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RATINGS: 2140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
bottle, not as "dark" as I expected. flavor or color. Sort of a burnt nutty flavor, with a strong citrus hop flavor. Lots of hops. Also does have a nice mellowness to it, a recognizabley oaked ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
bottle. subtule, really subtule(sp?). I remember the bastard as a hit you upside the head beer, and this was more of a laid back beer with a really nice hop flavor. Could be the oak, or just my palate actually getting used to the amount of stuff Stone puts in the beer. Tasty, but would probably not have again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
garmonbozia (424) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2007
12oz bottle: a dark amber with an orange head. Nose of hops and citrus. Taste of wood, malt and again more hops. I too prefer the origibal or the double bastard, but still good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a dark orange head. The aroma is extremely hoppy which gives it strong notes of grapefruit, but it also has strong notes of alchol. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel and grapefruit, and only hints of vanilla, leading to a dry bitter end. Nice - but to me the oak notes are too subdued.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. I preferred un-oaked AB ale. I’m not complaining, mind you, I just think the un-oaked had a better flavor and a better feel in the mouth. I searched for the oak flavor and aroma and was able to pick up on traces but never really got what I was looking (payed) for. Hey, its still Arrogant Bastard!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Red/brown pour with a foamy tan head. Nose of malt and oak. Oak and hop taste. More hop than oak but still a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - DEC 31, 2006
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep amber color, with a thick foamy tan colored head. Aromas are of overpowering oak, standard malts, and some yeast in the background. I won’t go into the oaked beer debate, suffice it to say that it is not a historically accurate style whatsoever. Ok to try, but they need to cut back on the oak. At least toast it first. Jeez.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1676) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep red body with a very thin head leaving a light ring around the glass. Aroma is of vanilla and passion fruit. Very sweet. Taste is not as oakey strong as I thought. Well balanced. Finishes smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2006
12 oz bottle from a packy in the North End. Decent off-white head. Really great fruit/grape aroma-- a bit like a barleywine. Color is a murky brown. Flavor was really unexpected. The aroma made me expect a smooth flavor like a barleywine, but this is right in your face just like the original Arrogant Bastard. Huge hop flavor and bitterness. Like sticking a hop flower in your mouth and chewing. The hop aroma wasn’t really discernable when I was sniffing, but on that first sip it just hit me like being sprayed in the face with a perfume bottle. Flavor is definitely a bit "rounder" than original AB, malt is a bit more present. Slightly buttery aftertaste. Hard to tell if there’s more complexity here, though, because like AB senior, the hops are really the focus of this beer at the expense of other flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a thick, dark mahogany body with a persistent medium off-white head and sticky lace. I like how the aroma presents itself with caramel sweetness and spicy hops. The oak is actually gentle and done quite tastefully, as far at the aroma is concerned. Certainly tastes different than the original version, it’s more spicy and not as aggressively bitter. Toasty/burnt caramel malts and oak are evident to smooth out the body. I don’t think this is better than the original but I believe that it has it’s place in the lineup. Solid.
Purchased at Merchants Fine Wines in Dearborn, MI on December 28, 2006.


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