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RATINGS: 2152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 25, 2005
Copper pour with a tan, foamy head. Lots of vanilla in the nose, with a little bit of maltiness underneath. Very smooth and soft compared to the regular Arrogant. Almost creamy texture. Hops emerge on the finish. Decent, but way overpriced/overpackaged.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2005
Pours a dark brown amber, with a foamy lingering head. Strong fruity and spicy hop aroma with a biscuity malt backing. Both of these are augmented by a subtle but rich woody scent. Full body, aggressive from nose to finish. Seemingly super chewy mouthfeel caves in before barelywine levels of chewiness are reached. Dryer than regular Arrogant Bastard with a woody characteristic to the mouthfeel. Spritely hop astringency matched with enough syrup malt character to keep everything assertive, but in check. Showcases the Stone yeast, which seem to posess a low enough attenuation to leave a certain unconverted fruity sweetness, despite the high gravity. Perhaps some byproduct esters of the yeast add to this effect, which is noticable in all of Stone’s beers. The oaky notes imparted to this beer are a refreshing addition to a tried and true. Maybe it is because I drink a lot of Arrogant Bastard, but the differences between AB and OAB really jump out at me, and are appreciated.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
This was amazing. Dark thick brown color with tan head. It was amazing. Chocolate flavor, hoppy, vanilla and slight taste of carmel. Alcohol taste on the very end but nice finish and nice smoked woody flavor in the background. mmmmm, a frind brought a 3 liter from cali for the weekend and it was fabulous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
Well this is a big bottle - what the hell were we thinking? Had at the 2004 Fall Beerfest in Toronto. Seems somehow milder on the nose than my faint recollection of the regualr version - there is still good resinous hop characteristics and then perhaps some vanilla too. Begins sharp on the tongue, with flavours of citrus hops and some caramel and then smooths out into a nice hoppy bitter finish. Overall I prefer the Regualr Bastard, but it’s still good. Big thanks to everyone who chipped in to let us all share the experience though!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
bit of a tough one to rate. pours deep red. woody hop aroma with caramel, miixed fruit and a hint of toast and vanilla. flavour follows and it seems to be pretty much the same as arrogant bastard, other than just a hint. still a good beer, but I wouldn’t pay for it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
I much prefer the Normal Bastard. The big vanilla notes really kill the Hop bitterness and resin. Mice to try but I would not choose it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Regular Bastard with some vanilla notes and a smoother mouthfeel. There is no mango. WHERE IS MY MANGO? I much prefer the usual stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2005
This one is just like the Bastard, except maybe some of the hop bitterness has aged out of it and there’s an unusual woody complexity on a beer that’s usually pretty straightforward.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kmpitz2 (21) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Off tap at Rich-O’s. I would have to say it was as good as the stuff I had from the 3L earlier this year. The beer poured a nice rubey-hued brown with one finger of tan head that didn’t want to leave the beer. The nose was sweet rich caramel that gave me tones of strawberry when it intertwined with the citrus hop. Lots of grapefruit hop, but everything mellowed nicely by the oak. The flavor was blended so well. Sweet caramel malts that are so rich and full nd a very sweet grapefruit hop with tones of vanilla swimming underneath it all. Just fantastic. The feel was moderate to thick, smoot hand creamy. Fine Fine beer. Overall, it is as good as it gets. So close to perfect. I will have to have it again and again and again if I can get it to decide if it is perfection.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Ruby/copper in colour. Aroma was a little less hoppy then the regular Arrogant Bastard, slightly sweet with a bit of malt. The flavour was hoppy, some caramel, a little malty, oak? - not sure. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a long bitterness. Very cool to try but I found that the oak did nothing to this beer.


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