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RATINGS: 2223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Bottle from Paul (blankboy) Thanks. Looks identical to AB upon pouring. Smell is hints of wood and hops. Taste is brutal and hoppy - this is definatley a fresh sample - with some notes of vanilla and oak that arent in the regular version. Not a bad beer, but I believe it begs the question: why tamper with something as good as Arrogant bastard?

updated. this gave me a pretty bad headache after finishing the glass. not pleasing at all to me. i was expecting much better..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2006
All the beauty of AB, but with some additional aromas and flavor zingies. Sweet wood, soft whiskey and chewy bark complete the beer. Compared to other oaked beers, this one is rather woody, which I liked. Sweet whiskey is also rather evident throughout. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Pours a deep copper/amber. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, brown sugar, and some fruit. Flavors are hops...grapefruit and pine. Also some vanilla and malt. Hop flavors overpower this a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Dark ruby brown pour with a small dense tan head. Mellow grapefruit and vanilla aroma with hints of dark fruit. Malty vanilla and oak flavor up front, slighty nutty flavor in the middle, little bit of honey, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours a caramel amber color w/ a medium semi creamy froth that recedes to a dusty canopy with scattered lacing. Aromas of caramel, grapefruit citrus rind, and grahm crackers. Medium to full nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavor profile mimics itís unoaked version w/ just a few small differences. This version is less fruity and has a distinct grahm craker flavor on the finish. In one way it lacks the flavor depth and is a bit more astringent. Itís still big on grapefruit rind and malty. Flavors are strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Appears a near transparent auburn toned amber with a fluffy, ivory head that slowly fades into a desne, soapy cap. Tons of hearty, scattered lace sticks around the glass. Smell is of caramel, flowers, mild grapefruit, pineapple, light vanilla, earthy spiciness, and gentle oak tannins that may have been missed had I not known oak chips were added to the mix. Aromas were lighter than anticipated. Taste is spicy, sweet caramel, overly bitter of grapefruit along with gentle woody tannin flavor. Mouthfeel is astringent, bitter, medium bodied, sweet, with the balance being out of wack and very little evidence of the American Oak. Drinkability...Iím not believing the hype with this one. This may be one of the most over-rated beers Iíve seen on this site IMHO. Iím just not feeling it..."Iím not worthy."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Never much understood these "oaked" beers. I never thought I could taste it. This one actually has some nice vanilla undertones and a resiny lingering bitterness. It might be because this is a brand new bottle but this one is a hoppy arrogant bastard that has some supplementary flavors that mask the usual sugary maltiness of stone beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
12 oz bottle: Deep amber w/a lasting dark cream colored head. Smooth aroma all around. Oddly enough, some fresh, resiny herba/pineyl hop aroma, mild vanilla and oaky wood aromas. Caramel malt follows, but vanilla & piney hop aromas get stronger as it warms. Mild toasted & bready malts as it warms further. Flavor is balance well overall w/a hint of bitterness. Also very smooth. Lighty woody oak flavor throughout, hints of vanilla; Toasty malt, and herbal hop flavor into the semi dry hop flavored finish. Aftertaste is a bit muddled with a bit of hops and woody oak. Low level of CO2, smooth body, well hidden alc. fuller medium body. Itís AB thatís had the rough edges smoothed out by the wood, as long as you like oak character. The hops share center stage w/ the oak and the malts play second fiddle. Not an earth shattering beer, but worth a second look!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Somewhat of a letdown. Looks nice enough in a snifter, with a hazed chestnut body and small beige head that leaves spiderweb lacing. Aroma is citrusy grapefruit, spruce pine, with hints of caramel. Medium body is well carbonated. Taste is bitter citrus rind, pine, toasty caramel, and and an assertive oak woodiness that borders on astringent. I wish this had been oak aged instead of finsished on oak chips. Oak presence here gives it a chalkiness that I could do without. Definitely worth a try, but at $17 a sixpack in Louisville, Iíll take the original Arrogant Bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. Deep brown with a ruby red tint and a thick tan head. Aroma is big and piny with heavy hop resins and a sweet oaky vanilla aroma. Warming brings out light grapefruit character as well. Flavour is quite hoppy with resinous bitterness, strong oaky/tannic characteristics over a sweet malty base. Medium crystal mal flavour is apparent. Oak intensifies as the temperature comes up and also softens the bitterness accentuating the hop flavour and sweet vanilla. Nice enough, but I prefer the regular.

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