Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Enjoy by date is 2/16/11. Pours a reddish brown with a sold inch of foam. Good lacing. Syrupy sweet malt on the nose. Notes of oak and vanilla are present as well. Very bourbon-like. Full bodied with little carbonation but not so syrupy as to detract much from the drinkability. Not much different from the original bastard until you describe the palate. The oak hits you up front and almost drowns out the nice malt that, in my opinion, makes the unoaked version so great. Not bad though. Just a different character. The hops still come through strong on the finish but not as quickly or aggressively as the original. The oak lingers with the hops through the finish so you are left with a honey sweetness with a touch of bitterness instead of a wave of palate searing hoppy resin. This gives it a cleaner feel, making it easier to drink. I like this more than I remember. Maybe as much as the original.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2011 04:38:53 | More by hoppyhampy
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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