Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Amber color with big white head. Good lacing and retention.
S: Getting caramel, toffee, with some bread for the malts. Equally strong pine and grapefruit. One difference from the regular AB is a bit of vanilla scent near the beginning.
T: Very similar to regular AB; Sweet toasted bread, and caramel. Hops come in strong with lots of citrus (grapefruit, orange) and some pine. Hop character is a little smaller compared to the regular AB. Finishes with a long oaky aftertaste which reminds me of the smoked characteristic in a good whiskey.
M: A bit thick with medium-high carbonation. Fits the style and overall aggressiveness of the beer.
O: Good beer that is very much like the original AB. A small difference in the nose and a mellowing of the bitterness in the taste. To make up for the less bitterness there is a good oaky flavor that adds to the complexity of the beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-11-2013 23:40:16 | More by arfenhouse
3.95/5 rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a Sprecher snifter glass
Appearance- Blood red in color with 1 finger of tan head that dissipates to a sheet that covers the beers surface. Leaves a good amount of sticky lacing.
Smell- I get lots of sweet tropical fruit, that similar to an IPA. Also, getting a vanilla and a little pine.
Taste- Up front you get a lot of hops flavors including some citrus and earthy ones. Then this is followed with a nice long oaky/woody finish. Quite enjoyable actually.
Mouthfeel- Pretty much what I would consider a medium body which to me is perfect for the style.
Overall- Very enjoyable mellow beer. My only gripe would be that the flavor profile could have used a little more sweetness to counter act the oaky and earthy notes.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 21:21:45 | More by BrownAleMale
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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