add enough to this palate. Ah well, proves you need to read your own reviews, not go by scores :-)
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 08:27:55 | More by heygeebee
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,727 ratings.