Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rsdaugherty:
4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-tap into Goblet at Pasquini's downtown Denver ($3 at Happy Hour!!)
A - 1 finger of thick coffee colored head with good retention to a thin layer, a quite dark brown color that is saturated with a red hue 4.5
S - Florals dominate the nose with sweet fruit/malts following, not sure if this is aged in a barrel or with wood chips but the "oaked" is present, I also pick up some sherry/smoky notes 4
T - Very smooth flow throughout the sip, a herbal start to a bitter hop/citrus, oak taste lingers. A lot to really taste here. I need another just to take all the flavors in. 4.5
M - Medium to full body with good carbonation, a lot of taste in each sip without becoming heavy on the palate 4.0
O - Will have this again when I have time to sit and absorb it, not a session beer but very drinkable with a ton of flavor. It makes me think of Great Divide's 17th Anniversary DIPA. 4.5
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2011 02:42:23 | More by rsdaugherty
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3.78/5 rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - dark reddy brown, dense one finger off white head. great spotty lace. Swirl revives head wonderfully.
S - vanilla malts, caramel.
T - a hit of treacle from the get go, with burnt (very) toffee notes. Different from smell. Very very dry aftertaste. Hint of vanilla as it warms.
M - lightly carbonated, medium weight despite ABV.
O - OK - i just read my review of the non-oaked version. I wrote 'well made beer, just don't like the dry treacle taste'. Ditto!!! The oak does not add enough to this palate. Ah well, proves you need to read your own reviews, not go by scores :-)
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 08:27:55 | More by heygeebee
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,726 ratings.