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RATINGS: 2154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1298) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Deep amber color with a good head. Nose is very similar to Arrogant Bastard Ale with sharp and tangy hop nose. Taste is a mild yet very tangy at the back of the mouth ale. Somewhat like Arrogant bastard lite. Mouthfeel is satin. Aftertaste is lingering malt tang.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2004
(Sample of TChrome’s 3L bottle) Pours a deep amber color with a large biege head. Not nearly as aggressive as the original. Nice mellow hops flavor with some sweetness. Shouldn’t offend those who are not as big of hop lovers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5225) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Had this at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA gathering. Bottle courtesy of me. From a 3L bottle. Ruby body. Splashes of brown throughout. Nose is woody and fruity (citrus and melon) along with some pleasant hoppiness and light malt notes. Taste is hoppy but subdued. Nice malt sweetness to this, light woody notes, and some pleasant fruit intermingling. Body is smooth and creamier than expected. Light bitterness, though. Finishes with more creamy notes, wood, light hops and dry malt notes. Good stuff! Maybe they bottle this in 22’s one day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Sampled at marinaro500’s post-Thanksgiving gathering from a big 3-liter bottle provided by the host. Clearish red-orange body with a thick, puffy cream/yellow head. Oak and tons of piney hops in the aroma, a nice toasty touch too. Very creamy, woody initial mouthfeel opening into piney, resiny hops, caramel, and sweet, toasty malts. The oak chips provided a unique tannin character to this already good beer. Full palate. Didn’t have that grapefruit rind bite I’ve come to associate with the regular Arrogant Bastard.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Big 3L bottle via M500, thanks Joe! Reddish hue and a forever lasting head and beautiful lacing. The hops are much more floral (even though the pine and grapefruit is still there). Caramelized malts, vanilla notes, and a touch of wood also detected on the nose. The taste starts balanced and complex with piney bitters and sweet malts in harmony. Woody and dry finish with the expected lingering bitterness of the Arroant Bastard. The feel is aggressive but less so than the original, complex palate. This is so good, I wish I had more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Tastes just like AB, but with a much smoother finish. I would buy more if it came in bombers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2005 On draft at the Dilly Deli. I didn’t notice much of the oak aging in this one. I guess by oak aging it with chips, some of the texture or mouthfeel stuff never happens either. It tasted alot like normal AB with a little of vanilla and very little wood(twigs) flavor. I like AB so I like this, but I think the aging part was’t that notable/

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottle thanks to M500!!! I enjoyed this much more than the original. Full bodied. Woody aroma and oak is very apparent in taste. Seemingly smoother that the original. Perhaps the wood notes just tone down the flavors in the original.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
On draft at Hollingshead, Orange CA. A bit more complexity than the parent, the familiar aggresive hops strength and distinctive malt character. Better balance as it warms, very enjoyable if you are a fan.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Spicer, thicker, and smoother than the regular. For some reason it reminds me of a spiced pumpkin pie or ginger cookies. I like it better than the regular which is saying a lot


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