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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,724 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,724
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 143
Gots: 348 | 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)
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A – A crystal clear reddish-brown with a one-finger off white head with the consistency of sea foam. Lacing clumpy and patchy.

S – Oily hops dominate, but the oak is definitely there lurking underneath.

T – Big west coast hop presence manifesting itself as bitter grapefruit and grass. Oak/woodiness promised on the bottle is delivered in spades. I imagine this is what drinking a tree would be like. Held up by a malt base, but the woodiness completely overpowers the malt flavor. Bitter is the word of the day for this beer. (Not a bad thing, mind you…but man!) Becomes a little sweeter as it warms, but not much.

M – Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. Finishes dry.

O – Many beers offer “oaked” or “barrel aged” varieties that are only slightly different than the normal versions. This is NOT one of those. When it says “oaked”, it means “OAKED”. While an excellent brew on its own, you can’t help but compare it with the regular version. Which raises the question….is it better than normal Arrogant Bastard? In my opinion, no. The extreme bitterness of the grapefruit-like hop character AND the extra bitter oak together just equaled kind of an overkill for me, and I find the original to be much smoother and better balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 03:06:49 | More by TempeBeerMan
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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 :-)

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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