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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,808 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,808
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 151
Gots: 388 | 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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Herky21

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

03-04-2013 19:33:04 | More by Herky21
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19%

03-04-2013 14:57:05 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-04-2013 09:19:19 | More by nzerbe
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Packard

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-04-2013 05:06:52 | More by Packard
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2013 03:22:37 | More by TrevorWGrover
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heresy22

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2013 02:23:09 | More by heresy22
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-04-2013 01:23:02 | More by derkfromwi
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pottergator

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-03-2013 21:27:22 | More by pottergator
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pendabev

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 17:15:57 | More by pendabev
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-03-2013 05:52:08 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours a dark amber with a 2 finger tan head. Big trails and amoeba lacing remain on the glass.

S- sweet malts, dark fruits, light smoke, sweet candy apple, faint pine.

T- amber malts, toffee, light citrus, and bitter pine.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth with light dryness from the bitterness.

O- nice beer and better than I remember. Smoother than regular AB and has nice sweetness to it.

03-03-2013 04:48:54 | More by kawilliams81
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freemanj

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-03-2013 04:35:34 | More by freemanj
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timn

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev -6.2%

A: Pours a nice dark, but clear, ruby red, with bubbles visible. Color reminds me almost of a port wine or fortified wine. Looks very appealing.

S: Strong smell of hops, but also some sweetness and a bit of a caramel aroma. The hops are the strongest smell, but some complexity in the aroma.

T: Very strong hops and bitterness powers this one from start to finish. Tastes a lot like an IPA. The oak really only comes in at the end, but is a nice touch. The bitterness is really what lingers here, though.

M: Good mouthfeel. Smooth, with some tingle from the carbonation.

O: This is a nice beer, though one has to really enjoy IPA-type hoppiness and bitterness to like it. The oak adds some complexity to the taste. I have not tried the non-Oaked version of this beer, so I don't know how they compare, but this one is pretty good.

03-03-2013 04:29:55 | More by timn
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19%

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brin611

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 03:42:49 | More by brin611
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-03-2013 03:19:49 | More by ShawneeIrish
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jmw4437

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 02:38:31 | More by jmw4437
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Metalaero

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

03-03-2013 01:45:28 | More by Metalaero
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Fahz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 01:36:19 | More by Fahz
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jazziz216

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

03-02-2013 21:40:25 | More by jazziz216
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mattszczesiul

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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MisSigsFan

California

4.64/5  rDev +10.5%

"This is an aggressive ale..." but you most certainly will like it. Pours that signature Bastard darkish red color with a 1.5 finger bone-white head. Head is extremely smooth with great lacing. The smell is very similar to that of the standard Bastard, but with just a hint of the oak chips at the very end. The taste is actually quite different from the standard ABA. This time, sweetness, biterness, and oakiness dominate, with just a bit of pine at the end. The mouth is also quite similar to the original Bastard. Smooth, yet leaves the biterness lingering. Overall, I'm won over. Honestly, I'd probably buy this over the original any day, but unfortunately, it's not as common. Good thing I'm from San Diego!

03-02-2013 02:01:46 | More by MisSigsFan
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Gamblor14

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-02-2013 01:35:00 | More by Gamblor14
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,808 ratings.