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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,013 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,013
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 176
Gots: 464 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003)
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The Cave, Glasgow (330ml, £2.80):
Mid to dark brown colour with a clear body and a bubbly, off-white head that also leaves some nice lacing.

Mild, hop filled aroma with a bit of caramel and a nice amount of spice too. There is a good mix of toffee and some light grapefruit backed up with citrus and an oak type aroma.

Fruit and spice along with some oak and caramel from the nose. Again some medium strength hops make an appearance along with some spice and grapefruit. There is a nice, wooden oak flavour towards the end.

Smooth with a tiny amount of grain that is barely noticeable. There is some spice and a good, oaked wood feek and a lot of depth to the mouthfeel.

Quite nice, a touch more oak filled and spicy than I would have like but the beer did not suffer for this. The beer was very smooth and highly drinkable despite the relatively high abv. and the strong taste. There was a good malt taste to the beer that complimented the initial early hop one beautifully and went down a treat; a strong but very enjoyable beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a deep amber, clear body with a thick, gushing off white head that reduces very slowly and leaves chunky, sticky foam 1/2" thick on the sides of the glass. Very appealing.

S- Very floral with citrus zest, a big malty caramel backbone, oak barrel, and pine sap.

T- The oak chips really punch you in the face the second this beer hits thee tongue - lots of vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch upfront. This progresses into an aggressive hop bite with lots of pine, resin, citrus, and floral notes. The finish is borderline astringent. All of this is sitting on a medium-heavy roasted malt backbone that gives it subtle notes of toffee, chocolate and caramel.

M- Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation.

Overall a hugely complex beer. The oak chips really take this beer to a whole new level and add a lot of nice flavors. I could probably only drink one of these in a sitting but it's good nonetheless.

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,013 ratings.