Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by witster18:
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
the childish review would be 2 tablespoons of margerine, a box of red hots, and some land of floral hop and wood charcoal, or at least what you'd think that would taste like... only better.
This beer really lives up to the name... it's so complex and delightful that it's hard to describe with anything other than a well-done kitchen sink of dark ale... smells of alcohol/chocolate/fig/cinnamon... and bites so chewy that I have lock-jaw.. the hops are booming in their presence here and this beer is big, bold, and beee-u-ti-ful! Love this beer...the floral herbal hops are lip-puckering yet its dry and sweet to balance and incredibly drinkable at this weight. Awesome brew
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2010 05:57:22 | More by witster18
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4.36/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a very nice dark amber color with slight haze (maybe chill haze). Nice foamy almost creamy white colored bubbles with solid lacing. Head decapitates slowly then stick with a slight foam above the beer.
S: Amazing hoppy smell with a backbone of oak with hints of vanilla, from the american oak wood chips. Definitely getting lots of hops in the forefront of the nose, followed by that backbone of vanilla, oak, slight bourbon characteristic, amazing smelling stuff.
T: Wow this is where the beer shines for me. It's no where near as bitter as Arrogant Bastard, probably because the beer has had time to mellow-out a little bit. The amber malts are not as present as they are in the original Arrogant Bastard but still there. Very nice hoppyness similar to a very well crafted IPA with a strong malt backbone. The oak chips impart a bourbon-like flavor adding bits of sweet with lots of vanilla.
M: Medium to full mouth-feel , unlike the base beer. Aging the beer in oak chips really did help to bring these amazing flavors out.
O: Highly recommended. If you do not like the original Arrogant Bastard due to the lingering bitterness, then try this one! No lingering bitterness with full flavor and hints of bourbon and vanilla!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 18:18:47 | More by abakanowiczc
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,648 ratings.