Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thatruth:
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
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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