1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,732 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,732
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 144
Gots: 354 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,732 | Reviews: 1,826 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Matthew_Phoenix:
Photo of Matthew_Phoenix
Matthew_Phoenix

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Had this out of the bottle and poured into a glass earlier this month and haven't gotten around to reviewing it until now. Bought a 4-pack and got it for my friends b-day. I thought it would be cool for us to share a beer together. This is my first review, here we go!

A-The beer looks flawless and the bottle is incredibly cool and funny. Has a pretty large, tan colored head and it seems like it stays forever. The beer is a deep copper color, almost amber. looks great.

S- Smells different. You can really smell the oaked and wood flavoring and it is for sure the strongest and primary smell. There might be some sort of citrus thing going on too from what I remember as well as the hops. Might be some sort of bready sent going on. Not to bad, but once again, mainly oak and wood.

T- Wow! The taste is pretty much like as my friend put it, "Like drinking a liquefied tree!" There is a heavy wood presence here. Not a lot of booze taste here, which is good. Hops are noticed here, but not overly powerful. The taste finishes dry, but not too dry. The taste lingers for a very long time afterwards. Even after chewing a stick of gum, I was still able to feel it on my mouth. Overall, a very aggressive and strong taste, but I don't mind.

M- Not a whole lot of carbonation, which is a good thing. Most beers are too carbonated and it takes away from the other qualities of the beer. The mouthfeel is heavy without a doubt. Like I said before, the taste stays with you for a very long time.

O- A very big and bold beer. Tastes very different and unique in a good way. I have never had anything like that before. My friend couldn't stand it because he said it was like drinking a tree. While he was right, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Overall, a very pleasant experience, if you get the chance to try this, don't pass it up!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 03:12:36 | More by Matthew_Phoenix
More User Reviews:
Photo of Thefrap
Thefrap

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-30-2014 00:55:49 | More by Thefrap
Photo of ChrisConnell
ChrisConnell

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-29-2014 21:59:35 | More by ChrisConnell
Photo of Scott231
Scott231

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The oak barreling mellows out the malt flavor aftertaste yet leaves a slight hoppy flavor. Has a reddish caramel color and lovely smell. Not too hoppy and not too malty but will shock the uninitiated to strong ales from Stone. Arrogancy at its best!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 16:13:21 | More by Scott231
Photo of joythief07
joythief07

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-29-2014 13:52:51 | More by joythief07
Photo of GapingMcNulty
GapingMcNulty


5/5  rDev +19%

07-29-2014 04:14:08 | More by GapingMcNulty
Photo of diverite
diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-28-2014 00:02:48 | More by diverite
Photo of j205724
j205724

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-27-2014 20:28:21 | More by j205724
Photo of MIchael_D_Larkin
MIchael_D_Larkin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-26-2014 14:24:10 | More by MIchael_D_Larkin
Photo of BarrelAgedG
BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-26-2014 12:08:34 | More by BarrelAgedG
Photo of heygeebee
heygeebee

Australia

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
Photo of ZeroFX7
ZeroFX7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-25-2014 22:56:09 | More by ZeroFX7
Photo of Root
Root

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-25-2014 21:25:48 | More by Root
Photo of xhuang61
xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-25-2014 18:18:11 | More by xhuang61
Photo of Joecaddie
Joecaddie

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2014 00:16:37 | More by Joecaddie
Photo of fleurdelou
fleurdelou

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-24-2014 21:10:36 | More by fleurdelou
Photo of Yeti1979
Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-24-2014 20:55:08 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of JaredMarvel
JaredMarvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-24-2014 19:55:36 | More by JaredMarvel
Photo of l0rddavis
l0rddavis

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-24-2014 00:02:28 | More by l0rddavis
Photo of HRamz3
HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-23-2014 18:47:31 | More by HRamz3
Photo of Narthax
Narthax

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-23-2014 18:12:35 | More by Narthax
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-23-2014 15:58:43 | More by thufflife
Photo of Larremor
Larremor

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

07-23-2014 15:10:45 | More by Larremor
Photo of SoxFan
SoxFan

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-23-2014 11:36:00 | More by SoxFan
Photo of admiral
admiral

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-23-2014 09:35:34 | More by admiral
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,732 ratings.