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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,856 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,856
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 154
Gots: 409 | 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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Photo of divineaudio
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip.

a - pours ruby red with an inch or so of sudsy, cream colored head. after calming i get a thick ring of foam and thick rings of lacing in the glass.

s - bready with some grapefruit, tart sourness, faint grassiness.

t - toffee malt with a sourdough breadiness to it. strong pine resin bitterness. i'm not getting any oak flavors at all.

m - medium in body, slightly oily, adequate carbonation, finer co2 profile.

o - decent, but i don't see what this offers over regular arrogant bastard. certainly not worth the higher price tag. pass.

divineaudio, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Thickfreakness
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky rusty copper color. Nice one and a half finger creamy tan head. Gummy, chewy lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S- Vanilla, licorice, caramel, sweet citrus like mango, and pineapple. A touch of piney bitterness, pink grapefruit and wood.

T- Butter rum, toasted vanilla, caramel, licorice and sweet and pungent hops. Bursts of mango, tangerine, and pineapple

M- Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Nice resiny hops bark, but the sweetness makes everything a touch sticky.

O- This is really nice. Not sure if it's worth $18.99/6-pack tho. Maybe I should have another and ponder that! :-)

Thickfreakness, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of gpogo
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark reddish brown. Off-white head

S- Hoppy and slight malty sweetness.

T- Hoppy, but not to intense. Sweet malty taste. Slight roasted malt aftertaste. The oaked arrogant bastard seems less harsh than a non-oaked.

M- Incredibly smooth, with a medium to full body. I can only taste this beer and nothing before or after. Light carbonation which seems fitting with the complex tastes.

D- At 7.2% I'm not sure I could have too many of these, but it definitely worth it. Complimented my meal quite well.

gpogo, Apr 18, 2008
Photo of Stunner97
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- dark brown very dark in color, clear with little to no carbonation, moderate white tan head slowly fades away to what become a white bubble lacing,

Smell- very strong hop smell, but this is the most definite part where it differs from the regular arrogant bastard, oak and vanilla malt kicks into play from this,

Taste- great balance of bold hops and malts to create pleasant and great flavor

Mouthfeel- heavy smooth and complex

Drinkability- I love the balance and complexity on this beer, one thats a pleasure to drink and you would want to drink all night cuz its hard to switch else where after

Stunner97, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of dagubna
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%

dagubna, Wednesday at 10:28 AM
Photo of badboy7113
4.25/5  rDev +1%

badboy7113, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev +1%

agreenman19, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

cherche, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of jeffwright
4.25/5  rDev +1%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of nortmand
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nearly brown, with a hint of red. Nice two finger brown head.

Spicy vanilla oak dominates the nose with a supporting cast of American hop citrus and caramel maltiness.

Vanilla oak flavors meld with a fruit maltiness up front. Kind of like vanilla and peaches. This quickly turns into the intense citrus and lingering bitterness that I expect from regular Bastard.

Full oak induced mouthfeel, very smooth and fulfilling. This beer is great, it has alot of oak character and is surprisingly drinkable despite the cacophany of flavors pounded into the palate.

nortmand, Dec 07, 2006
Photo of cyclonece09
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a pint glass. Pours slightly cloudy red with little head. Smells of floral and cirtis notes with a nice deep fruity bouquet. Tastes of berries overwhelmingly with slight citrus but still has some lingering bite. Beer is medium bodied nicely carbonated good bite. Overall a superb beer.

cyclonece09, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of mtrog313
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

mtrog313, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of JeffSuttonTX
5/5  rDev +18.8%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Mortarforker
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Mortarforker, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of beerhast
4.25/5  rDev +1%

beerhast, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of hoplover82
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amazingly clear red rose color with a very creamy off white head that has very good retention and lacing.

The aroma is a very balanced blend of oak and pine hops and slightly burned caramel.

The flavor is much of the same except of coarse the hefty hefty bitterness that comes like a train. Some sweet bicuit dough as well comes into play. But the pine-y hops I think shine through it all. Along with a woody oak finish to top if off for good measure.

The mouthfeel could not be any creamier, HUGE, yet has a refreshing hoppy bitter finish that lingers forever.

Because of the amount of bitterness in this beer, it is very drinkable. Quite refreshing I might add. Palate cleansing. Very drinkable!

hoplover82, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of gr8zehaman
4/5  rDev -5%

gr8zehaman, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of bbrown12
4/5  rDev -5%

bbrown12, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of freemanj
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

freemanj, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of RyanGoodman
5/5  rDev +18.8%

RyanGoodman, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jesus808
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

jesus808, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of jagada
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

jagada, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of blitz134
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally get to sample this...12oz bottle from jayjaye as an extra in a recent trade...thanks...

Garnet red body, nice and clear. The typical Stone head retention and size. Initially a solid three fingers of dense khaki that reduced to a thin creamy foam layer. Beautiful lace grips the glass all over.

Aroma is lighter than I remember with the original. Some caramel sweetness. A little floral, citrus and a touch of pine hops. Seems similar to the original.

Taste comes through with a lot more of the oak, it has a more robust wood flavor than some of the other oak beers I've had. Lacks that harsh woodiness, which is a good thing. Caramel body again with some dinner roll malt flavors. Pine resin and light citrus hops round it out. Good stuff once again.

Nice full mouthfeel. Low carbonation doesn't overrun the flavors. Overall the drinkability is superb. I could drink this all the time. Its less upfront than the original and a bit smoother overall without the harsh hops. Good stuff.

blitz134, May 01, 2007
Photo of LSUPT
3/5  rDev -28.7%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of yoitsarch
4.25/5  rDev +1%

yoitsarch, Nov 16, 2012
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,856 ratings.