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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6386) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle: Aroma is definitely more mild with the hops which brings out a moderate peach aroma with some wood and mild citrus hops. Pours a transparent amber with a moderate off-white head and very good lacing. Like the aroma, the flavor is much more mellow wtih a strong peach presence. Citrus hops in the finish are very subdued with some mild woodiness. The oak aging really does a lot to tame the beer. I prefer the regular AB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2006
This wasn’t too good. Pours a hazy mahogoney with a ligh tan head. Aroma of being in the wood section of Home Depot. The pine aroma of the hops emphasizes the intense wood aroma. carries into the flavor, not so much oak, just wood. Cuts into the flavor of the hops. Good mouthfeel and a bitter aftertaste. I’ll take the original over this any day of the week.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. Well, this one disappointed me. I would imagine that licking a 2x4 would get you the same results. Way too woody not even oaky. The hoppiness of the regular bastard is over shadowed by aromas and flavors of simple wood. Yikes, bring on the double bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Medium amber pour with good fizzy head. Aroma is a little sweet and sour, very hoppy. Flavor is hoppy but very smooth, the oak is a nice mellow addition. Slighly watered down on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Pours a translucent darker amber with an average creamy off white head. Aroma of vanilla, woody, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was lots of vanilla and oak. Followed by a nice hop bitterness yet balanced with a malty sweatness. Would be nice to try this side by side with a standard AB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Sampled out of one of the new 12 oz bottle from the 06 release. I have been waiting to try this for a long time. The aroma was similar to the standard AB, but as can be expected, there was an adiitional oaky character to it amongst the citrusy hops. The flavor, again was standard AB, but the oak character contributed a smooth vanilla flavor that, in contrast to the hops, gave the Oaked Bastard a much sweeter and well-balanced overall flavor profile. This was really delicious. This beer did feel somewhat watery on the palate, but this is the only detraction I can take from it. Fantastic. I wish that the standard AB was aged in the oak chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2992) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Tap, San Diego Brewing. Dark amber/ruby pour. Fruit and citric hop aromas. Strong wood character. Seems to make the finish a bit hoppier than normal AB. Some dark fruits. Tastes like a tree, I think. Interesting and still holds alot of good qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Undescribable. Oaked beer! It is very good and very different. It will remind you of a young bourbon, because of the ’oaked’, I’m assuming. Not the best, but very, very good. And different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Pour is a deep, dark, opaque red-brown; head is full and creamy, canvas-colored with decent longevity and nice lacing. Nose is different from original but still nice; hops are more subdued with grapefruit still there as well as sweet caramel, oak, and vanilla, maybe some dark fruit and pine in the background. Flavor is not as balanced as AB, but nice; still rich caramel and citrus followed by vanilla, raisin, and oak with a nice bitterness coming from both the oak and the piney hops. Finishes with the medium high bitterness of pine and oak really taking over and really quite aggressively. Palate is still creamy and soft, silky even, but with a more than medium body. A nice offering from such a great base, AB, but it needs some maturity. Some aging gives some more density and allow the hops to mellow. Almost a year later I was much more impressed. The addition of oak is a great idea, adds more complexity and certainly a likable, but different approach to a unique beer. Much better with a year under its belt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Not a huge Stone fan. I think AB is wonderful at about six months. This 2006 offering in 12 oz bottles might be controversial to beer snobs, but I like it. I don’t usually want to drink 22 oz of AB. And since I have no friends, I can’t share. This beer is too bitter, needs a bit of time to mellow. Nice melanoidin body, pure crystal malts and lots of them? Chinook harsh bitterness and aroma. Pine, grapefruite peel squirted in your face. Tongue coating pine tar finish. Like others have said, much nicer at cellar temp.

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