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RATINGS: 2187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (394) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2006
The aroma is kinda pine\lemon citrus hoppy. The head is creamy, off white, excellant lacing and the head is mostly diminishing. The body is a hazy dark amber with a hint of red. The flavor is a moderate bitter and finishes that way. The body is medium, the texture is kinda creamy, the carbonation is soft and the finish is a slight astrigent. Overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2298) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Well, I didnít find much of a difference between this and the regular stuff. Great looking out of the bottle with a dark amber color, thick light tan head with great lacing and a nice tail coming out of the bottle. Pine and floral aroma. Mine had a bite right from the start that I didnít remember from regular. Some maltiness in the palate but I donít think it is as balanced. Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1341) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3254) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2592) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3883) - 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.

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