Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev -5%
Bottle purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.
Pours a very dark brown, with a foamy one inch head, and a good amount of lacing down the glass.
Smells like strong woody oak, searing piney hops, and lots of sweet malt.
The taste is similar. They really capture the earthy smoky oak flavor in this one very nicely, it's like sucking on an oak tree covered in lupulin. It's quite hoppy, as imagined, with lots of grapefruit and pine, but the oak aging smooths the flavors out considerably and makes them more palatable. There's some sweet malt and vanilla flavors in the background.
Medium bodied, crisp, dry mouthfeel, a slow sipper.
Probably the best "Bastard" due to the increased restraint that the oak-aging brings.
03-07-2013 00:37:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.7/5 rDev +11.9%
12oz bottle into a snifter.
A - Pours a dark amber/mohogany color, hazy. 1-finger, light brown, super creamy head. Nice legs, almost no lacing. Thin bubbles create a nice head at every swirl.
S - Big complex aroma . Malt, hop and oak have their place. Malted sweetness, candy sugar, dark fruits, piney hops, citrus, wood, vanilla.
T - Starts fresh and malty with loads of herbal notes, slightly floral. Then a citrusy bitterness kicks your tongue, blending nicely with some wooden character and phenolic spiciness to linger forever.
M - Very smooth. Carbonation is spot on. Medium body with little alcohol.
O - Arrogant Bastard is huge, the oak version is even bigger!
03-04-2013 19:47:14 | More by duracell
4.24/5 rDev +1%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.
A- pours a dark amber with a 2 finger tan head. Big trails and amoeba lacing remain on the glass.
S- sweet malts, dark fruits, light smoke, sweet candy apple, faint pine.
T- amber malts, toffee, light citrus, and bitter pine.
M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth with light dryness from the bitterness.
O- nice beer and better than I remember. Smoother than regular AB and has nice sweetness to it.
03-03-2013 04:48:54 | More by kawilliams81
3.94/5 rDev -6.2%
A: Pours a nice dark, but clear, ruby red, with bubbles visible. Color reminds me almost of a port wine or fortified wine. Looks very appealing.
S: Strong smell of hops, but also some sweetness and a bit of a caramel aroma. The hops are the strongest smell, but some complexity in the aroma.
T: Very strong hops and bitterness powers this one from start to finish. Tastes a lot like an IPA. The oak really only comes in at the end, but is a nice touch. The bitterness is really what lingers here, though.
M: Good mouthfeel. Smooth, with some tingle from the carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer, though one has to really enjoy IPA-type hoppiness and bitterness to like it. The oak adds some complexity to the taste. I have not tried the non-Oaked version of this beer, so I don't know how they compare, but this one is pretty good.
03-03-2013 04:29:55 | More by timn
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,794 ratings.