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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

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5,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,036
Reviews: 1,848
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 188
Gots: 484 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003

American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky rusty copper color. Nice one and a half finger creamy tan head. Gummy, chewy lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S- Vanilla, licorice, caramel, sweet citrus like mango, and pineapple. A touch of piney bitterness, pink grapefruit and wood.

T- Butter rum, toasted vanilla, caramel, licorice and sweet and pungent hops. Bursts of mango, tangerine, and pineapple

M- Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Nice resiny hops bark, but the sweetness makes everything a touch sticky.

O- This is really nice. Not sure if it's worth $18.99/6-pack tho. Maybe I should have another and ponder that! :-)

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had the oaked AB in a glass stein.

Appearance- The half-finger of egg - shell, custard foam is nice and smooth. The body is a dark amber with copper highlights.

Smell- The nose is sweet and estery with a slight oak and vanilla scent.There are also some flavor hops in play that give the nose a tangerine and grapefruit impression.

Taste- The bitterness is readily apparent at the front of the drink. It is also prominently sweet with tangerines and a hint of oakiness and vanilla. That bitterness really sticks to the cheeks! There is more of the vanilla and oak in the finish.

Mouth feel- The body is very creamy and the carbonation is well done. This is a very easy drink considering how bitter it is.

Overall- The oak and vanilla flavors imparted compliment this bitter monster in a fantastic way. On top of that, the feel makes this enjoyable beer even better. I would have this again, gladly.

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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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

First had: bottle from ?

I've had this a few times, but I'm not sure where I first tried it. Strange that I haven't reviewed it yet, but oh well.

Pours a dark brown with amber tints, a small, solid cap of white head that leaves some attractive lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma, caramel and malty goodness, boozy oak, vanilla. Taste follows the aroma, sweet caramel, burnt caramel, oak, hints of booze and vanilla, strong with a bitter finish infused with notes of citrus pith and pine needles. Mouthfeel is full but not too heavy. Another heavy hitter from Stone, very good overall, but not for lightweights.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is of 09/10 side by side. Picked out qualities of both.

Murky light brown/red color. Well above average head retention, good lacing.

Smells like candied caramel with some hoppiness.

Arrogant! Familiar. A little vanilla in there...mega hopped. Daddy like.

Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

May not be the best but definitely the quintessential oak aged strong ale. For sure worth a try!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Chimay glass.

Appeared a slightly see through dark brown color with some red tones. Didn't pour it aggresively enough, so the head was pretty small and dissipated quickly.

Smelled of candied fruits, such as orange and grapefruit. Slight molasses smell at the tail.

Tastes great, suprisingly smooth with a nice hoppy finish. Sweeter than I anticipated. Not sure I detect the oak chips as much as I thought I would. Overall pretty tasty - I found myself taking another sip right after putting it down.

Medium mouthfeel - carbonation seems spot on. Left a nice burning hop sensation.

Overall this is a tasty brew. It was alot more drinkable than I anticipated. I find this to be more drinkable than regular Arrogant Bastard. Well done.

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,036 ratings.