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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Arrogant Bastard aged in bourbon barrels


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CMLAWCANE (6) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Tap at Rattle n Hum, Incredible, Sweet and Bitter Taste, Vanilla and Oak notes, strong, smooth finish, would love to have this again!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1610) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. A: Cloudy, even muddy, clay-brown with a foamy crŤme colored head. N: Bourbon, vanilla, earth, pine, toffee, damp leaves, toast, hint of caramel. Tons of oak - almost too much - cedar, and hints of banana. T: Astringently bitter, not much sweetness. M: Medium body, resinous foamy carbonation, some alcohol. O: Meh. Arrogant Bastard in cheap bourbon barrels. Not worthy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (1000) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
(bottle) BOD 10-months earlier. Complexion is a murky red-brown with thick tan head and glass lacing. The aroma is oak bourbon barrel, malt. The flavor is boozy bourbon pushing out much of this Bastardís flavor. Kind of a nice option but not an improvement from the original or Oak Aged version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Tap @ BrewDog Doghouse. Dark red, not much head. Sweet barley sugar bourbon malt aroma @ flavour. Smooth with sweet aftertaste. Not my favourite style of beer but I quite like this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (1135) - CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Appearance: clear medium amber with one finger of light beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel/toffee, pine, citrus, oaky bourbon. (9/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, strong bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and warming finish. (5/5) Iím not entirely convinced by this one. The bourbon barrel ageing is not overwhelming, but itís definitely present, and it feels to me like itís blowing out some of the subtler notes I usually associate with Arrogant Bastard, such as vanilla and rye spice, and itís muddying the aggressive hop/malt one-two punch. Itís still quite good, but it doesnít feel like an improvement to me. (18/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
I really liked this bourbon version of A/B. Thick and syrupy with a citrus/pine hop complement to the bourbon vanilla. Not at all sweet or cloying. Long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (499) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
2026/02/05 - Pours a dark, clear, auburn colour with a medium, frothy, khaki coloured head that quickly reduces. Aroma is heavy vanilla, bready malt, toffee, roast, oaky notes and light citrus. Taste is vanilla, oak, toffee, roast, mild citrus and sweet bread. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation a slightly chalky finish. Less aggressive than the standard Arrogant Bastard, but very enjoyable nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (103) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle, 12 FL OZ. 8.1% ABV rather than 7.9%. Pours dark reddish amber; clear with lots of carbonation visible. About half a finger of light tan head with quite heavy lacing. Lots of vanilla and caramel/toffee malt notes at the forefront on the nose, behind which lies a somewhat subtle (and slightly burned) oak note. Thereís quite a strong foresty, resinous hop note here too and some very subtle fruity edges. Quite sweet overall. Bready and caramel malts are prominent initially in the taste with their sweetness being balanced out by the bitterness imparted by the resinous hops, which lingers for a long time in the roof and sides of the mouth. Slight citrus notes from the hops too. Bourbon is definitely present though in a subtle way, imparting some light oaky and vanilla edges. Body is medium to full, texture is slick and smooth, and carbonation starts off lively but quickly dissipates to only a subtle tickle on the tip of the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1204) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Deep reddish copper color topped by a large rocky beige. Big toasted malt nose has obvious oaky notes. Flavor is bittersweet toasted malt with lots of oak and resiny hops. Hints of bourbon and brown sugar in midtaste. Dry bitter finish has boozy notes. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7631) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Rich and relatively balanced, with restrained bourbon sweetness, citric hops, and some sweet and bready malts. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
5/I/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: VII/25/15 (2016-14) Thanks to Anthony for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep red to purple beer, creamy irregular beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, caramel, some vanilla, malty, banana. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, bit sugary, very bitter hops. Aftertaste: some banana, vanilla, very bitter, boozy touch, more banana, resinous, very chewy hops. Wow!


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