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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,007 Ratings

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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)
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark orangish brown, a little bit hazy. About a quarter of finger of head slightly orange colored, good retention. Nice lacing that clings to the glass the entire time drinking.

S- Sweet hops smell. Smells great. Hops are the most prevalent, with a sweet vanilla smell (not the syrupy vanilla smell type). A bit of an oak smell as well.

T- A very sweet hoppy taste, but not overly sweet. The classic sweet hoppy grapefruit taste comes out. Light sweet/piney oak finish.

M- Very smooth and drinkable. Medium bodied. Very well balanced throughout. Leaves a great aftertaste that lingers in your mouth for awhile after drinking.

O- This was a great beer. I enjoyed this beer more and more with every sip. Perfect balance between hops and sweetness (reminded me a little bit of the 90 minute) and the oak definitely added a little bit of character to it. My only complaints are that I wish it was more affordable (payed $20 for a 6-pack), but it was definitely worth the price.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into New Belgium tulip.

A- 1/2 finger head dissipated into thin ring around glass. Amber in color.

S- OAK! Hops also present. But oak definitely rules this beer as is probably the intention with this one.

T- Hops up front with mellow caramel malt backbone finishing with oak.

M- Fantastic creamy mouth feel. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer. Perfect carbonation. Well done with this one.

O- Great beer! The oak rules with this beer, but the hops also shine through. Nice work Stone!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally found a single bottle of this at a reasonable price so I didn't have to burn $20 on a sixer. As a big fan of Arrogant Bastard I have been looking forward to this.

A - The beer pours a clear brown red color with a smaller 1/4 finger white head with little retention and lacing.

S - Suprisingly similar to Arrogant Bastard with a good blend of aggressive hops and malt character. A vanilla character blends nicely with a oak nose. The oak isn't nearly as powerful as I'd expect.

T - Fairly balanced, moreso than Arrogant Bastard, though I am not sure that's a great thing. Doesn't come accross as bitter or aggressive. The vanilla and oak found in the nose is present and good but not overpowering. Not as complex as I would have anticipated. However, the blend is nice. It's a good beer.

M - Medium carbonation to medium/full bodied.

O - I'd have to say I am somewhat disappointed in this beer. Taken what I love about Arrogant Bastard I am surprised, but am comfortable with that. Glad to have tried the beer but likely won't be back at the price. I'll stick with the original.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-10-2011 20:15:58

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I didn't even like arrogant bastard on first drink, It flew over my head, adding oak was engenius, and radically increases the beers drink-ability. The serving from a cask makes that flavor even more inviting and knocks it out of the park. The consistancy was a little runnier from cask but nothing that should deter you from trying this amazing beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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