Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jondeelee:
4.72/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Oaked Arrogant Bastard is the even louder and more ostentatious big brother to the regular Arrogant Bastard, and announces itself to the nose with a dual kick of massive malts and hops. Big caramelized brown sugars, wheat and sourdough breads, and toasted grains are accompanied by grapefruit and citrus hop aromas.
On the tongue, the brew is immediately malty, with vanillas, brown sugars, chocolate malts, pecans, and fruit esters (both dark, like figs, and light, like apricots and oranges). A strong hop backing brings in a tremendous grapefruit kick, which helps to hide the medium-strong alcohol bite lurking around the edges. The addition of oak aging does bring wood-like undertones, but also serves to slightly temper the bitter hops, and make the brew more nuanced. The aftertaste is largely hops, although strong sugars still linger. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.
Overall, this is excellent fare, and worth the price over the regular six-pack of Arrogant Bastard. Fans of the brand will find even more of the flavors they loved in the original, but in a nicely elite form.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2011 00:56:53 | More by jondeelee
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