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RATINGS: 2199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Massive 3L that will look amazing on my shelf. Only problem with the bottle was the rubber "o" ring on the flip top had a nasty stank to it. Poured a clear ruby color with a light tan head. Aroma had softened from the aging. (side note: I don’t think that is a bad thing for this or another beer but I bought a regular 3 L and just haven’t had a chance to open it and am worried it wont be the beer I bought the bottle for). Light sweet malt, light oak (I too expected more), and some apple deep down in there. Flavor too had aged out somewhat. Light sweetness from the malt. A long dry and bitter hopped finish with a touch of oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4599) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2009 Original Rating, January 27, 2005. Tasted at Wawood’s Winter Gathering, many thanks to slikwily for sending it down! Pours a dark brown with a large head. Aroma is quite piney. Tastes very much of wood and more pine. Bitter and a bit rough. It was tasty enough, but I was hoping for more. 7/4/7/3/15

Re-Rated, September 24, 2009. Fresh batch. I had long wanted to re-sample this. Finally found it in 12 ounce bottles! Dark brown color with a medium head. Very caramelly aroma with a tinge of pine. Toasty oak flavor up front, drifting into a charred and ashy character. More caramel malt. Moderate piney hop and quite acidic. Not bad, not godly. Same numbers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Pours reddish-brown with a creamy yellow head. Very slight aroma of oak; expected more. Dry and spicy in the flavor with mild hop bitterness. Unfortunately, I think the rubber gasket on top left some aroma and flavor (put a cork in it!). Not quite as smooth as the regular Arrogant Bastard. Not bad, but expected more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Nice red/brown color,small tanish head that had a decent hangtime then faded to a slight lace.The aroma was fruity and hoppy with a decent light malty side.The flavor was very nice,lots of piney notes,some grapefruit hints and a bit of oak coming through.The alcohol manages to stay fairly well hidden with just a light burn at the end to go along with the fairly heavy bitter hops.Way more brew then one person can handle in one sitting but with luck i can drink it up in 3 sittings.Well worth getting again but it would be nicer if it was bottled in something much smaller.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2005
No, it’s also available on tap/keg.. had it at the Vegas freakin frog couple days ago. Much like the regular bastard, a complex and tasty brew but the oaking seems to have "mellowed" the extremeness of the regular bastard. Seems to make it easier to pick up the different tastes in the beer, and goes down even more smoothly than regular bastard. This is the way all beer ought to be... ;)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Piney spruce, sweet aroma. Reddish amber in color. Yellow-tan head. Almost perfect. Yummy. I don’t detect any oak, however. Thanks slikwily for sending this. What a bottle. I didn’t realize that this brew was only available in the 3 liter bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Not quite brown in colour and fruity aroma. It was nice and thick in my mouth. Malt, hops, wood, with some citrus and pine. Big bitter finsih showed the oak aging. This was good. I loved the bottle too! Thanks, slikwily.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
GINORMOUS bottle (therefore the 5 for appearance), with lock and key. I feel the key should be sold separately. Nice amber brown color, slightly resinous without being too piney, warm palate. I was so overwhelmed by the scope of this beer that I forgot to take detailed notes, but I know that I liked it. Much thanks to Slikwily for providing this for Wawood’s winter tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2005
Amber Brown with ripe nose of fresh fruit heavy Mouthfeel with Very bitter finish Flavors of Peach, malt, pine, and some wood.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
AB with hops that aren’t so aggressive and, of course, oak, lots of it! The oak adds a somewhat smokey and earthy character to the excellent AB. Finish was long. Three of us pitched in on this massive bottle including Drew. Worth the wait.


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