Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant amber with copper highlights and a frothy one inch beige head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick, holy lacing.
Resin, pine, and grapefruit open the aroma, with fresh cut grass and slightly dank cannabis rounding out the hop profile. There's some caramel malt sweetness buried in there somewhere, along with toasty oak. Notes of dark fruits...raisins, prunes, and figs, emerge.
Flavor is a juxtaposition of sweet and bitter. There's an initial promise of bitterness, which the malt overcomes mid palate, but resiny, herbal hops take back the profile in the finish. Grapefruit, tea, fresh cut grass, resin, burnt caramel, and oak are on the laundry list of flavor notes. Lightly burnt toast flavors emerge as it warms.
Body is fairly full, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth. They'd a bit of hop astringency present.
Great, complex beer. A little too resiny bitter for my liking, but still very good in all other respects.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 18:21:20 | More by barczar
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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