RateBeer
overall
99
97
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3292) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear purple brown with a creamy tan head. Thin sheets of lace. Bananas, raspberry and sweet citrus are the lure. Wow! Where did all the malts go? Smoother than the un-oaked but loses the brash bite. Hint of orange buttercream to start then bready pith drying. Lingering bitterness leaving oak. Almost no carb, medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1272) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep murky red with a frothy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is caramel, fruits and raw hops with some woody vanilla.

The flavor is sweet caramel and melon with a strong harsh grassy (almost medicinal) bitter finish that lingers into the aftertaste. The bitterness mellows as it warms and becomes more vanilla oak. The mouthfeel is medium and kind of watery.

Overall, more one-sided and harsher bitterness than I remember the regular Arrogant Bastard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2006
This is a very unusual beer. Certainly the first hoppy oak aged Iíve had. Oak is not too strong because of just the oak chips, though. Aroma is earthy, musky grapefruit hops... not really too my liking. Couldíve done with more of the typical vanilla, a subtle flavor which I think is knocked out by the muskiness. Either that or the combination of oak and hops just doesnít go well together... kind of like toothpaste and orange juice. Flavor is lemony, slightly bitter, and sawdust. Kind of dry, odd, and rubbery, not offensive but not great. I was hoping for a lot more from this. Guess Iíll continue getting my oak fix elsewhere.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
From 12oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with foamy tan head. Nose of grapefruit, pine, vanilla and hints of oak. Flavor follows with the vanilla and wood up front. Tastes like you poured AB down a piece of oak before. 3L in standby for another look.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours a vinous, deep-reddish brown color with a great, cream colored head. Nose is really sweet smelling. Very hoppy, smells like it falls somewhere between an american barley wine and a west coast IPA, with some added spicyness. I couldnít smell the oak, but I can taste it. It fits in there really well... Hops, vanilla, oak, great bitterness at the end, but not hugely complex. A note of alcohol. A little flat on the palate (from the oak, I assume), and a little oily. I enjoyed this beer, and now that they sell it in six packs, itís availabilty is something I appreciate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Itís been a while since Iíve had arrogant bastard. I was very pleased when I found they are packing sixers now. Las time I saw this beer it came in the magnum size and the price near 50 bones. On to the beer. All of the good ole characteristics of arrogant bastard plus a little extra complexity. The oak complements the beer nicely. Itís not too much oak, just a touch. You canít actually smell the oak in the aroma, but itís definitely there on the tongue. Beautiful.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2331) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle poured a redish light brown with a light tan head. Aroma is of medium dark malts and plenty of bittering hops. Some alcohol as well. The flavor was as expected per its unoaked brother. I was actually surprised how subtle the "oaking" was. Not overdone, for sure as some can be. Long and strong bitter finish, but plenty of robust malts to make this big all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 16, 2006
12 oz bottle; Nose of citrus hops and oak; dark rusty color with a thick, long-lasting, glass-lacing beige head; flavor is citrusy hopiness with small oak accents in itís medium body, that fade into a bitter hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 16, 2006
Pours a hazy copperish color with a decent tan head. The aroma is grapefrui, oak, and pine. The flavor has an intense hoppishness with grapefruit and a bit of caramel malt. The oak is almost lost in the bitterness and the finish is intense and lingers upon the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Bottle. Dark burgundy brown colored body. Weak nose of some cedar, oak and some tobacco/bourbon notes. Smells and tastes similar to a scotch ale, though on the back of the tongue thereís some habanero flavors, and itís very dry. Interesting, and I would say unique since itís difficult to find a beer that tastes exactly like this one. Not sure if Iím the only one who gets the habanero notes, or if itís even in there at all, but I really like it.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 188 189 190  191  192 193 194 » 215


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50