1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,007 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,007
Reviews: 1,841
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 171
Gots: 460 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,007 | Reviews: 1,841 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mcdonald422
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dansmcd
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jealmanzar
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of capnamerica
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Big_V
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of NastyNate11
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DanE
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Davihaw
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Pando
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of crewfan1952
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ewhugh
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of gcamparone
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a deep amber, clear body with a thick, gushing off white head that reduces very slowly and leaves chunky, sticky foam 1/2" thick on the sides of the glass. Very appealing.

S- Very floral with citrus zest, a big malty caramel backbone, oak barrel, and pine sap.

T- The oak chips really punch you in the face the second this beer hits thee tongue - lots of vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch upfront. This progresses into an aggressive hop bite with lots of pine, resin, citrus, and floral notes. The finish is borderline astringent. All of this is sitting on a medium-heavy roasted malt backbone that gives it subtle notes of toffee, chocolate and caramel.

M- Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation.

Overall a hugely complex beer. The oak chips really take this beer to a whole new level and add a lot of nice flavors. I could probably only drink one of these in a sitting but it's good nonetheless.

Photo of Cdunk11
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Srabe
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Prospero
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of evenKeelD
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DamageInc78
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,007 ratings.