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RATINGS: 2199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2026) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3L bottle. Huge head, and since I couldnt tilt my glass while holding this monster bottle with two hands, I was stuck with huge amounts of foam. But the beer grew nicely and was really great looking. Hops on the aroma, and wood in the flavor. Similar to AB, but still different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2006
On tap at Stuffed Sandwich. Wow, this was a liquid meal in a glass! Fantasticaly balanced, full rich and chewy. Not overly hoped nor burnt. I wish I could have a keg of this at home! (then again, i’d be wasted too much). Keep loving the Stone Beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
On tap poured deep reddish/brown in color with a nice sized tan head and good lacing. Aromas of oak right off the bat with some toasted caramel malts and a touch of hops. The taste was a shock compared to the regular bastard. Extremely smooth with little bitterness and a nice oak flavor that mellows the beer out. No big grapefruit flavors like in the regular version. Overall a great oaked beer that I would definitely have more of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
On tap at O’brians, San Diego. Pours dark brown in colour with almost no head. Roasted and malty. Nice hoppy bitterness. Notes of oak and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Thanks to Stone for bring a big bottle to Hops in Humboldt Micro-Brew Festival and for a few of us lucky folks. I had to stand in line for the the 3 PM serving of this, and it was worth it. I have to admit I had been beer tasing for three hours, so I was lucky to even find the line at this point The pour was dark amber with small head, but then I think they were being careful not to spill any of this special brew. Arrogant Bastard it was but with the oak flavor. I cannot say for sure it was a whole lot better, only different. Maybe a little less sweet and a bit dryer. A really fun ale and a worth big brother to its sibliing, and I sure wish we could get it up here behind the Redwood Curtain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (568) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
I had this on tap recently and more distantly, out of the 3 liter bottle. Very good stuff. Light oak flavor that compliments the bastard well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 Wow, had this a long time ago at El Gaucho’s party. I didn’y go back for more as I wasn’t all that impressed. Clear amber brew with some oaken,vanilla tones. I prefer the non BA version as the flavor was more complex I think. It was a treat. The rich malts semed to be overwhelmed now. Re-rate.6 pack from Kahns. Better flavor and I am much more impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2006
On tap at O’briens. Pours a burgundy tinged mahogany color with a finger of small bubbled, foamy beige head. Softer, more supple aroma than the regular Arrogant Bastard. Slightly musty, oaky aromas highlight the dark malt notes well. Interesting doughy gingerbread notes also waft from the glass, along with a floral clover hops dimension thats not as sharp or assertive in the regular version. Medium bodied, borderline creamy mouthfeel. The hops and oak start off at first, followed by a nice perfumy cinnimony Christmas spice, followed by another round of spicy citrus hops, and is finished by an even oaky dryness that rounds out the final smack. Unique and pleasing overall. The sharp in-your-face characters of the regular Arrogant bastard ale are more mellowed out and balanced by the nice oaky dryness in this version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3 L bottle, 2005 release. I finally had enough people in one place at one time to crack this puppy open. Pours a deep orangish tinted amber under a creamy and foamy two finger bone white head that left beautiful lacing. Aroma was well balanced between sweet malt and fairly sharp citric hoppiness. The oak seemed to be in the background but it was certainly distinct. The flavor is actually quite an improvement over the regular AB. The sticky cloying sweetness seems to be somewhat lower in this version, combine that with the drying oak tannins on the finish and it becomes much easier drinking than AB. The hops seemed a little bit diminished after the few months in the bottle versus when I had it fresh on tap at the Kennett Brewfest 2005, but mostly in the nose. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with moderate soft carbonation, and quite a bit dryer than the regular version. Overall, this is a really good beer, and like everybody else I’d like to see it more available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This had a good head.Color was a dark amber.Aroma was a biting pleasant type.The taste was more mellow than the regular Aragant Bastard Ale.I liked this much better.Had it on tap in the showroom.the NEW showroom.

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