Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Manoftyr:
4.68/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance-Pours a dark amber-red into the glass with some nice red highlights, about two fingers of off-white head forms and leaves a nice coating of sticky lacing along the glass and a ring around the edges of the beer.
Aroma-Sweet oak and caramel malts. Some hops on the nose but they're on the back end as far as I can tell, this one is all about that oak character.
Taste-Practically identical to the nose with the malt-soaked oak coming first and foremost in the taste department followed by a slight bittering hop profile rounding things out in the middle and ending with that same oaken flavor on the aftertaste. Nicely layered.
Mouthfeel-Big, thick and rich without being syrupy like an RIS and with just enough carbonation to give it a crisp sting.
Drinkability-Scarily drinkable, the oak smooths everything out so well that I can see why Stone sells these in sixes; I can go through a sixer in a day no problem.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2010 08:38:55 | More by Manoftyr
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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