Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by boogyman:
4.55/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Love the regular ABA, am looking forward to the oaked version.
A- Pours a dark amber to a brownish color. Looks very clear with some bubbles comes up from the bottom. The thick 2 finger head has good retention and doesn't fully go away during the drink. Suds hang around the sides of the glass as I drink. Lacing is pretty sticky hanging around a while.
S- First thing I smell is the citrus hoppyness of the beer. At the same time though, I also get some ever so slight burnt woody smell. The fruityness does dominate the nose, however.
T- Wow, pretty crazy on the flavors. It starts off with some citrus grapefruit lemony flavors then morphs into some woody burnt oakyness then back to the hops then a nice tingle of the boozyness. It is like my palate can't decide what it wants to do. I am loving the taste of this brew.
M- Carbonation is perfect. I can feel the carbonation but it does not bite too hard and at the same time it is smooth going down. Boozyness is perfect, hoppy bitter alcohol taste lingers in the mouth begging for the next sip to wash it down and replace it for more.
D- I most definitely could have myself many of these in one session. I think I may like this more then the original. I am gonna be going back to buy some more of this.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2009 02:00:52 | More by boogyman
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a very nice dark amber color with slight haze (maybe chill haze). Nice foamy almost creamy white colored bubbles with solid lacing. Head decapitates slowly then stick with a slight foam above the beer.
S: Amazing hoppy smell with a backbone of oak with hints of vanilla, from the american oak wood chips. Definitely getting lots of hops in the forefront of the nose, followed by that backbone of vanilla, oak, slight bourbon characteristic, amazing smelling stuff.
T: Wow this is where the beer shines for me. It's no where near as bitter as Arrogant Bastard, probably because the beer has had time to mellow-out a little bit. The amber malts are not as present as they are in the original Arrogant Bastard but still there. Very nice hoppyness similar to a very well crafted IPA with a strong malt backbone. The oak chips impart a bourbon-like flavor adding bits of sweet with lots of vanilla.
M: Medium to full mouth-feel , unlike the base beer. Aging the beer in oak chips really did help to bring these amazing flavors out.
O: Highly recommended. If you do not like the original Arrogant Bastard due to the lingering bitterness, then try this one! No lingering bitterness with full flavor and hints of bourbon and vanilla!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 18:18:47 | More by abakanowiczc
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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