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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,033 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,033
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 188
Gots: 482 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003

American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.
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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into regular pint glass.

A - Poured cloudy dark brown color with medium head that quickly dissipated leaving above average lacing.

S - Malts and dark fruit scents. Slightly earthy and smoky.

T - Sweet malts to start with, slight bready yeast and a slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

D - Very enjoyable strong ale. Very complex yet smooth with abv not felt at all. I highly recommend it.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 9/28/11

Poured into a tulip, 3 fingers of creamy tan head sits on top of an amber body. Nice head retention as well as some lacing, great looking beer.

The oak is the first thing that hits my nose, woody with hints of vanilla followed by some sweeter malts and both floral and fruity hops. The smell isn't overpowering, but somewhat complex. The taste falls right in line, although a bit drier than I expected. The hops are there, with a bit of bitterness...and the oak is upfront as well. Id say the malt profile doesn't come thru quite as much on the tongue as the nose, but still alot going on. Slightly above average carbonation, and as I said before, a bit drier than expected.

Another nice offering from Stone, I prefer this to the regular AB. Im not usually a fan of anything hoppy on oak (or in a barrel) but this is actually quite tasty. All the components work really well together.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from the always attractive 3L bottle. Luckily we had a new garbage can anda bunch of ice around to chill this bad boy. I have to give the apperance/presentation a 5 because this bottle is so damn cool with the lock and all. The beer itself poured beautifully and looked exacctly like the "un-Oaked" Arrogant Bastard we poured side-by-side. A creamy, frothy head that cascades down the sides of the Arrogant Bastard flute-like glass. The head on the oaked AB lasted the entire glass and then some. Fluffy, soft bubbles formed a nice stiff heaed atop this beer. The aroma is hoppy and sweet but not nearly as stong with the hops as the regular AB. A bit of citrus in the nose as well. The flavor is smoky sweet with a burnt wood flavor. This beer is very very smooth. A lot of the hoppiness has mellowed out to make this a more malty tasting brew. Notes of currant, caramel, and mango fill in the flavor well. It is a slight bit thinner in the mouth but is still very velvety and smooth on the palate. Aging with oak is a definate improvement upon an already exceptional beer.

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,033 ratings.