Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.
A- Pours a deep amber, clear body with a thick, gushing off white head that reduces very slowly and leaves chunky, sticky foam 1/2" thick on the sides of the glass. Very appealing.
S- Very floral with citrus zest, a big malty caramel backbone, oak barrel, and pine sap.
T- The oak chips really punch you in the face the second this beer hits thee tongue - lots of vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch upfront. This progresses into an aggressive hop bite with lots of pine, resin, citrus, and floral notes. The finish is borderline astringent. All of this is sitting on a medium-heavy roasted malt backbone that gives it subtle notes of toffee, chocolate and caramel.
M- Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation.
Overall a hugely complex beer. The oak chips really take this beer to a whole new level and add a lot of nice flavors. I could probably only drink one of these in a sitting but it's good nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 23:56:47 | More by gcamparone
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