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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,914 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,914
Reviews: 1,838
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 159
Gots: 429 | 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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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,914 ratings.