Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.36/5 rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mellow Mushroom (Brandon). Served in a pint glass.
A: Very dark copper to brown, not quite clear, with a half-finger of off-white creamy head and low visible carbonation.
S: Malty, toasty sweetness, somewhat boozy, and touches of nuts and toffee.
T: Big toasty malt, significant booze, and light hop bitterness. Some booze and malt sweetness in the hang.
M: Medium body, but lighter than I expected. Alcohol quite noticeable, and more so that I expected given the relatively modest ABV. Medium carbonation sensation.
O: I am real disappointed in this one. I thought that I'd had this one before and enjoyed it; I remember enjoying the Oaked Arrogant Bastard. But this particular example - not doing it for me. Malty and boozy, and not in a good way. EDIT: Reading some other reviews, I'm wondering if this was old or just a bad batch. I got almost no hop flavors/bitterness, let alone aroma. Guess I'll really have to try it again and see if it's better the next time around. Will update review if it changes significantly.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2013 13:30:36 | More by macrosmatic
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