Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On cask at the horse brass. "Can I have a glass of that"... "we only serve it in glasses"... "That's what I asked for"...
A lovely goblet arrived filled with a color that, now that I've heard it referred to enough, can be safely described as garnet. The deep ruby glow was capped by an simple foam swirl.
The aroma was slightly spicy and malty with the same aggressive hop nose you'd expect from Stone. Very nice.
The taste was a very slow, rich complex malt present. The oak seems to have smoothed out many of the flavors, possibly even concentrating them. The hop bitterness is great, and doesn't detract from the mingling of flavors.
As nice as it was, a glass was appropriate, and I feel the number of days that I'd prefer this beer are quite few.
Serving type: cask
11-16-2004 17:22:07 | More by freed
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