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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,661 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,661
Reviews: 1,823
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 135
Gots: 328 | 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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Kevlee722

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-01-2011 18:25:33 | More by Kevlee722
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meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19%

12-01-2011 16:34:40 | More by meich75
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

12-01-2011 15:51:42 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Phillysportswhiz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

12-01-2011 15:23:26 | More by Phillysportswhiz
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

12-01-2011 05:02:42 | More by kevgod
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 11/30/11

Enjoy by 9/29/11 (whatever)

Pours a medium brown but boasts a deep rusted brown hue in the glass; gleams of crimson and copper, too. A billowy two finger head is slow to dissipate and leaves a good deal of intertwined lacing behind.

Nice malt depth in terms of aroma - raisins, caramel, hints of brown sugar, juicy dark fruits and some toasted bready overtones. Hops seems tame, if not minimal. The oak addition seems pretty subtle, too. The fruit notes come across as tangy as the beer warms. Hints of oxidation.

Juicy dark fruit flavors (raisin, plum) wash over toasted sugar notes (caramel, brown sugar). There is some earthy hop grit lingering about. The oak makes for a dry, vapid wood latter half. The hops kick around more as warmth sets in.

The feel clocks in right around the mid-point of full and medium. The beginnings of slickness it calmed by a comfortable abv and rolling, granular underpinnings. Carbonation is moderate; doesn't interfere with the beer at all. Finishes dry with some residual hop decay.

This is a decent sort of beer, though the "aged on oak chips" thing rings of novelty to me (especially if you factor in price). This is enjoyable, but there are plenty other things I enjoy more.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 04:56:04 | More by Ryan011235
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bjadams688

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-01-2011 03:07:07 | More by bjadams688
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a hazy dark amber with a thin tan head. Very good head retention and lacing.

Smells of oak along with caramel malt and maybe a slight hint of hops. Really nothing too spectacular but it's pleasing.

The oak hits you first on the taste followed by caramel and a sharp bitterness that is long lasting. It is a nice drying bitterness that really makes you want another sip. I feel the oak could be a little more prominent though.

Overall this is a really good beer but not out of this world good. I had to dock a few points because of the price. This beer runs around $22 a six pack in this area which is way too much in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 00:47:21 | More by rangerred
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

11-30-2011 14:44:44 | More by PaBeerLover
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rudy611

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19%

11-30-2011 03:47:37 | More by rudy611
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Mahagon

New York

5/5  rDev +19%

11-30-2011 03:00:11 | More by Mahagon
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i3ei3s

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-30-2011 02:18:12 | More by i3ei3s
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a wine glass.

A: Opaque golden brown with two fingers of light brown frothy head--retains well.

S: Definite oak up front, powerful. Some floral hops. Sweet caramel as well.

T: Toasty, caramelly, hoppy. Finishes with some sweetness. Refreshing bitter aftertaste makes me want to sip again.

M: Smooth, no complaints but nothing special. Light carbonation.

O: A very goodly ale. Certainly no session, but one that I'd love to have more of.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 00:48:43 | More by beerbiatchMD
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-29-2011 20:46:13 | More by InspectorBob
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Demosthenes255

California

5/5  rDev +19%

11-29-2011 18:12:31 | More by Demosthenes255
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-29-2011 08:36:28 | More by WYVYRN527
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comfortablynumb1

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Bruery snifter...

A - Pours a dark amber with a two finger tan head. Head retention is good, and there is some sticky lace to be had...

S - Caramel, oak, a good dose of citrus hops, and some toasted malts...

T - Caramel, toffee, and grapefruit. Finishes with a good hop bittereness and some toasted malts that linger in the aftertaste. Oak is alot more prominate in the scent. There might be a little, but it is very subdued. Abv is well hidden...

M - Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation...

O - Wondering if I got an older bottle because the oak was almost non existent. Glad I tried this one, but I think I will stick with the regular version if I am in the mood for some ABA. The finish lingers on a little long for my likings...

Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 05:26:26 | More by comfortablynumb1
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cmonfradi

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +19%

11-29-2011 02:34:19 | More by cmonfradi
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +19%

11-29-2011 00:19:13 | More by charladam
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Tenente

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

11-28-2011 23:40:16 | More by Tenente
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Fux

France

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with ruby glints at the light. Huge and unctuous head, with quite a good retention.

S: Very hoppy, fruit hops to be more specific (orange, tangerine, but also red fruits).

T: The attack is sweet and slightly acid. No woody taste at all. Very fruity then (as for the smell, red fruits, cherry mainly). Sweety, sugary also. The aftertaste is extremely bitter (grapefruit) and lingering.

M: Medium body, with a nice carbonation. Refreshing.

O: A bit surprised by this beer, quite complex, but nos as I expected. I find sweetness and bitterness a bit unbalanced, but overall that's a nice, refreshing brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 21:09:36 | More by Fux
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Wolfsdenbrew

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +19%

11-28-2011 19:48:57 | More by Wolfsdenbrew
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drh1382

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

11-28-2011 03:28:13 | More by drh1382
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-28-2011 01:32:57 | More by dasmusik
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19%

11-27-2011 23:59:18 | More by VncentLIFE
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,661 ratings.