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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Draft at the Drafting Room. Wow. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time. The pour was turbid brown with a 1-finger light tan, milkshakey head. The aroma was of oaky bourbon, some caramel malts, hops, and berry esters. The taste was caramel malty initially, with a mid-palate burst of slightly rauchy, fruity, oaky bourbon. Very creamy palate, and dense. I’d love to side-by-side this with Insanity. As it warmed, it gained the character of a fine bourbon, and I yearned for a cigar to accompany it. This one is outstanding!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a cloudy brown color with a thin offwhite head. Very appealing aroma of oak, malt and caramel. Very good flavor of oak, roasted malt and caramel with a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Excellent !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Draft@ KSBF. Poured a small tan head, good retention and a solid sticky lace.Hazy brown color. Arrogant nose blended with lumber. Body is med/full, prickly carbonation. Lotsa malt, prominent woody notes add another dimension to the Arrogant one. Subdued hops and a light roastiness with a tinge of vanilla just add to ride. Medium sweet malts and a groovy woodiness in the finish. Lived up to my expectations, course i,m a Stoner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
The Lure:
Gratitude for the lofty head and caramel malt aptitudes. Stark resinous hop buds mark the berry fruitiness.

The Festivities:
An upbeat hopbeat pulses away its citrusy fervor and earthy flavors and bitterness. Caramel and roasted malts are subdued in their apport, battling with both massive hops and agressive carbonation. Maybe too hop verbose for most, bordering on overdose, but me likey when I feel uppity. ;)

Transcendence:
Increased water pressure in the shower sure wakes you up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
Cloudy beautiful orange-copper pour that displays a huge dark beige head. Balanced and complex americanized hop-malt monster surprises with powdered cocoa notes amidst the bready and thick malts, fully letting the way to the heavily earthy, rooty, soily hops bearing a bite of citrus. Mango fruitiness, well contained oak and pepper peak through, but it fails to really impress due to a pronounced astringency and more acidity than I’d like. Dry medium body, powdery texture, not too bitter, quite alcoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9167) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
On tap at the Kennett Square Brew Fest (connoisseur session). Poured a darker amber color with an averaged off white head. Woody aroma with light vanilla. I found the woodiness to really come out in the flavor (a lot stronger vs. the aroma). Malts in hops in there as well. Lighlty sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe: Dark copper, moderate light beige head, foamy, fairly nice lacing, moderate carbonation.   Woody nose, however subtle, slightly plasticy.   Hearty hop bite on first sip, lingers long, oaken flavor is noticable but seems somewhat artificial.   Very slight vanilla on the exit.   I think this would have been much better had it been in a bourbon barrel.   Fairly nice body, mouthfeel is moderate.   Lingering warmth from this one, seems stronger than 7.2%.   I still prefer the regular moreso than this one.   I wonder if the bottle is any different.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Tap. Poured dark amber with a nice white hed. More cloudy then regular Arrogant Bastard, Then only difference was the vanilla flavor. Also this was a bit smoother. I give this a very slight edge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle: Jeroboam. Pours dark with a thick head. A little bit of hops in the aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty. Smooth drinking. A little agressive for my tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2005
On tap at the Concordia Ale House Portland, OR: Deep red-brown color. Fruity pear aroma with some earthy notes. Toasty and a litte dry, alot of the regular arrogant bastard flavors. I ddin’t detect much change from the oak agin, but its still a solid beer.


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