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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,810 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,810
Reviews: 1,827
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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T-Leb

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-26-2013 19:27:48 | More by T-Leb
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randysandals

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-26-2013 18:30:58 | More by randysandals
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Andonato

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

02-26-2013 07:58:20 | More by Andonato
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Schwillis

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-26-2013 07:00:41 | More by Schwillis
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59rockabilly

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

02-26-2013 01:09:50 | More by 59rockabilly
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-26-2013 00:35:58 | More by Axnjxn
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-25-2013 22:38:17 | More by johnyb
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-25-2013 19:10:59 | More by BeerCon5
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ebin

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-25-2013 16:22:36 | More by ebin
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JackOGreen

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-25-2013 07:24:01 | More by JackOGreen
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camillo13

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-25-2013 03:15:51 | More by camillo13
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.04/5  rDev -27.6%

Pours a rich mahogany with a ton of effervescence when held up to the light. A 1 inch head with good retention and a ton of wood on the nose. I'm gonna guess that's oak.

The taste is sort of flat and undefined upfront but this gives way to a strongly overpowering bitter oak profile. This isn't all that different from chewing on tree bark. Even has that sort of medicinal bitter pine flavor on the tongue minutes after the sip. Almost feels like whatever little balance was present in the original has now been sapped out.

Well, I don't care for the taste but it has some things going for it - the appearance and mouthfeel do win it some points. Unfortunately these pale in comparison to the taste for me. I enjoy barrel aged beers so I'm a bit surprised at this one. I'm guessing this is a polarizing brew. Still though, worth trying once.

02-25-2013 01:58:24 | More by kvgomps
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-25-2013 01:30:57 | More by t0rin0
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

02-25-2013 00:47:31 | More by Brownsfan13
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rednender

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-24-2013 20:34:24 | More by rednender
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Beerislivingproof

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-24-2013 20:11:21 | More by Beerislivingproof
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yoyo

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-24-2013 13:55:39 | More by yoyo
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ifixufly

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-24-2013 07:20:05 | More by ifixufly
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UnoMasBelgian

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

02-24-2013 00:44:40 | More by UnoMasBelgian
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from 12oz bottle into sniffer glass. Did a side-by-side comparison with this oak aged version and the regular Arrogant Bastard, so this will be a review and comparative analysis.

A- Pours a hazy ruby with a thick, cream color head. Absolutely beautiful beer. Fantastic lacing. Color seems to be slightly lighter than the AB, but tough to see a difference there. Slightly less pronounced head as well, but to be expected after being put through the aging process. Just about a finger.

S- Wow. Here is where we start to see the separation from the regular AB. Aroma has some similarities to the reg AB with some floral hop and pine notes, but the oak aged version takes it to another level with the oak presence. Sweeter, maltier smell with earthy hints of wood and vanilla. More pungent that reg AB. Absolutely delicious smelling!

T- Glorious. Citrus hops up front, but less pronounced than reg AB. Biscuit flavors. Sweet malty base. Swirl of flavors taking place. Takes you on an extra twist from reg AB as the oak backbone of this beer takes over. Notes of brown sugar, molasses, vanilla. Did Stone actually find a way to make this beer smoother? I think so. Oak creates a smooth finish of a terrific scotch. Very little bitterness. Touch of alcohol, but well hidden. Not overpowering.

M- mid body. Velvety smooth as it coats your mouth. Good carbonation remains. Very similar to reg AB

O- to my delight, it actually found a way to top the regular bastard. The oak backbone really takes over and takes this beer on a nice ride to another level. Hops are less of a highlight with this one, but the balance is just amazing. One of my favorite beers i have had to date.

$10.99 for a 4 pk

02-23-2013 22:03:35 | More by Bosoxfan20
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emsjf

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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B-SHAY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-22-2013 18:21:23 | More by ShanePB
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-22-2013 16:43:46 | More by CreightonSM
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-22-2013 16:31:25 | More by chugamugofsud
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,810 ratings.