Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by spoony:
4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes dated December 28, 2012.
From a 12 oz bottle into a globe glass.
A-An agressive pour produced almost two fingers of pillowy, tan head. The head was slow to fade and left a lot of lace on the glass. The brew was dark brown with ruby highlights and mostly clear.
S-Smell was an assertive aroma of piny, resinous hops, some toasty oak, molasses sweetness and tan malts.
T-Taste was also dominated by piny, resinous hops. Behind the hops are flavors of sweet bourbon and oak, and a touch of chocolate from the wood.
M-The brew is medium to heavy in body with low carbonation and a slightly oily feel.
O-Nice to review a true classic and one of the beers that got me into beer nearly a decade ago. It is a close call between this Bastard and the standard, non-oaked version. Both are great beers, but I think the oak imparts some additional character that pushes this version over the top.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 18:32:54 | More by spoony
More User Reviews:
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.
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