Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,336 | Reviews: 1,812 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.63/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Deep hazed brick red brown colour with a special looking lace … one bad ass looking beer. A mad but “oh so confident” oily hop aroma with a one-two slap of faint alcohol and sweetness says “who’s your daddy”. The minty hop flavour puts the tongue in a headlock and the it drops a pungent grapefruit dropkick to the palate. Malt is there for the three count and vague hints of wood leaves a puckering dizzy feeling. This beer was like a suplex off of the top rope for me.
Serving type: on-tap
03-16-2003 14:04:51 | More by Jason
4.65/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had on-tap at the Blind Tiger on 03/12/03. From the Stone website "Special batch. Extremely rare. Only previously available at one location in Southern CA and one location in Arizona."
A dark brown beer with a creamy off-white head; good retention. Aroma was incredible with a complex floral, herbal, citrus and woody nose. At first taste: creamy and smooth in the mouthfeel. Then strong mint, followed by strong hoppy/pine-y herbal flavour and juicy citrus (grapefruit!!); big hop bite. Oak anchors the big malty sweet flavours and carries thru to the dry finish with strong notes of wood.
Loved it; one of the highlights and I definitely prefer this over the non-oak version. The aging added a whole other depth of complexity and smoothness to the beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2003 07:26:43 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Good take on arrogant bastard. Oak is very present - slight vanilla, very oaky, woody, some dry tobacco, dry oak - the hops are much faded, get some of the malt coming through. Some char, more tobacco, neutralizing oak dryness.
This is a much more calm version of arrogant bastard - a nice take, but I wish the hops were more present.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 16:54:31 | More by timc100
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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