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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,734 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,734
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 144
Gots: 355 | FT: 6
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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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-11-2013 02:53:16 | More by laxer8811
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Skramer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-10-2013 23:42:54 | More by Skramer
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--Dom--

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-10-2013 20:39:16 | More by --Dom--
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AmitC

New York

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with enjoy by date of 03/14/13. So about a month before its best drinking age.

Color is dark copper or almost deep ruby-brown. Huge hints of red color. Maroon or chestnut color would be a better description. About one finger thick light tan colored head that stays for only some time. Decent lacing on the sides. Some minor bubbles.

Aroma is a mix of toasty malts, resinous hops and very very slight wood. Some very vague vanilla comes through in the nose as well. Overall strength is mild. Oak aging via chips has resulted in a subdued aroma as far as oak, wooden and vanilla fragrances are concerned. Hop aroma is not strong either. Drinks like an old ale. Alcohol does not come through.

Flavor is again very subdued. Very malt forward and strictly less hops than in its non-oaked counterpart. Slight bitterness in the finish. Caramel and toasted malts along with resinous and piney hops.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Moderate to low carbonation. Drinks very easy and smooth. Hides the alcohol, though there is not much to hide at just above 7%.

Non-Oaked version is slightly better.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 14:45:28 | More by AmitC
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Trilogy31

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-10-2013 09:41:59 | More by Trilogy31
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sketchyhoodie

New York

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

02-10-2013 04:50:55 | More by sketchyhoodie
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PaperWizard

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-10-2013 00:09:27 | More by PaperWizard
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Robdrinx

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-09-2013 22:10:58 | More by Robdrinx
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-09-2013 15:36:57 | More by ChrisMon02
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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Murrhey

Montana

3.34/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger off-white head. Several minute-long retention. Nice lacing and good carbonation. Auburn color with low clarity. Hazy and appealing.

S- Strong dark smells, yeast and some booze scents. Definitely some wood chips.

T- Bitter, deep and aggressive. Definite wooden taste that fights with the booze for control of the bitterness. Not an ideal taste, but I suppose I knew what I was getting into.

M- Smooth and very dry. Malty feel in the end.

O- Meh. Not my preferred style, but not as bad as some of the recent offerings I've had from Stone. Maybe I'm just not in the right mood to enjoy it to the extent it seems most people have.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 06:45:52 | More by Murrhey
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JimMuttleyHass

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-08-2013 06:27:18 | More by JimMuttleyHass
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5/5  rDev +19%

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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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California

5/5  rDev +19%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -28.6%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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