Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by idResponse:
4.58/5 rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
My my my...
that oak really shines through. it's like the regular AB only it has a sweeter woodsy aroma, like it was roasted on the campfire. pours with a decent head that retains for a while and has some nice laciness around the rim.
that's so much better tasting than the regular bombers i am used to. god i wish i could have this on tap. it tastes so smooth and feels so good! i don't know how to describe it accurately. this is more of an experience than something i can put into words.
this really makes me wish that i could find oak aged double bastard. if the oak aging does this to the regular arrogant bastard, i couldn't imagine how much more amazing the double bastard could taste.
stone is my lord and shepard!
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2007 16:13:30 | More by idResponse
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4.36/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a very nice dark amber color with slight haze (maybe chill haze). Nice foamy almost creamy white colored bubbles with solid lacing. Head decapitates slowly then stick with a slight foam above the beer.
S: Amazing hoppy smell with a backbone of oak with hints of vanilla, from the american oak wood chips. Definitely getting lots of hops in the forefront of the nose, followed by that backbone of vanilla, oak, slight bourbon characteristic, amazing smelling stuff.
T: Wow this is where the beer shines for me. It's no where near as bitter as Arrogant Bastard, probably because the beer has had time to mellow-out a little bit. The amber malts are not as present as they are in the original Arrogant Bastard but still there. Very nice hoppyness similar to a very well crafted IPA with a strong malt backbone. The oak chips impart a bourbon-like flavor adding bits of sweet with lots of vanilla.
M: Medium to full mouth-feel , unlike the base beer. Aging the beer in oak chips really did help to bring these amazing flavors out.
O: Highly recommended. If you do not like the original Arrogant Bastard due to the lingering bitterness, then try this one! No lingering bitterness with full flavor and hints of bourbon and vanilla!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 18:18:47 | More by abakanowiczc
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,648 ratings.