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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,736 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,736
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 144
Gots: 355 | 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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OB1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

05-28-2013 01:30:08 | More by OB1
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-15-2014 02:47:29 | More by jeffwright
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-23-2012 04:32:13 | More by cantfindme
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HoustonTX

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard pours out beautifully, dark amber body with stunning ruby highlights. Thick frothy head, with lots of sticky glass coating lacing. Looks great.

Aroma is definitely a lot more woody than it's regular form. Lots of oak, pine, maple, and cherry wood. Huge hop oil notes, herbaceous, resinous, and sweet florals. Along with a hefty backing of dark sticky malts. Very delicious smell overall, highly appealing and definitely gets the mouth watering.

Taste on this one is astounding. Much more complex then regular Bastard. The hops really stand out here. Loads of sappy pine bitterness, sweet tantalizing florals, and immense amounts of citrus. The oak does a wonderful job of integrating with all of the flavor notes, especially the rich malty notes. The balance is phenomenal. Finishes dry, with lingering wood notes.

Well, what else can I say? This one takes one of our all time favorite beers, and takes it up several levels. Great complexity, and perfectly balanced. What else can you ask for?

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 02:24:09 | More by HoustonTX
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Dirty25

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-15-2013 13:42:09 | More by Dirty25
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straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-17-2013 01:13:36 | More by straightlambic
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BeanBone

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A murky red-brown body capped by a finger and a half of off-white head that fades slowly and leaves good lacing.

Aroma: I'm getting all the aromas of the standard beer with even more complexity. A mix of vanilla, woodiness, piney and citrusy hops, and lots of caramel malt.

Flavor: Up front, lots of leafy and citrusy hops alongside notes of vanilla and oak from the barrel. Underneath, there's a substantial caramel malt backbone that is able to keep everything balanced nicely. Just a little spiciness coming from the alcohol. Everything is balanced nicely, with no single element taking charge. Leafy hops, oak, and biscuity malt in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a little coaty with a dry finish. A little warmth from the alcohol throughout.

Drinkability: Somewhere in the middle of the drinkability scale, this is a beer you could easily drink two pints of.

Verdict: Unsurprisingly, Oaked Arrogant Bastard ends up being the same old Arrogant Bastard we know and love with oaky and vanilla-like notes mixed in. Given a choice between the two, I'd always opt for this version.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 22:59:35 | More by BeanBone
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miadw3

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-10-2013 07:21:38 | More by miadw3
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

06-13-2013 02:47:39 | More by Satan70
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2014 16:35:34 | More by DemoniChris
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gotta love the Bastard. Kind of the middleweight champion of micro-brews. It does everything well. Dark, almost brown hue. Creamy lasting head. Great creamy and full body. The balance of malts and hops is near perfect. The oak is even a bit nicer than the original. A very unique beer, can't think of another one quite like it (It's almost like a smaller barley wine). Can't wait until the Double Bastard gets to Florida!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 04:51:37 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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erha2

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-23-2012 20:49:10 | More by erha2
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Jmoore50

Nevada

4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This beer is good. I live a few hours away from Stone Brewing Co. and get a lot of their beers, but don't get this one. I hate that we don't get it.

The appearance is scary. You have a really cloudy brown brew here pouring a furious three finger head. The sediment in my glass collected at the bottom, really nuts considering the Arrogant Bastard is transparent.

Really great smell. I let it warm just a bit to get full effect. The smell is sweet. Something fruity, I am leaning towards apricots. You can also smell a the hops, but it smells like the hops were dipped in caramel before they brewed this fine gem.

The taste is outstanding. Really something. You get the dry hop bitterness that Arrogant Bastard has, but an incredibly subtle dryness that comes toward the end. The brew really hops all of your palate, but I will say that it is almost smoother that its un-oaked brethren. I have to say also that Arrogant Bastard is by far my favorite year-around brew of all time, so the expectations were fairly high. This brew met my expectations. I wish I could buy this in the store, but can't. Highly recommended brew.

J

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 03:50:18 | More by Jmoore50
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-23-2013 02:39:30 | More by mattboyer182
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heysuz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-12-2012 17:46:27 | More by heysuz
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-31-2013 02:30:56 | More by badboy7113
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cjac

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-27-2013 02:16:09 | More by cjac
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midnitesun11

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-19-2013 01:53:43 | More by midnitesun11
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TheTrevor

New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an opaque dark copper with some red tints around the edges and a single-finger tan head. The smell is a cavalcade of different hops as well as some oak and malt. I can pick out floral, piney, and citrusy hops. The taste starts off with a combination of malt and grapefruity hops that balance well and give way to some more hops that are slightly piney and floral as well as some oak flavor that helps balance out some of the bitterness. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a certain amount of slickness from the hops and fairly low carbonation. This is a fantastic beer, one of those ones that everyone should try at least once if they're serious about beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 20:04:20 | More by TheTrevor
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brealbg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-30-2012 14:27:02 | More by brealbg
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-22-2012 02:42:59 | More by SHCC
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g_jenkins

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-31-2012 22:59:29 | More by g_jenkins
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-28-2013 22:57:12 | More by Barnsley
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

12-25-2013 02:02:29 | More by aqualung23
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-18-2014 05:39:43 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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