Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 4,706 | Reviews: 1,824 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tubacharlie:
4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A frothy, tan colored three-finger head with a rocky top emerges after an aggressive pour into a glass liter mug. Faint scents of hop flowers mixed with slightly woody aromas hint at the Oaked flavor promised on the label.
The head very slowly recedes, leaving large, sticky trails of foam along the sides of the glass. An intense reddish brown color with just a light haziness, the brew is well carbonated and presents a thick layer of foam until the last sip.
A mouthful reveals the smoky oak flavor as advertised, with a soft citrus edge bolstered by a generous grain bill with a hint of toffee sweetness and bitter hazelnut notes. Strong hop presence with lingering bitterness leaves you feeling worthy. Robust and intimidating, it delivers the wallop of a big beer with some style. A real American Strong Ale with the personality of a dark, rogue double IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2011 00:47:19 | More by tubacharlie
More User Reviews:
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,706 ratings.