Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.53/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
It's daring to describe a beer with an average rating this high as "underrated," but if any deserve the title, OAB might be the one.
Right off the bat this pours like heavens nectar. Absolutely gorgeous ruby red with head like some cosmic cappuccino. Smell is so mellow and inviting I can't wait to dive in to the oak and tempered hops within.
One of the most noteworthy aspects of this beer is how easy it would have been to screw it up. "Oaking" itself has been a very hit-or-miss fad recently, but Stone has pulled it off here so successfully I can't help but tip my hat to Russian River - perhaps the only American brewer to consistently give this often finicky flavor its due.
But oh wait - Stone brewed this?! Damn guys. Good job.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2010 08:44:19 | More by bohemiandonut
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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