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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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5,026 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,026
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 184
Gots: 469 | 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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Photo of Kelp
3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Darker red than the arrogant bastard. Also a bit darker head that doesn't grow as high and very little lacing to it.

Smells like hops, pine,caramel malts, and a hint of bourbon at the end.

Tastes a lot like the original at first. The hops right up front then a caramel flavor followed by the piney taste. It finishes however with a weird bourbon flavor. Somehow it just doesn't taste right to me. Like they used pressboard bourbon barrels or something.

Medium bodied decent carbonation to it. Nice and smooth right up til the end when the wood chip flavor kicks in.

I truthfully wouldn't ever get this on my own. I just don't like the flavor that the "oaked" adds to it. I'll drink, but only when I am not the one paying for it.

Photo of Beaver13
3.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a deep murky red with a frothy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is caramel, fruits and raw hops with some woody vanilla.

The flavor is sweet caramel and melon with a strong harsh grassy (almost medicinal) bitter finish that lingers into the aftertaste. The bitterness mellows as it warms and becomes more vanilla oak. The mouthfeel is medium and kind of watery.

Overall, more one-sided and harsher bitterness than I remember the regular Arrogant Bastard.

Photo of Boppar
3.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Substantially better than Arrogant Bastard.

Pours from a bottle into a snifter a nice brown color, with some red in there, too.

Smells mostly like beer. Also some non-descript fruity sweetness. Orange rind. Maybe maple syrup? Who knows.

The taste is not as complex as I had hoped. I enjoyed the woody dry finish and to a lesser extent, the nuttiness.

The mouthfeel tended to be thin and overly-carbonated, but thankfully the latter subsided over the course of the beer.

Sessionable? Absolutely not.

Interesting concept, decent flavor. Good, but I had higher hopes.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Beer was about a month past the drink-by date when sampled. Apparently this is not supposed to matter much..

Pours translucent ruby brown, good tan head. Smell is earthy malts, a bit of must; in fact, with nice sweet notes. First taste is a sheet of (one-dimensional) hops that turns into the customary AB fruity, butterscotchy, malty thing, followed by a super-dry finish that I can only liken to "sucking on a wood chip." Not my thing, but I'm glad I tried it once.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Docer
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a glass...

Went far to pick this up cold.

Nice dark amber/caramel color... warm brown head, nice lacing.

Can smell that oak aged alcohol aroma with a little bitter and sour.

Taste is quite strong, and not as sweet/malty as the non-oaked. Great pine-like and woody hop flavor... the oak takes the malts down a couple of notches.

Alcohol aftertaste.. tastes stronger than the woodless. Dry finish.

Nice to have just one. A great ale to have with dinner.

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,026 ratings.