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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,812 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,812
Reviews: 1,828
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 151
Gots: 389 | 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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joesc230

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-12-2011 03:54:19 | More by joesc230
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Mreyes69

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-12-2011 00:04:06 | More by Mreyes69
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malthus617

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-11-2011 22:44:55 | More by malthus617
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jk3

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

12-11-2011 22:29:13 | More by jk3
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uziangis

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

12-11-2011 18:49:15 | More by uziangis
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FoundersFanatic

Ohio

1.4/5  rDev -66.7%

Not even going to waste my time listing everything. This is by far the WORST beer I have ever had that is rated as a great beer. I have NO idea how anyone could think this has taste or is a great beer. I have a very good grasp on what good beer is and can even appreciate great beer styles I don't prefer, but this is just a horrible beer. I was recommended this beer by a beer steward and told that it is a very good beer, very much worth the $18/6. It is in fact one of the worst tasting beers I've ever had including Bud light!!! It is bitter, tastes like burnt wood or charcoal, is thin, no complexities to speak of, just an overall horrible beer IMHO. This is the LAST time a try a Stone beer. I have had 4 Stone beers and ALL of them have either been a huge let down or out right horrible beers. I can't believe how bad this beer tasted. I've only had a few beers that taste this bad in my life and they are usually the ones that go for $9 for a 24 pack of cans!

12-11-2011 00:50:29 | More by FoundersFanatic
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honkduh

Oregon

5/5  rDev +19%

12-11-2011 00:15:36 | More by honkduh
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-11-2011 00:00:19 | More by marct
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moconn10

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +19%

12-10-2011 05:27:12 | More by moconn10
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

12-10-2011 04:01:44 | More by johnnyboy76
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%

A- Close to amber color with a light tan head. Surprisingly little to no lacing.

S- Caramel malt with some hints of oak. Very little hop presence in the nose compared to the regular arrogant bastard, but the oak is noticeable.

T- Malt and hops work together with the oak to mellow it out. Very good and balanced flavor.

M- The oak smooths the body out and the slight carbonation makes it very drinkable. Light stickiness in the body.

O- Drank side by side with the regular arrogant bastard and it is remarkable how the nuances of the oak change the beer. I though this one was a little smoother and more balance.

12-10-2011 03:22:56 | More by stephenjmoore
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bbes347

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.6%

12-10-2011 01:32:02 | More by bbes347
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-09-2011 22:43:13 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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Britton

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 18:47:36 | More by Britton
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 04:26:49 | More by rab53
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 02:22:24 | More by CGMLS3
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +19%

12-08-2011 21:06:54 | More by quine
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +19%

12-08-2011 19:32:31 | More by stevecooks
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patmcd

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-08-2011 19:13:34 | More by patmcd
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kornkid8600

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-08-2011 06:55:28 | More by kornkid8600
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-08-2011 06:20:29 | More by headyhopzhead
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Nachojon

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%

Stone is always solid in my opinion. I haven't tried too many of their more experimental beers but they have always been solid.

A- Solid redwood. Beautiful. 1 finger white head dissipates quickly. Nice lacing.

S- Really woody. Smells like the barrel room of a winery. Smells damn good, obviously.

T- I want to say it smells like a brandy cherry with no brandy. Then oak sawdust. Super robust flavor but not overwhelming. It's not a chugger, but not a sipper, I like when a beer has that drinkable but you are forced to savor it drinkability.

M- This thing isn't crisp, it isn't syrupy. I like the balance of mouthfeel and drinkability. Stays on the tongue but dry enough to keep you going and not staring at it.

O- I love Arrogant Bastard, I think Oaked is an improvement, I think a great treatment to the taste of the original beer, fair to say underrated?

12-08-2011 06:13:57 | More by Nachojon
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

A: Hard to tell when colorblind. I assume a deep red.

S: The sweet malt is balanced by abundant hops and definite citrus notes.

T: I was immediately struck with the maltiness of the beer. It seemed as if the hops hit me much later to round out the beer. Alcohol sat on the tongue a little longer than expected but I would still say the beer had a refreshing kick of citrus.

M: This beer is smooth and fresh.

O: A great and bold beer. It went really well with the Thai food I just ate. A beer I will for certain come back to in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 01:03:49 | More by jniagar1
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Bodeman

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19%

12-07-2011 22:38:26 | More by Bodeman
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 20:52:36 | More by tclapper
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,812 ratings.