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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,967 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,967
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 168
Gots: 444 | 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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1/5  rDev -76.2%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

Imsothirsty, Feb 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

SnowFlowMfg, Oct 02, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

mariposafan, Nov 18, 2011
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

ajzy, May 25, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

Gaddabble, Mar 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

garyford, Dec 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

I_P_eh, Jun 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

Pillowburn, May 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

SavvyStudent, Dec 28, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

rjgbeeradvo, Mar 11, 2012
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1.08/5  rDev -74.3%

Dogpiss, Oct 14, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -70.2%

Phil_H, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of FoundersFanatic
1.4/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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!

FoundersFanatic, Dec 11, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

jasonreinike, Mar 17, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

DrinkNattyLight, Jan 03, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

perclee, Jan 29, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

lupercmda, Oct 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

Skryber, Apr 08, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -58.3%

mwar, Jun 05, 2014
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1.8/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer pours a cloudy, dark copper color with no head. The aroma is toast, molasses, raisins, and alcohol. It's flavor has notes of toast, vanilla, licorice, and brandy. The brandy taste takes over and at the same time there is a strong bitterness that gets stronger the more you drink it. It also has a nasty, bitter aftertaste. Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale is way too strong to be good and is not recommended!

B967ierhunter177, Oct 07, 2010
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1.85/5  rDev -56%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I can't find the attraction to this beer. I know there are lots of people that love it, but if I wanted to suck on a grapefruit, I'd suck on a grapefruit.

I had the non-oaked version and found it barely palatable. I tried the oaked version and, while its more drinkable, it's hardly a beer that I'd say "yes please, I'd love another one!".

One of my least favorites from Stone Brewing and my least favorite strong ale.

r00tarded, Nov 09, 2007
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1.88/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

I haven't had Arrogant Bastard in years, but figured I'd try this oaked version on tap at Monk's Kettle in case my tastes have changed. Let's see...nope. Still tastes like the absurdly over-hopped Arrogant Bastard I remember. No balance at all. Just pure hops. Maybe I'll try it again a few years from now.

waltonc, Sep 19, 2008
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

UncleNeighborChris, Dec 09, 2012
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,967 ratings.