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RATINGS: 2167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Crystal clear, copper ale. Malty, pine and grapefruit nose. Oak, fir, caramel and grapefruit in the flavor. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Not a huge difference between this and the original Arrogant Bastard IMHO.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Whiskey barrel-aged, on cask, RAF í03. Nice clear drop, with a ruby to light brown color and an apricot nose. Quite sweet, with lots of notes that remind me of Irish whisky--smoke, apricots, alky-hall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Thanks Beer_God! Interesting, pours red. Aroma is fresh hops. Flavor is a mix of strong wood and strong hops. It is good but it lacks cohesian.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
on draft at Hollingshead, Orange, CA. Kenny warned me that the pour was far too cold and needed to open up. So I waited about 10 minutes in anticipation... Yes, itís a big ballsy Stone hopmonster, but itís got great malt balance. The flavors were great & multidimensional. Get some if you can; itís a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
A big sample (like, more than a pint full) from TChromeís 3L bottle. It pours beautifully, a rich, red-brown color with a spectacular lacing, cascading, billowing head. The palate is smooth like a thin oil. With warmth and an aggressive swirl there was a nice freshness to the aroma, with a subdued hop citrus, winter fragrances, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is very mellow--like some IPAs but really restrained. I thought this was too its credit. Great malt balance, it all comes off as a very drinkable session beer. Which is perhaps the irony, because when you put this much effort and hype into a beer you sort of expect that youíre going to see new dimensions from the realm of beer. Instead, the reactions around our table inverted the normal pattern of love for Stone: the big hop-heads were disappointed because it doesnít "slap you around" (to quote their words) while those who arenít so enamored by the "massive hop" fetish (myself included) were really pleasantly surprised.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Andy (Landseer) comes through again. Brought that magnificent three liter chained and padlocked bottled to beer club. Quite a treat. It pours deep mahogany with reddish glints under a foamy tan head. The aroma is sweetness, citrus, subtle oak, vanilla, malty. In the mouth, it felt creamy and smooth, with a touch of mild carbonation. Rich and full. The flavor was sweet and malty and fresh and just a subtle oak note. This was an excellent beer. Thanks, Andy!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. I think The Beer God lugged this over. Pours mohogany with a light brown head. Aroma of oak and vanilla -pretty mellow. Taste is that of a much softer AB. Still hoppy and malty with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and some grapefruit/pine. Medium bodied soft mouthfeel. Overall it was good but it was like a subdued Arrogant Bastard.


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