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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,727 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,727
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 143
Gots: 350 | 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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MaddogOrlando

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-20-2011 23:48:56 | More by MaddogOrlando
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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-20-2011 22:01:41 | More by fox227
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Vylo

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep amber color, enticing.

Smells like wood, not surprising given the name, but a bit overbearing.

Taste was... disappointing to say the least, reminded me more of double bastard then arrogant bastard. Too strong, tasted like a piece of driftwood dunked a cheap whiskey. Alcohol was not covered at all, and greatly interfered with enjoyment.

Mouthfeel was a bit bland too, could have used more carbonation. Flat taste.

Overall, a huge let down. I hope I had an off bottle, because I really like arrogant bastard (though I hated double bastard). It just tasted wrong to me.

If you like oak aged, give it a try, otherwise, your money would be spent better elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 21:13:49 | More by Vylo
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davidtarantino

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-20-2011 20:28:46 | More by davidtarantino
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

12-20-2011 20:19:10 | More by weaselchew
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jmccraney

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-20-2011 07:02:41 | More by jmccraney
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rpaul2012

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-20-2011 05:12:23 | More by rpaul2012
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BHOBS

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-20-2011 03:50:47 | More by BHOBS
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Theitos

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-19-2011 21:55:29 | More by Theitos
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jegross2

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Company. A hearty thank you to BeerAdvocate user funhog for hooking me up with this one.
Score: 89

Appearance: Pours a dark red-brown color with plenty of opaque-ish ruby highlights with three fingers of cream-colored head. Excellent lacing, and the head really stick around -- if not apparent by the photo (proprietary). 5/5

Smell: Piney, citrusy hops and oak/wood up front. Creamy chocolate. A little caramel and figs. Oranges/tangerines and malts. 4/5

Taste: Very sweet caramel and citrus. Hoppy with toasted maltiness. Slightly bitter finish. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, oily and cream. Low carbonation complements the viscosity well. Dry, bitter finish. 4/5

Overall: A very solid brew, but the original version (Arrogant Bastard Ale) is better in my opinion. Double Bastard is even better. This beer is absolutely worth trying, but a six pack seems a bit much on quantity for me. I guess I have some "extras" for future BA trades.

Recommendation: I can certainly recommend this one to both beer geeks and casual beer drinkers, as the flavors are pretty solid and not overwhelming, but the "oaking" does not seem to add enough additional character/flavor to justify the (steep) price jump. I would most recommend this beer as one to add to a mix-a-six.

Pairings: Hamburger.

Cost: $19.99 for a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 21:44:12 | More by jegross2
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Timmyg128

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19%

12-19-2011 21:42:42 | More by Timmyg128
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-19-2011 05:09:34 | More by imperialking
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szartman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-18-2011 20:29:32 | More by szartman
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bkny27

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-18-2011 18:59:37 | More by bkny27
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-18-2011 16:35:10 | More by mhaugo
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

12-18-2011 16:07:10 | More by claytong
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-18-2011 12:09:33 | More by sukwonee
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denali55421

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-18-2011 07:45:29 | More by denali55421
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eristicrat

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-18-2011 06:25:36 | More by eristicrat
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-17-2011 03:54:11 | More by trojankeg
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-17-2011 02:19:44 | More by TasteTester
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monkeylice

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-17-2011 01:58:52 | More by monkeylice
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 01:12:40 | More by prdstmnky
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darkmoon66

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-16-2011 11:00:46 | More by darkmoon66
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samp15

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +19%

12-16-2011 03:47:46 | More by samp15
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,727 ratings.