Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a rich brown with ruddy overtones and clear into an Arrogant Bastard pint glass. Two finger tan head is very creamy, displaying good retention and ample small-bubbled lacing.
The aroma consists of woody, toasty, hops and malt, along with pine, some faint citrus rind, and herb. The flavor offers all that, plus a nutty smokiness and just a spike of phenols.
The mouth is complex as hell, packed with myriad sensations and taste characteristics, yet good carbonation and a creamy notes just prior to the bitter finsh, balances out the hop onslaught.
I think it offers more complexity, and a kinder gentler overall palate than the un-oaked Bastard, making for a more drinkable cousin to the original. If warmed to a proper temp, I could drink a sixer in a night without suffering from palate trauma.
It's wicked awsome.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2006 20:45:52 | More by Osiris9588
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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