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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel

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91
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Arrogant Bastard aged in bourbon barrels


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (226) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a wine glass. Deep red with a small khaki head. Smells of dark fruits, vanilla, oak, and some grapefruit hops. Taste is heavy oak and vanilla. Caramel and toasty malt backbone with an intensely bitter finish. Kinda chalky, too. Medium body. Medium carbonation. I get no bourbon, really. Just some barrel flavors. The assertive characteristics of Arrogant Bastard have been muted by barrel, which isnít bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (826) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pours amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma is primarily bourbon with vanilla and hops. Very smooth, finishes with a caramel sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (276) - - AUG 2, 2015
Amber brown body with a foamy tan head. Aroma of sugar. Taste is slightly bitter with with caramel and wood notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5684) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists caramel, brown sugar, herbal hops, light vanilla, and bourbon. Itís cloudy dull orangish-brown with a one finger khaki head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla. The finish is bretty has moderate herbal and grapefruit bitterness mixed with light bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (636) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with moderately thick lasting head. Aroma is mild malt, and not very distinctive. Flavor is malty, not complex, not sweet, with significant bitterness in the middle as well as the finish. I donít pick up much in the way of bourbon barrel. To me it seems like the barrel aging mellowed this. Itís good, but itís very pricey and I donít think it is worth the price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (685) - - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from brewdog online. Red with small cream head. Aroma of malty and woody. Taste is bitter and sharp, quite dry and surprisingly not very sweet. Slight carbonation with a medium body. Prefer the original, it grows on you though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (667) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12 oz bottle, bottled on 7/6/15 stamped on the neck. 14 days old. thatís pretty fresh.
Pours dark reddish brown, with a dense two finger head, and sticky lace.
Complex aromas, with sweet sticky caramel, oak, vanilla, bourbon, spice, earthy and citrusy hops.
Flavor equally complex. Warm boozy vanilla, dry oak, caramel, spice, grapefruit pith.
Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1341) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
355ml bottle, pours clear amber, tiny bubbly head. Aroma is upfront bourbon barrel, caramel malt, pine, rusty, metallic edge but in a good way. Basically the base beer is intact and the bourbon barrel adds to the complexity. I like bourbon barrel beers, I also like AB, so this beer should work for me and it doesnít disappoint. Light-medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter to finish. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty, oak, bourbon, fruit and caramel. Taste is high sweet leading to an oaky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is mild, malty, slight alcohol burn, no barrel. Flavor is mostly malts, light molasses. Again, no barrel. Quite disappointed in this one.


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