Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
It has been a few months since I had this last, and the time has really changed the flavor profile. Not neccessarily improved nor deteriorated, just... different.
Pours out a pretty bland, murky, muddy tawny color, but with good lacing and a nicely layered dirty head.
Thoughout, there is a balance of sweet layered malts, highlighted at this point by a nice chewy choco-caramel, replacing the apricots of a few months ago. Good bitterness, never abrasive or even up-front. Just a perfect balance and compliment to the malt.
I have no idea how someone could say that this is "no different" than the regular AB, especially when this beer bears only a superficial reseblance to its own incarnation of a few months ago. Vastly more balanced and layered. Again, not better, just... different.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2007 23:09:52 | More by unklesyd
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