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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Arrogant Bastard aged in bourbon barrels


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Good. Bourbon beer that’s not too bourbony. Weird that Stone beers used to be crazy hoppy. This is just hoppy now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2220) - California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Amber in color with light beige head... Aroma of with light woody notes, caramel, vanilla... Flavor is light vanilla, oak, caramel, sweet sugary notes... Light citrus hops... Solid, but I was hoping for better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (52) - - APR 20, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is floral with orange zest and a hint of bourbon. The taste is smokey, burnt malt with a trace of buttering hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (94) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bourbon Appearance: deep amber, clear, minimal off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, bourbon Palate: full body, creamy, long finish, Excellent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2015
Location/Date:Bottle on April 10th, 2015.

Appearance: Pours a semi clear maroon red.
Aroma: Aroma mostly of bourbon.
Taste: Medium light bittenerness, caramel, bourbon on finish.
Palate:Medium body, lightly sticky, lingering bourbon finish.

Summary: Pretty tasty. Not a huge bourbon(or liquor) guy, but the amount in this beer is good for me. Underappreciated.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
I can’t really write much in this one. My over all impression was awkward. The different notes didn’t quite come together in harmony to create a unified flavor experience. I think they tried to do to much with this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2015
A bit light to be aged in bourbon barrels for my liking, and the hops mingle in a weird way with the barrel. Not terrible but not the biggest fan.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (261) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Good aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, spice and booze heat. As it warms, I am even getting some dark fruit in the scent. Brown color with scarcely any head. If you try really hard, you can see through it. Flavor is classic Bastard, but subdued by the vanilla undertones from the barrel. The hops do not knock you over like other Bastard variations. More like a brown ale than a strong ale. Aftertaste is a little hot. Palate left me wanting more. Overall ok, I probably would not buy again. This bottle was aged 5 months; perhaps it would have been better fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub. I’m not a fan of the regular version but this is certainly better. Still has a lingering bitterness that seems to strong. BBL effects complement rather than overpos=wering the underlying ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5195) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and slight oak. Malty flavor with accents of booze and caramel before a watery and bitter finish. Not bad, but this beer did not take to the barrel as well as I had hoped.


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