Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jcomp21:
4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - beautiful color. red and dark amber in hue. crystal clear. amazing fluffy white head.
S - on the nose less of the oak and more apricot smells. very chewy light fruity. great hop prescence.
T - you definitely get a lot more of the oaky-ness on the taste. Amazing taste. Very complex but all my brain says is yum.
M - very balanced. somewhat dry. not long on the aftertaste. a lot less bitter than I expected.
O - very enjoyable. I will DEFINITELY be drinking this beer again in the future.
see you on the next one.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2012 01:16:03 | More by jcomp21
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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 4,650 ratings.