Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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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:
4.41/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle poured into a porter glass.
A- A clear dark ruby/brown. A very nice light khaki color head that laces fantastically. Beer doesn't look any better.
S- A light brown sugar and caramel malt blends with an oily, earthy hop. Light oak and vanilla is detectable.
T- The malt bill smacks with light caramel, brown sugar, and dark bread. Hops hit, but not crushingly so. They are earthy, minty, with some hemp and tobacco notes. Wood accents a very light oak and vanilla.
M- Heavy side of medium, and slick on the palette.
O- The shining star of the AB series. More please.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 01:38:23 | More by JWU
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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