Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.08/5 rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
served in my dogish head pint glass
A- dark amber, hints of red and brown, 1/2 inch frothy head, good retention, sappy clinging that will not disappear
S- malty caramel sweetness, smells of very harsh high alpha-acid hops...does not smell to pleasant
T- just as the bottle states, a very aggressive beer. Slight juicy citrus hops upfront, then harsh piny hops kick in from there on out. Oak is subtle and can be tasted at the end and in the after taste as woody...i was waiting for vanilla to come through but it never came.... oak probably would be misrepresented as hops if it was not stated. good bready, caramel malt background. Hops are definitely the center piece of this beer and it is an onslaught of high alpha acid, harsh piny bitter hops....arrogance indeed..maybe too arrogant. Beer has a puckering bitter after taste...yet you want more arrogance.
M- creamy, smooth, finishes dry from hops and oak
D- not too drinkable...bitter aftertaste from hops would become cloying after a while...WEIRD for me to say since i am a hop head...just not my style of hops.
O- taste is quite complex i am must say, but just not my type of beer/hops....Although I do have to say this beer tastes better as it warms...wish the oak flavor was more apparent
If you want an unreal oak aged beer go with the oak aged unearthly DIPA from southern tier!....good shit
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2009 02:05:17 | More by ken2cart1
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