Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
355ml bottle, served chilled in a McChouffe glass
Pours with a ruby red body. Thick off tan head, loads of retention
Smell, akin to the standard Arrogant Bastard but with a touch of oak in the background. The nose is full of fresh American hops (notably Amarillo)
Taste, rich thick malt encased hops. Ballsy profile. Heaps of Amarillo hops
punctuated by robust malt, little touch of caramel sweetness on the finish and a nice lingering bitterness.
Not quite as great as on tap, in New York but still a superbly tasty strong ale. The original I still think remains king, the oak seems to cut the hops back a little and mutes the balance of flavour
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2009 15:24:20 | More by cypressbob
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