Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +19%
This ale is in a category by itself. The brewers choice of hops, nutty flavored barley malt, makes for a very robust, complicated, tongue teasing, "ale". After taste of the hops in this beer would be a good thing...but....it disappears a bit too quickly. No problem...take another awesome sip. Loved it!
08-10-2011 23:35:58 | More by samwello
5/5 rDev +19%
Poured this 12 oz. undated brown bottle into a Samuel Smith tulip glass. Three fingers of khaki colored head capped the dark cola/reddish brown body. The head did dwindle to a thin creamy cap which hung over the rich clear body. Thick lacing hung on the sides of the glass. Beautiful.
Smell was fabulous. Resinous, bitting floral and citrus hops. A faint brown sugar smell appeared. Later a woody aroma and hints of alcohol appeared. It was a challenge to let it warm further due to the extreme drinkability.
Taste was of resinous, bitter hop oils. Clean and refreshing. A malty undercarriage mixed well with the robust hoppiness. Taste reflected the aromas well. Complex woodiness. This one finished with a long citrus linger. This one exceeded my expectations.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth mouth and a zesty swallow. Fine.
11-15-2006 15:44:41 | More by Cresant
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,797 ratings.