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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,727 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,727
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 143
Gots: 350 | FT: 6
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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Shmeal

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-30-2013 23:43:51 | More by Shmeal
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jonathaniler

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2012 02:01:55 | More by jonathaniler
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-26-2013 11:23:11 | More by ReeseMax3
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark murky amber with an off white head that stays for a long time. It left some very impressive lacing the length of the glass.

S-Caramel was what stood out to me, but I could tell there was a nice balance between hops and malt.

T-Much like the nose caramel, toffee, with a perfect balance between hops and malts. A hint of oak and vanilla crept in when it warmed and I could also notice some alcohol.

M-Very thick and somewhat on the syrupy side.

D-This beer is much bolder than I remembered. It was all I could do to finish the pint over the course of the meal. It is definitely a sipper.

Overall, this is a very good beer that is a must try for all Beer Advocates. I was really excited to see this on tap at Out West Steakhouse in Kernersville, NC.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2010 21:50:11 | More by thegodfather2701
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-10-2012 10:58:33 | More by IPAFrankieH
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Pillowburn

Michigan

1/5  rDev -76.2%

05-01-2012 16:17:21 | More by Pillowburn
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-21-2012 02:39:57 | More by dominic4beer
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

5/5  rDev +19%

11-15-2011 19:17:50 | More by RyanGoodman
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-21-2012 04:40:41 | More by Profchaos20
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-05-2012 17:10:35 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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jlindsey

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-17-2012 05:57:49 | More by jlindsey
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

11-25-2011 20:41:59 | More by WhitmansNiece
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body is a deep, burnt murky amber hue that gives off honey amber highlights when held up to the light. A finger and a half of frothy and thick egg shell white head makes this beer look great in my tulip glass.

A rich, almost onion-like hoppiness is the first thing that jumps out at me. I also get musty pine notes that lie on top of grapefruit and lemon peel. A sweet and toasy malt character takes some digging to find but provides a welcomed sweetness. I have yet to have the original Arrogant Bastard so I can't pick out the differences, but I can say that, besides a slight woody note, I get next to no oak or vanilla.

The hop character that hits the palate first is hard to describe. It's something like an earthy herbal bitterness that leans towards being astringent. As it goes on, the bitterness becomes more pine-like with the addition of grapefruit rhine. A delicate sweet toasty malt character hangs out in the back as the hops do their thing. The oak aging is much more apparent in the taste, giving off notes of smokey wood and charcoal.

Medium bodied and smooth in the mouth. The level of carbonation helps to accentuate the hop bitterness which seems to largely be what this beer is centered on. The oak aging is apparent in the feel as well, giving the beer a delicate and creamy texture.

All in all, this is a solid, interesting and complex ASA. I'm happy to say that I've never really had a beer like this before and I enjoyed the experience. One day in the future I'll have this with the regular version to help me appreciate what the oak aging has done for this beer. This marks my first offering I've had from Stone and it's sure not to be the last.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 03:17:20 | More by ludachris
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uziangis

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

12-11-2011 18:49:15 | More by uziangis
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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tpaetow

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-14-2013 05:40:12 | More by tpaetow
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

05-08-2014 11:13:11 | More by Mikexw
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Jmamay22

New York

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark amber with an inch deep pecan shell colored frothy head that settles to a thin cap. Smells of spicy American made hops with a sweetened edge of dark sugar.

Though this beer is certainly hop forward the oak has helped dull the sharper edges to create a more well rounded, yet classically American ale. The mouthfeel is full, rich and fitting of the brew. All in all a dangerously drinkable and enjoyable beer. Another winner from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 01:29:33 | More by Jmamay22
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

06-18-2013 23:48:34 | More by taylor714914
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Samp01

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of caramel malt, floral piney hops with some citrus notes. Taste is sweet caramel malt, floral piney hops, some light toasted oak notes and light citrus fruity flavors. Palate is full body and flavor with a slightly sticky mouth feel and good carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, floral piney hops ending is sweet bitter hops with some lingering nutty oaked flavor. Overall a good, robust and flavorful brew. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 19:50:07 | More by Samp01
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-11-2013 11:55:37 | More by -NESTO-
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Mortarforker

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Delaware

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-18-2013 02:45:25 | More by andthevolcano
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alexsergio

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-15-2011 05:07:58 | More by alexsergio
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TexAggie011

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-26-2011 05:09:55 | More by TexAggie011
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,727 ratings.