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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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4,972 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,972
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 169
Gots: 449 | 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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1/5  rDev -76.2%

SavvyStudent, Dec 28, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

rjgbeeradvo, Mar 11, 2012
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1.08/5  rDev -74.3%

Dogpiss, Oct 14, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -70.2%

Phil_H, Jan 01, 2014
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1.4/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Not even going to waste my time listing everything. This is by far the WORST beer I have ever had that is rated as a great beer. I have NO idea how anyone could think this has taste or is a great beer. I have a very good grasp on what good beer is and can even appreciate great beer styles I don't prefer, but this is just a horrible beer. I was recommended this beer by a beer steward and told that it is a very good beer, very much worth the $18/6. It is in fact one of the worst tasting beers I've ever had including Bud light!!! It is bitter, tastes like burnt wood or charcoal, is thin, no complexities to speak of, just an overall horrible beer IMHO. This is the LAST time a try a Stone beer. I have had 4 Stone beers and ALL of them have either been a huge let down or out right horrible beers. I can't believe how bad this beer tasted. I've only had a few beers that taste this bad in my life and they are usually the ones that go for $9 for a 24 pack of cans!

FoundersFanatic, Dec 11, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

jasonreinike, Mar 17, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

DrinkNattyLight, Jan 03, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

perclee, Jan 29, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

lupercmda, Oct 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

Skryber, Apr 08, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -58.3%

mwar, Jun 05, 2014
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1.8/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer pours a cloudy, dark copper color with no head. The aroma is toast, molasses, raisins, and alcohol. It's flavor has notes of toast, vanilla, licorice, and brandy. The brandy taste takes over and at the same time there is a strong bitterness that gets stronger the more you drink it. It also has a nasty, bitter aftertaste. Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale is way too strong to be good and is not recommended!

B967ierhunter177, Oct 07, 2010
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1.85/5  rDev -56%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I can't find the attraction to this beer. I know there are lots of people that love it, but if I wanted to suck on a grapefruit, I'd suck on a grapefruit.

I had the non-oaked version and found it barely palatable. I tried the oaked version and, while its more drinkable, it's hardly a beer that I'd say "yes please, I'd love another one!".

One of my least favorites from Stone Brewing and my least favorite strong ale.

r00tarded, Nov 09, 2007
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1.88/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

I haven't had Arrogant Bastard in years, but figured I'd try this oaked version on tap at Monk's Kettle in case my tastes have changed. Let's see...nope. Still tastes like the absurdly over-hopped Arrogant Bastard I remember. No balance at all. Just pure hops. Maybe I'll try it again a few years from now.

waltonc, Sep 19, 2008
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

UncleNeighborChris, Dec 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

bastu, Nov 16, 2011
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

HowlingTurkey, Jan 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

BourbonJersey, May 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

Zignot5, Jul 11, 2014
2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

Nichols33, Aug 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

mfleming98, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of beck2008
2.05/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This ale was quite a disappointment. My friend said this was his favorite beer so I had to try it. I had the double bastard ale and was blown away by the alcohol, I had this one and was just blown away by the nasty overall taste. The finish was a serious woody chemical taste akin to Varathane on hard rock maple.

the details

A- Pours dark amber with 1/2 finger head. semi cloudy

S- Very very malty, smooth yet very strong chemical smell

T- Strong hop on the front end

M- medium carbonation

D- Too strong on the back end, way too much oaky taste. Not sure this flavor belongs in beer.

I have a lot of respect for what Arrogant Bastard is trying to accomplish with their aggressive brand of beers but this is a bit over the top. But then again, maybe that's the whole point.

Serving type: bottle

beck2008, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of TheOtherMike
2.13/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

I'm on good terms with the Double Bastard, so I didn't expect this to be so different. I do not like molasses. I do not like the smell of molasses. This reminds me terribly of molasses. Fortunately, the alcohol content overpowers one's taste buds and the molasses taste fades. I got through it ok and recommended it to a friend that likes this type and he gave it a thumbs up.

TheOtherMike, Dec 31, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Mattias, Jun 17, 2013
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,972 ratings.