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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,646 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,646
Reviews: 1,822
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 135
Gots: 324 | FT: 6
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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tomholland

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Presentation: Bottle is awesome as Stone bottles always are. All graphics and text are painted on. Label has the typical Stone gargoyle holding a beer mug with great font. Very eye-catching. States that it is Ale aged with American Oak Wood chips, ABV info, and says “You're not worthy.”! On the back label it gives the definition of arrogance, a small but arrogant description of the beer, a small but arrogant back story on beer, web info, and states “The Arrogant Bastard Wood. Would You?”! Cap states “Arrogant Bastard Ale”.

Appearance: After allowing this to warm for 10min I poured AB out of its 12oz bottle into a 16oz snifter. Pours out a deep brownish red that is very cloudy and has a 1 ½ finger cream colored head of a medium to thick density. Lacing is phenomenal! Heading retention is excellent lasting 7min 30sec before fading to a thick coating a ring.

Smell/Aroma: Aroma is amazing. A floral herbal scent hits the nose right off start with a strong citrus hop scent rising through next. A nice oak backbone is detectable the entire time. Phenomenal!!!

Flavor/Taste: A strong pine hop bitterness is tasted first followed directly by a sweet but bitter grapefruit taste. A roasted malt backbone comes through on the finish. Really great!!! All this rest atop an oak backbone.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the thicker side of medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation. Extremely drinkable!!!!

Overall/Comments: Wow!!! One of the better beers that I've ever had! Super complex in every aspect with a great nose and a flavor profile that takes the drinker on an adventure!! The oak was awesome!!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 11:10:00 | More by thegodfather1076
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,646 ratings.