Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into Sam Adams' "ultimate beer glass." The color is stained cherry wood with ruby hues, active carbonation to boot. The head is three fingers and tan, recedes nicely with considerable lacing.
Nose is oak and earth with biscuity malt. Notes of toasted grain, raw sugar, pears, & pineapple. Very pleasing and mixed with the appearance is begging me to drink.
Velvety smooth on the palate, it just drapes and hangs across the tongue. Just enough carbonation leaps out with the oak and hops and smacks the taste buds with a load of flavor. My mouth is left with a thin film of cream but slowly dissipates and everything is dry. Booze warmth slides down my throat leaving a nice numbing effect on my back molars.
What a fun beer to drink, so much going on but pieced together well. The creamy-oak flavor is appealing and adds complexity to the brew. It's my third or fourth time drinking this; I cannot understand why I have never picked up a six.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2009 21:09:53 | More by jdoncbus
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