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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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4,860 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,860
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 155
Gots: 411 | 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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Photo of gratedjuice
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark amber color with an off white head of foam, lacing throughout the drink

S-hops and floral smell is prominent

T-strong citrus and hop taste and you can taste the difference that the oak aging makes over the normal bastard.

M-Lightly carbonated with bit of an alcohol bite at the end of the drink

D-nice smooth drink with a decent ABV. This beer benefits from the aging process. Obviously not a party beer but goes well with dinner or a night in with friends

gratedjuice, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of MikeM40
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass,this beer is a deep copper color with a medium off white cascading head. This brew looks very good. The aroma is sweet with notes of plums and dark fruits,caramel,spices,and of course wood,with a hint of alcohol. The barrel aging is immediately obvious with oak and woodiness slowly giving way to bitter hoppiness. The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is just about right,with the alcohol taste just barely present. The additional oak aging adds a new layer of complexity over regular Arrogant Bastard. The bitter character of this beer is the perfect foil to the delicious sweetness in the smell. 

MikeM40, May 28, 2011
Photo of Rhino5311
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Rhino5311, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

BobRedman, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of PolhillS
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

PolhillS, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Brookebby, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Osciliath
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Osciliath, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of DerekCorn
4.25/5  rDev +1%

DerekCorn, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of steevo24
5/5  rDev +18.8%

steevo24, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of ruinationation
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A good looking pour. A little less dark than orig AB to me, dark ruby with a thick one finger head that sticks around.

Smells like pure goodness. Perfect balance between hops and malt with a bit of vanilla.

Hops hit good and hard with carmal and pine following. The vanilla comes through, guess thats what I'm associating the oak with.

Feels like this should be around all year. But if that was the case how often would I have an AB and would I really appreciate the oak?

Going to try my hardest to age a few but one, two, three, or four of these when needed is recomended. Keep in mind these are baby 12oz. Drinkability depends on how many you invested in.

ruinationation, Jan 25, 2007
Photo of Mudman
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Mudman, Jul 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

joythief07, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Deadbolt543, Sep 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Timmyg128, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Meshuggah135
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer out of a bottle into a heavy glass mug

S: The smell is not overwhelming. You can definitely smell that distinct hop smell, as well as a caramel smell.

A: It is a dark, almost chestnut color. The head was billowing and thick

T: The taste is very complex. You get that hoppy taste, as well as a roasted taste. You also get a hint of caramel. It has a powerful aftertaste, bitter but very good.

M: The beer was mild on my palate, not too overwhelming, it was light and not too strong of a carbonation. It didn't much of a chewy feel, but left the bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this is a very good beer. I would recommend this beer and I will defintely get it again

Meshuggah135, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of CraftVA
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer poured and beautiful dark brown with an orange/reddish brilliant hue. The head was fantastic when pouring from the bottle. Head really stuck to the inside of the glass leaving gorgeous lacing. Very impressive!

Taste: You can really taste the combination of hops right away. This really compliments the roasty dark malts flavor. After a second, the darker malts really come threw. This gives way to the roasty malts and resiny pine which in turn finishes light caramel and toffee finish.

Smell: The hop aroma is more subtle to darker malt notes, however there is no missing the oak. Not to strong on the vanilla, it smells fantastic! You almost get the warmth of a whisky.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth; somewhere between medium and full-bodied. With its sticky sweetness offset by the sharp bitterness, the whole thing is balanced out by the oak flavors which give it a great mouth feel for sure.

Overall: Really enjoyed it!! It is a complex experience for sure and pairs with just about anything worth eating.

CraftVA, Jan 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Hegebamy, Mar 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

PaperWizard, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

sToTko, Oct 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Jpin86, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Roubaix, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Beer_Guy_682, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Retserof_Mada, Aug 24, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

Tarheel219, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

James3012, Jun 28, 2014
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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