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RATINGS: 2219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3353) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2580) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 3L of potency! The "oaking" recovers the weak link in its older brother - the aroma. Otherwise (stright from AB review) great heavy malt, heavy hop barleywine styled champion. The taste of sherry is up front, with a loooong dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3319) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Thanks to daHammer for bringing this to the SE gathering at KP’s. The oak adds an interesting twist to the Bastard, by mellowing out the coarseness that I find in fresh AB. This will be a real nice one to cellar I believe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2005
Well, I should just cut-and-paste my AB rating here and add oaky...but there is one discernable difference. The oak seems to have mellowed out the acidity a bit and I like that.

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