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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
94
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4,438 Ratings
THE BROS
100
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Ratings: 4438
Reviews: 1814
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%


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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kagent777

Utah

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into my perfect pint glass. This is the first commercial beer I have had in a while because I have been enjoying my homebrew.

Appearance: A gorgeous deep amber with a very well retained two finger tan head. The only negative are the yeast floaties that I can see swimming around in the carbonation.

Smell: Oak barrel "funkiness" and pin hops.Caramel sweetness bring it all around.

Taste: The taste really follows the smell. Bitter with the oak barrel note up front. A solid maltiness with a touch of sweetness as it finishes. The strong 7.2 ABV is hidden very well.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is solid with the taste going all over the mouth. This beer has a slick sort of feel. The carbonation is good and the body is sizable for the style.

Overall: I do like the oak treatment the they added to Arrogant Bastard. It adds a layer of complexity to an already very solid beer. The only downside is the added expense. A solid treat now and then.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 03:00:53 | More by kagent777
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drrone

Utah

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a nice dark amber with 1 finger of tan/beige head that slowly faded with almost no lacing.

S - Not very strong, but intriguing and it draws you in. It has a nice malt nose, with some caramel and pine breaking through. The wood is subtle, but definitely there. Hops, but they seemed faded (I'm not sure, but this my by due the fact that I had an Enjoy By a couple of hours earlier).

T - Great taste! The hops are definitely there, with a great sweet malt base. Caramel, vanilla and smoked wood creates an interesting complex.

M- Medium bodied, easy to drink. The alcohol is there, but I find it nice to drink. Little carbonation.

O - Pleasantly surprised by this beer. I like the original, but the oak added to it more than I thought it would. Still a good hop hit and aggressive, but adds an interesting element to a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 01:16:26 | More by drrone
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Cave, Glasgow (330ml, £2.80):
Mid to dark brown colour with a clear body and a bubbly, off-white head that also leaves some nice lacing.

Mild, hop filled aroma with a bit of caramel and a nice amount of spice too. There is a good mix of toffee and some light grapefruit backed up with citrus and an oak type aroma.

Fruit and spice along with some oak and caramel from the nose. Again some medium strength hops make an appearance along with some spice and grapefruit. There is a nice, wooden oak flavour towards the end.

Smooth with a tiny amount of grain that is barely noticeable. There is some spice and a good, oaked wood feek and a lot of depth to the mouthfeel.

Quite nice, a touch more oak filled and spicy than I would have like but the beer did not suffer for this. The beer was very smooth and highly drinkable despite the relatively high abv. and the strong taste. There was a good malt taste to the beer that complimented the initial early hop one beautifully and went down a treat; a strong but very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 10:57:48 | More by flyingpig
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a deep amber, clear body with a thick, gushing off white head that reduces very slowly and leaves chunky, sticky foam 1/2" thick on the sides of the glass. Very appealing.

S- Very floral with citrus zest, a big malty caramel backbone, oak barrel, and pine sap.

T- The oak chips really punch you in the face the second this beer hits thee tongue - lots of vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch upfront. This progresses into an aggressive hop bite with lots of pine, resin, citrus, and floral notes. The finish is borderline astringent. All of this is sitting on a medium-heavy roasted malt backbone that gives it subtle notes of toffee, chocolate and caramel.

M- Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation.

Overall a hugely complex beer. The oak chips really take this beer to a whole new level and add a lot of nice flavors. I could probably only drink one of these in a sitting but it's good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 23:56:47 | More by gcamparone
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Matthew_Phoenix

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Had this out of the bottle and poured into a glass earlier this month and haven't gotten around to reviewing it until now. Bought a 4-pack and got it for my friends b-day. I thought it would be cool for us to share a beer together. This is my first review, here we go!

A-The beer looks flawless and the bottle is incredibly cool and funny. Has a pretty large, tan colored head and it seems like it stays forever. The beer is a deep copper color, almost amber. looks great.

S- Smells different. You can really smell the oaked and wood flavoring and it is for sure the strongest and primary smell. There might be some sort of citrus thing going on too from what I remember as well as the hops. Might be some sort of bready sent going on. Not to bad, but once again, mainly oak and wood.

T- Wow! The taste is pretty much like as my friend put it, "Like drinking a liquefied tree!" There is a heavy wood presence here. Not a lot of booze taste here, which is good. Hops are noticed here, but not overly powerful. The taste finishes dry, but not too dry. The taste lingers for a very long time afterwards. Even after chewing a stick of gum, I was still able to feel it on my mouth. Overall, a very aggressive and strong taste, but I don't mind.

M- Not a whole lot of carbonation, which is a good thing. Most beers are too carbonated and it takes away from the other qualities of the beer. The mouthfeel is heavy without a doubt. Like I said before, the taste stays with you for a very long time.

O- A very big and bold beer. Tastes very different and unique in a good way. I have never had anything like that before. My friend couldn't stand it because he said it was like drinking a tree. While he was right, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Overall, a very pleasant experience, if you get the chance to try this, don't pass it up!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 03:12:36 | More by Matthew_Phoenix
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous-looking beer. Dark red-mahogany color with a fluffy bone head of dense sticky foam. Lacing is amazing and thick. Retention is ridiculous.

Toffee malts, American oak, some booze, grapefruit and sappy hops, mild raisin. Nice.

The oak is huge. Super woody and dry and piney, which develops the hop profile even more. The flavors are just... massive. A step-up from regular Arrogant Bastard. Elements of the floral and the citrus compete with the big oak and toffee breadiness. Very enjoyable.

Dextrinous and chewy. Medium-big in body. Lots of trapped bubbles exploding upon drinking. Busy.

Very good strong ale. Better than Double Bastard, in my opinion. Easy toslug sip and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 04:18:12 | More by thecheapies
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle (bbd 3/22/13 ?) into a pint glass, pours a light red orange brown with a light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: oak, toffee, citrus hops, pine, caramel

T: bitter hops up front mixed with an earthyness from the oak tannins, middle sweetens slightly with oak still present, finish is pine resin and bitter, taste lingers, slight hints of spice maybe nutmeg

M: thinner than I expected, aftertaste is long, very slight alcohol presence

O: a nice adaptation on Arrogant Bastard, oak mixes well with hops, very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:28:12 | More by M_C_Hampton
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 19:47:14 | More by duracell
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 04:48:54 | More by kawilliams81
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timn

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 04:29:55 | More by timn
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MisSigsFan

California

4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

"This is an aggressive ale..." but you most certainly will like it. Pours that signature Bastard darkish red color with a 1.5 finger bone-white head. Head is extremely smooth with great lacing. The smell is very similar to that of the standard Bastard, but with just a hint of the oak chips at the very end. The taste is actually quite different from the standard ABA. This time, sweetness, biterness, and oakiness dominate, with just a bit of pine at the end. The mouth is also quite similar to the original Bastard. Smooth, yet leaves the biterness lingering. Overall, I'm won over. Honestly, I'd probably buy this over the original any day, but unfortunately, it's not as common. Good thing I'm from San Diego!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 02:01:46 | More by MisSigsFan
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.04/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:58:24 | More by kvgomps
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good one finger of head for an oaked beer. The body is a dark brown color.
The aroma is mild oak with a dose of milled barley.
The taste has a mild oak all around, which rounds out the Arrogant Bastard. The bold malt and hop profile is still there, just mellowed out a bit. It's good.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A great beer and too easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 02:54:08 | More by Fatehunter
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LuDookie


2.98/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured this from the bottle into a mug.

Looked and smelled good, dark.

First taste was bitterness, and water. I hate when I can pick up on the water in a beer. Besides that it did have a decent body, and I appreciate dark beers, but I have just never been able to appreciate any of the Arrogant Bastard brews.

Mouthfeel was pretty carbonated and bitter. If you like bitter, you will like this one, but not the most bitter I've had.

Overall, I finished it. That's about it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 22:52:54 | More by LuDookie
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AmitC

Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with enjoy by date of 03/14/13. So about a month before its best drinking age.

Color is dark copper or almost deep ruby-brown. Huge hints of red color. Maroon or chestnut color would be a better description. About one finger thick light tan colored head that stays for only some time. Decent lacing on the sides. Some minor bubbles.

Aroma is a mix of toasty malts, resinous hops and very very slight wood. Some very vague vanilla comes through in the nose as well. Overall strength is mild. Oak aging via chips has resulted in a subdued aroma as far as oak, wooden and vanilla fragrances are concerned. Hop aroma is not strong either. Drinks like an old ale. Alcohol does not come through.

Flavor is again very subdued. Very malt forward and strictly less hops than in its non-oaked counterpart. Slight bitterness in the finish. Caramel and toasted malts along with resinous and piney hops.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Moderate to low carbonation. Drinks very easy and smooth. Hides the alcohol, though there is not much to hide at just above 7%.

Non-Oaked version is slightly better.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 14:45:28 | More by AmitC
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Murrhey

Montana

3.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger off-white head. Several minute-long retention. Nice lacing and good carbonation. Auburn color with low clarity. Hazy and appealing.

S- Strong dark smells, yeast and some booze scents. Definitely some wood chips.

T- Bitter, deep and aggressive. Definite wooden taste that fights with the booze for control of the bitterness. Not an ideal taste, but I suppose I knew what I was getting into.

M- Smooth and very dry. Malty feel in the end.

O- Meh. Not my preferred style, but not as bad as some of the recent offerings I've had from Stone. Maybe I'm just not in the right mood to enjoy it to the extent it seems most people have.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 06:45:52 | More by Murrhey
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
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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ElSid

California

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Beers of California

#57

Bottled Date: None

A: Deep brown with a washed khaki head of foam which is minimal and dissipates to bubbles that cling to the glass.

S: Caramel sweet with a burnt, woody edge. There is a nice fresh, earth and pine hop presence in the nose.

T: The malt is caramel and brown sugar sweet and is the fortified foundation to this brew. The wood is there, again with a burnt edge. The hops add balance with a moderate grapefruit and strongly earthy bitterness.

M: Oh so smooth with a full body and just enough carbonation.

O: One of the standouts of the Stone brew line. The oak presence adds a layer to the already strong and well balanced brew that features big and sweet malt along with refreshing and crisp hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 05:36:01 | More by ElSid
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark red with nice head. Aroma of pine hops and faint oak. Definite malt presence. Flavor has a nice oak up front and strong toffee malt. Hops give it a crisp finish. The dry sharp oak seems to wash out some of the nice regular arrogant bastard malt sweetness that balanced this beer. Not bad, but need to be in the mood for some oakiness for sure. A bit like chewing on a piece of wood.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 20:26:26 | More by BMMillsy
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
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
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spoony

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes dated December 28, 2012.

From a 12 oz bottle into a globe glass.

A-An agressive pour produced almost two fingers of pillowy, tan head. The head was slow to fade and left a lot of lace on the glass. The brew was dark brown with ruby highlights and mostly clear.

S-Smell was an assertive aroma of piny, resinous hops, some toasty oak, molasses sweetness and tan malts.

T-Taste was also dominated by piny, resinous hops. Behind the hops are flavors of sweet bourbon and oak, and a touch of chocolate from the wood.

M-The brew is medium to heavy in body with low carbonation and a slightly oily feel.

O-Nice to review a true classic and one of the beers that got me into beer nearly a decade ago. It is a close call between this Bastard and the standard, non-oaked version. Both are great beers, but I think the oak imparts some additional character that pushes this version over the top.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 18:32:54 | More by spoony
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Cocky Ale presented itself quite beautifully. A Reddish hue mix with copper, there was a stout presentable head and loads of carbonation.

The aroma was casual but noticeable. Hints of hoppy pine with a bit of malt, very pleasant but not as strong as I hoped.

The taste is interesting...the pine notes of the hops are evident but I caught a touch of caramel near the end. There's a malt presence but its fleeting and it finishes with the metallic taste of the hops. The metallic taste lingers for too long and lends to a lower impression in mouthfeel.

In all...enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 21:50:47 | More by KYGunner
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-beautiful copper color with a nice light tan head and good lacing

S-citrus, pine, caramel malt, oaky nuances, slight floral

T-malt, caramel, pine, citrus, nice oak presence, solid bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and slightly silky mouthfeel, alcohol well-disguised

O-a solid strong ale with a nice oak presence a nice complement to the regular version

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 22:18:39 | More by MDDMD
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KingSlayer

California

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a semitranslucid brown caramel color full bodied fluid, good carbonation, formed 2 and a half fingers of light beige dense head, good retention, good lacing.

S: wonderful striking aroma of a delicate balance between malts and floral and bitter pine hops, little metalic undertone.

T: malty when first sipped, progresses to an aftertaste predominating a bitter palate that reminds those bitter resiny pine hops oils mentioned before, a little metalic as well.

M: somewhere from mid to full body, well carbonated.

O: loved it, will have again, a little bit strong alcohol wise, so keep that in mind while sessioning.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 05:55:03 | More by KingSlayer
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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