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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,792 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,792
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 151
Gots: 380 | 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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Duvel

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-08-2013 15:59:06 | More by Duvel
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BeerSnobery

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-07-2013 02:43:12 | More by BeerSnobery
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.99/5  rDev -5%

Bottle purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very dark brown, with a foamy one inch head, and a good amount of lacing down the glass.

Smells like strong woody oak, searing piney hops, and lots of sweet malt.

The taste is similar. They really capture the earthy smoky oak flavor in this one very nicely, it's like sucking on an oak tree covered in lupulin. It's quite hoppy, as imagined, with lots of grapefruit and pine, but the oak aging smooths the flavors out considerably and makes them more palatable. There's some sweet malt and vanilla flavors in the background.

Medium bodied, crisp, dry mouthfeel, a slow sipper.

Probably the best "Bastard" due to the increased restraint that the oak-aging brings.

03-07-2013 00:37:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-06-2013 21:48:56 | More by ryser2k
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JPlo

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-06-2013 07:34:46 | More by JPlo
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VaporDome

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-05-2013 22:22:38 | More by VaporDome
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-05-2013 01:40:44 | More by rabiddawg
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Hegebamy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-04-2013 23:34:17 | More by Hegebamy
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%

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!

03-04-2013 19:47:14 | More by duracell
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Herky21

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

03-04-2013 19:33:04 | More by Herky21
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19%

03-04-2013 14:57:05 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-04-2013 09:19:19 | More by nzerbe
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Packard

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-04-2013 05:06:52 | More by Packard
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2013 03:22:37 | More by TrevorWGrover
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heresy22

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-04-2013 02:23:09 | More by heresy22
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-04-2013 01:23:02 | More by derkfromwi
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pottergator

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-03-2013 21:27:22 | More by pottergator
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pendabev

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 17:15:57 | More by pendabev
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-03-2013 05:52:08 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +1%

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.

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-03-2013 04:35:34 | More by freemanj
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timn

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

03-03-2013 04:29:55 | More by timn
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19%

03-03-2013 04:05:38 | More by Chevelle66
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brin611

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-03-2013 03:42:49 | More by brin611
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-03-2013 03:19:49 | More by ShawneeIrish
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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