dhunter151 (386) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Caramel, oak, vanilla, strong bitterness. This is a nice beer.
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MaroonOrange (78) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown and nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by the hops. Taste is sweet but the hop presence is dominant.
Aurora21 (24) - - OCT 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a Pint glass, Best By: 10/27/13 Four finger, light looking, khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving behind seemingly random splotches of lacing. Deep amber color, lightly opaque, minimal carbonation settling in beneath the head. The smell is similar to a fruitier IPA, with some sort of sweetness lingering that I can’t put a finger on. The taste. Oh man, the taste. This is the most perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness I’ve yet experienced in a beer. Grapefruit leads, followed by that mysterious sweetness and a touch of smokiness. Medium body, pleasant mouthfeel, and thick rings of lacing form as you drink. This is definitely near the top of my list now, if not my favorite. A must try.
thechandler (573) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep auburn color with a light, tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a decent alcohol presence. Aromas of peanut brittle and toffee. Flavor is rich and strong. Flavor reminiscent of a barley wine. Some malty sweetness with a floral hoppy punch. As it washes over the palate, you can just taste the faintest notes of oak. Not bad. tastes like a walk in the woods on a fall day.
beertholomeus (363) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with khaki head. Hop, oak, malt and caramel aroma. Rich hop, oak, malt and caramel flavors. Medium full body and oaky hop finish.
Salmoniform (73) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A definite woody, oak aroma up front with a hoppy/malty following. Pours a nice clear amber/red. Taste is bitter, very much like regular Bastard, with a nice malty sweetness to counter the strong hop profile; but with a pleasant woodyness from the oak. Overall, I really enjoyed the Oaked Bastard. It gives the original a bit more complexity without being too overpowering. Stone did well on this beer.
pfc514 (11) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Right off the bat, the oak aroma rolls in with the base layer of the standard, slightly bitter arrogant bastard ale. Dark red pour, subtle ruby coming in when held up to the light. The taste is absolutely perfect. Subtle, but unmistakeable oak blends in with the standard Arrogant Bastard taste. Perfectly balanced. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
Hartung32 (157) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm a fan of the regular Arrogant Bastard. It's not a go to beer, but I appreciate it and like to have one on occasion. This Oaked version is impressive! Everything great about the original but the oak is very noticeable in the taste and nose.
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Westkyoto77 (329) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark toffee body with a huge rocky off-white head. Heady nose of caramel, resin hops and raisins. Slightly sticky with a weighty body, but hops and alcohol blend smoothly with the flavours. Don’t know about the oaked part, but it was a solid and well-finished late afternoon sipper.
chucklemation (156) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown ale with a white head. Has a prominent bitter flavor, with a smidgeon of oak added.