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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,849 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,849
Reviews: 1,835
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 156
Gots: 406 | 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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5/5  rDev +19%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

jmccraney, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

BHOBS, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Theitos, Dec 19, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

jegross2, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

Timmyg128, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

szartman, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

denali55421, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

monkeylice, Dec 17, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

prdstmnky, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,849 ratings.