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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 October 2007. 12 oz Bottle. Hazy dark amber body with a moderate creamy beige head. (3+) Aroma is less intense than expected but pleasantly hoppy, resiny, light earthiness to the malt could be oak or just me looking for it. Decent bitterness in the flavour, moderately resiny, less rounded hops than I recall. Finishes a bit thin, and average palate is lighter than feels appropriate. Pleasant but a let down. 7/3+/7/3/15 - 3.6 <P>Toronto Christmas Party 2004 3L Bottle. Friggin heavy bottle to pour! At like $100+ Canadian I managed to overflow Joey_Capps glass. (Boo-urns!) Dark ruby coloured body, pours with a big head that leaves behind a smallish beige/tan head and some nice lacing on the glass. Big hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and resiny. Hops dominate the flavour with lots of citrusy grapefruit. Bit of a different finish, woody? Nice medium body. Not sooo different from the regular Arrogant Bastard, though I did enjoy this version more. Could just be a fresher sample as well. I picked up some woody notes but I am not sure how much of it was actually there and how much was just me wanting to find it there. Would never have paid the money on my own, thanks to everyone who chipped it on this and Joey_Capps for instigating the process. 8/4/8/3/17 - 4.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1309) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2004
(Sample of TChromeís 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. Shouldnít offend those who are not as big of hop lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - 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 22ís one day.

   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 marinaro500ís 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. Didnít have that grapefruit rind bite Iíve come to associate with the regular Arrogant Bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6042) - 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.

   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.

   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 didnít 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 wasít that notable/

   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.

   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.

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