Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by danielocean03:
4.55/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a cloudy auburn brown with coppery highlights, slight reddish tinge. Full finger of foamy head slowly passe to a ample sticky lacing with a hazy, thin cap. Aroma is hoppiness right up front, sweet caramelly malt undertones with a slight smoky woodiness, light notes of warming alcohol present as well. Taste starts off with sweet malts/ grapefruity and grassy hops, wood notes round off with the slight alcohol and dark fruitiness. Leaves a slightly bitter and drying aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full bodied and thick, almost a chewy beer, slick and viscous on the tongue that has a moderate level of carbonation which adds a lighter touch to the mouthfeel. Drinkability is excellent, taste is great and has been executed wonderfully by the good folks at Stone. Another level of definition and complexity to an already excellent beer, the oak has calmed and smoothed an aggressive beer into a more enjoyable aggressive beer. Would highly recommend, will purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2007 20:43:03 | More by danielocean03
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