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RATINGS: 2165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2009) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber - canít believe it took me this long to rate this - wonít say much that hasnít been said but worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeebon (181) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
What a cracking beer! It pours a rich dark red amber colour with a light tan head. Taking a smell I knew that there was a lot going on here, picking up herbal, vanilla, wood and toffee on the nose. Taking a sip I was instantly reminded of Innis & Gunn (itís the only thing I could compare it to!) but of a much higher quality. There is a sweetness there but there is a bitterness from the resiny hops along with a slightly herbal vanilla taste. The finish is impressive, at first pleasingly bitter and yet there is a further burst oak and everything that went before. Well balanced and very impressive indeed! Very yummy beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (315) - USA - APR 18, 2014
Poured from a bottle of a mixed 12 pack of Stone brews into a pint glass a dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is resin with some sweetness. Flavor is first and foremost hops then the maltiness of a strong ale hits you. Some oakiness is there but not as strong as I would have thought. Balance of flavor is there love AB but oaked...not so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Old brew. Enjoy by 12/24/13, poured 2/11/14. Appearance: Pours a red/brown sort of color with a two finger tan head that falls to one and stays. Really good lacing. Smell: Itís definitely fallen off, I feel. Thereís a caramel sweetness that, with oak, gives a maple syrup feel, I suppose. Spicy with a fair amount of hops, but the aromaís certainly not as impressive as it would be fresh. Taste/feel: Solid sweetness at first, but then an equally solid and drying bitterness at the end. A nice caramel malt flavor on the front, a resinous bitter pine sort of finish with a bit of that oak -- just enough to add a bit of character. The mouthfeel is medium all-around and it makes the bitterness on the finish a bit harsh, so come prepared! Itís not overbearing, but the bitterness seems a bit high for the amount of hops Iím tasting here, but again, itís past its prime. Overall, I need to try this fresh, as I know this isnít what this brew is supposed to be. $3.29 for a single of this, and it should have been discounted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (806) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Dark brown-red with big foamy tan head. Fresh hops on the nose. Taste - resinous hops with a rich malt. Iím usually not big on Oaked beers but I think this complements AB well. The oak isnít subtle but not overpowering either. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a mostly clear reddish brown, with tan head. Woody, oaky aroma, caramel malt, earthy hops. Very oak forward flavor followed by hop flavor and moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinhol (273) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
355 mil bottle strong malty aroma deep amber in colour off white head taste is rich malty vanilla outstanding

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (704) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
An old standby that we used to not see often enough. Bottle- pours clear mahogany, milky, khaki head that persists with nice lacing. Nose of spices, oak chips, honey, herbal hops and some bread. Rich, milky mouthfeel. On the tongue, peat, oak, spices, caramel malt sweetness, vanilla and then the standby Stone long bitter finish. American strong ale with a kick. Love this stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (599) - - APR 9, 2014
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a clear, bright amber/crimson color with a big, frothy off-white head and good sticky lacing. Aroma is pleasant gingerbread-like spiciness with sweet malt and a nice earthiness. Taste is roasted malt with the gingerbread spice, sweet plum, caramel, vanilla, oak. Has a fairly intense grassy, floral bitterness at the end accompanied by some alcohol taste. Had a nice rounded medium mouthfeel that is dry and somewhat astringent at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2159) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bitterness and smokiness, nice and easy to drink. Dark amber/ brown, aroma of wood chips, peat, Taste is mildly sweet up front, with bitterness on the backside.. High ABV masked by the smoky bitterness.

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