Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pored into a pint glass.
Well, Stone have really outdone themselves this time. They said so themselves. It's true, read the label: "You won't like this beer because you're a pussy." The arrogant part is really the writing on the wall. The beer itself, while a bit hard to take in, is actually very smooth and easily drinkable and quite enjoyable. Maybe they could have called this beer "Loved Bastard" if they really wanted to rock people's world and better describe this beer, because, while it isn't the most arrogant beer I've ever had, it's still pretty damn good.
It has a cloudy brownish amber body that is pretty carbonated and a finger of off-white head that leaves a little lacing. It smells delicious: some oak, but a lot of hops along with some roasted malts and caramel. The taste follows the nose pretty closely. Actually, very well. The hops dominate at first, but a spectacular aftertaste that accentuates the oak and caramel make this truly special. The feel is fine. It's well carbonated and a bit heavier, but I could've done for something a bit creamier or thicker.
The name is a misnomer to me. Maybe it's a sign my taste buds are going down the tubes, but I just like this beer too much to feel that I'm arrogant.
P.S. I had someone else try this beer and they hated it. It was way to strong for him and he'll stick with whatever is on special at the bar that night. Guess I can be arrogant.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2011 06:54:54 | More by mmva321
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