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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

4,810 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,810
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 151
Gots: 389 | 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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stephendr

California

4.03/5  rDev -4%

12 oz. bottle - Dark molasses color with a tint of red –head is tan , medium , small bubbles – nose of dark berries ( cherries ) , cinnamon , coffee grounds and orangey – taste of malts , gummy tar , spruce , hopps ( both bitter , and pine ) caramel , and some wood ( mostly cedar )- medium tart body – aftertaste is long earthy , malt and caramel

11-04-2006 22:12:41 | More by stephendr
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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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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-14-2013 00:42:05 | More by CanisMajor
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OB1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

05-28-2013 01:30:08 | More by OB1
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-27-2014 06:13:05 | More by PaulyB83
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Picked up a single 12 oz. bottle for 2.99. This is my 3rd "bastard" beer as I have had arrogant bastard and double bastard.

A- This one poured a dark ruby color with some mahogony hues. 2 finger creamy head. This beer sure was sticky and stuck to my glass even after I had cleaned it pretty good.

S- Smell was woody and oaky almost like a fine wine. There was some vanilla and port scents.

T- Taste was malty and sweet. The hops are not as pronouced and present as they are in other arrogant bastard beers. When I think of a SAB, I think "hops." This one is more on the maltier side, but it fits the oak finish. Surely some caramel and vanilla on the tongue.

M- Mouthfeel was sleek and oily. Do not expect a ton of carbonation, this one dosen't have a ton.

D- I enjoyed this a lot. Stone has made a really classy and drinkable beer here.

03-22-2008 01:30:51 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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JT99125

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-03-2013 22:00:17 | More by JT99125
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Romulux

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

12-26-2011 20:30:44 | More by Romulux
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donteatpoop

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured a deep red-amber color like a cherry wood stain. Nice amber-tan head rested atop it.

Nice woody, carmel sweetness, and dry floral hop scent.

The taste is similar, some pine-oak and bitter hops up front a little sweet carmel in the middle; finishing with a lasting bitter aftertaste.

Though drinkable the high alcohol content makes this difficult to sit back and take down like many other brews.

06-29-2009 05:30:46 | More by donteatpoop
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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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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%

11-25-2011 21:51:19 | More by whallgren
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-17-2014 12:29:17 | More by Necronomad
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

02-04-2012 00:00:02 | More by Joshgonzales79
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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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TheDoak

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-09-2013 23:37:37 | More by TheDoak
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toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-24-2014 19:39:49 | More by toppoop
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-01-2011 18:25:33 | More by Kevlee722
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-14-2012 00:25:08 | More by nyrblue2
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-21-2014 22:05:10 | More by ParkbrauFan
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robear

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -28.6%

05-24-2014 17:27:40 | More by robear
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-07-2012 20:07:10 | More by CB_Crowe
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-07-2013 13:40:37 | More by Beerandboards
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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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scooter231

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Very pretty beer- quite dark, with deep ruby and garnet colors when held to the light. It has a tan foamy head that stays for a few minutes, then retreats to a thin layer of foamy film that leaves lacing around the rim. Smells... green. Green and woodsy. Piney. Definitely green, foresty things, backed up with a booze punch and a little bit of sweetness.

Taste is also green, with more alcohol coming through. The sweetness makes itself better known, with vanilla and malty flavors, though it still keeps a backseat to the woodsyness, and hop bitterness. The hops have an earthy feel to them, melding well with the oaked woodsyness. There's a nice finishing biscuityness towards the end of the sip that finishes very nicely.

Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, full. This is a very very tasty brew, alcohol is deceivingly tasty and/or sneaky. This is definitely less harsh than the regular Bastard, which I also enjoy. I'm not sure whether or not I prefer one to the other... have to have a side by side comparison. However, this one really is more well-rounded and easier to drink. Less sweet than I recall, but then it has been a while. An excellent brew.

12-09-2006 05:21:08 | More by scooter231
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PintOHops

California

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%

Glass - Tulip

A - Relatively clear amber/red color with a 2-finger head, retention is decent. It left little soapy/spotty lacing, nothing impressive.

S - Deep deep sap & bark like aroma. A nice rind in there, like grapefruit, wow it's just so earthy! Mild sweetness, a bit of toasted malt hidden underneath the huge earthy/tree bark aroma. Unique & exciting aroma.

T - A bit sugary but not sweet really, it's got a bit of candied like quality upfront. Then all hell breaks loose with an assault of earthy tree bark, sap and grapefruit rind! I get a bit of the alcohol as well, there's a bit of semi bright citrus towards the finish that peeks in but comes nowhere near the earthiness. This beer finishes with mild plum & cherry, mild toasty/cracker, and strong lingering earthy flavors & charred wood like bitterness. As it warmed I got a bit of vanilla but very subtle & almost not noticeable.

M - Soft crispness with a smooth slick feel. Around medium in body.

D - First off, wow what a beer! This was an out of bounds treat for me, I wouldn't be able to drink more that two of these I think, the earthy flavors & bitterness are very strong. I would love to sip on this beer in the cold winter season with an open fire, and I'll definitely buy this one again. Highly recommended for anyone that enjoys just about every style of beer. Cheers!

07-16-2010 23:40:02 | More by PintOHops
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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