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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,741 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,741
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 144
Gots: 357 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003)
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Reviews by thatruth:
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thatruth

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a single 12 oz, just to try, from the Beer Junction in West Seattle. poured into pint glass.

pours a pinkie finger, off-white head with minimal, slippery lacing. pours lighter than expected, like a tea brown. body turns out to be a dark molten amber hue with a deep copper tint. barely any light pokes through to be such a colorful beer.

very, very woody. and different types of wood it would appear. oak, cedar, pine, one can smell them all here. cherries, slight citrus with a caramel and floral (hops) aroma.

fruity and herbal from what seems to be a plethora of hops. 7.2% masked very well. slightest linger of a malt-like essence. a citrus vibe rests on the back of the tongue.

bright on-bringing plays out to a wet, yet balanced finish. aftertaste sticks around, which is one of a liquorice memory.

a lot going on with this brew. a damn oak-y beer, the label speaks for itself. if you like arrogant bastard, you'll of course love this "caskaway" brother.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 04:30:27 | More by thatruth
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,741 ratings.