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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,816 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,816
Reviews: 1,829
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 151
Gots: 392 | 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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r00tarded

Massachusetts

1.85/5  rDev -56%

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.

11-09-2007 20:41:37 | More by r00tarded
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waltonc

Colorado

1.88/5  rDev -55.2%

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.

09-19-2008 14:19:00 | More by waltonc
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UncleNeighborChris

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.4%

12-09-2012 22:45:52 | More by UncleNeighborChris
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bastu

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -52.4%

11-16-2011 19:29:03 | More by bastu
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -52.4%

01-24-2013 04:54:16 | More by HowlingTurkey
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BourbonJersey

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -52.4%

05-09-2014 22:20:57 | More by BourbonJersey
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Zignot5


2/5  rDev -52.4%

07-11-2014 21:26:11 | More by Zignot5
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

2/5  rDev -52.4%

12-31-2011 04:20:48 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -52.4%

08-24-2014 16:48:55 | More by Nichols33
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mfleming98

California

2/5  rDev -52.4%

12-24-2011 04:45:03 | More by mfleming98
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beck2008

California

2.05/5  rDev -51.2%

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

02-12-2011 18:23:46 | More by beck2008
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TheOtherMike

Michigan

2.13/5  rDev -49.3%

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.

12-31-2010 05:11:02 | More by TheOtherMike
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Mattias

Sweden

2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

06-17-2013 19:52:03 | More by Mattias
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

07-31-2013 23:32:00 | More by JohnnyK
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jsisko01

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

12-17-2013 03:42:09 | More by jsisko01
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Arbitrator

California

2.38/5  rDev -43.3%

Chilled 12oz bottle into a glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color with mahogany and ruby tones when held to the light. Has a limpid off-white head that quickly recedes to a light film and the collar of death around the drink. A few drabs of lacing but nothing spectacular.

S: Piney, resiny hops, toasted malt, caramel, and toffee, with oak and some vanilla overtones.

T: Toasted and caramel malt, with a lesser pine hop character on the initial taste. It becomes bitter very quickly as the hops take over, and the oak contributes an additional bittering character that I'm not too fond of. By the finish it lessens slightly due to a combination of vanilla and toffee, but the aftertaste is again very dry and bitter. Just not my bag.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is slightly high and pricks the tongue a bit.

D: Not a huge fan of this one (and, to be honest, the original form). I recognize the appeal in this one but it's not for me, and I won't get it in the future.

05-10-2009 01:35:16 | More by Arbitrator
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Vylo

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -41.7%

Pours a deep amber color, enticing.

Smells like wood, not surprising given the name, but a bit overbearing.

Taste was... disappointing to say the least, reminded me more of double bastard then arrogant bastard. Too strong, tasted like a piece of driftwood dunked a cheap whiskey. Alcohol was not covered at all, and greatly interfered with enjoyment.

Mouthfeel was a bit bland too, could have used more carbonation. Flat taste.

Overall, a huge let down. I hope I had an off bottle, because I really like arrogant bastard (though I hated double bastard). It just tasted wrong to me.

If you like oak aged, give it a try, otherwise, your money would be spent better elsewhere.

12-20-2011 21:13:49 | More by Vylo
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Brunite

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -41.7%

A- Pours dark amber with ruby edges....1/2 finger head....hazy.

S- Lots of booze....some faint malts....some woodiness

T - This got worse as it warmed. Started with some woody bitterness. Turns to alcoholic grapefruit.

O- Too much booze...too much grapefruit without balance...did not like....poured this after 1/2 and grabbed something else.

03-21-2011 02:28:37 | More by Brunite
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

02-18-2014 19:40:33 | More by Damian74Shensky
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seanh99

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

03-02-2012 17:17:04 | More by seanh99
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

09-27-2013 12:44:48 | More by jjd315
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Larremor

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

07-23-2014 15:10:45 | More by Larremor
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humulusphile

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

12-13-2013 02:52:09 | More by humulusphile
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

06-02-2014 22:47:56 | More by NonicPanic
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cornpone

New York

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

11-04-2012 21:33:46 | More by cornpone
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,816 ratings.