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RATINGS: 2202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

Chaneybr's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Reviewed 9-12-10. I had this on tap at Hard Times Cafe in Woodbridge, VA. I usually try this one at least once a year, but this is the first time Iíve reviewed it: Ap: Dark caramel color, a bit cloudy, moderately carbonated, and about an inch worth of head. Ar: Bouquet of flowers, however, there is a bit of earthiness to it also. On second thought, is that earthiness or staleness? T: Not the most refreshing thing Iíve tasted. There is a kind of unsettling, sour taste to this brew. I notice the same thing in the Sublimely Self-Righteous. The finish is nice and smooth though and this, in my opinion, is where the Oaked AB differs from the regular flagship version. P: The hoppy sourness clings to the taste buds like crazy and just lingers! I noticed quite a bit of frothy lacing. O: I always want to route for this beer (as I do many of Stones IPA and "Strong Ales"), but every time drink this brew, I notice the same unpleasantness time and time again. Iím sure others with disagree and thatís fine, but this beer just doesnít do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mghj (26) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass very cloudy mahogany in color with a nice head, leaving a solid lacing on the glass, slight smell of bourbon, tasted kind roasted nuts and caramel with a slight bourbon burn at the end of the sip

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (716) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Backlog from old tastenotes: Aroma is malty and hoppy, and there are hints of wet wood. Taste is malty with a hoppy-ish and vanilla-wood sensation. Warming finish with some pine and dark fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (191) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at Haket. A very muddy look, dark and with granules of oak(?). Aroma of strong, malty ale and whisky, at least a hint of oak. Taste is complex and rich. A surprisingly good ale!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (636) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle: BB is partially obscured but is last year. Nose is vanilla, oak, slight bourbon quality, sweet cherry, cream, very sweet cola, extremely appealing. Taste is malty, smoked, oak, bitter resinous hops, slight licorice hint of vanilla, leading to a woody, almost salty, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is slick. A nice beer, but not as outstanding as the nose implied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. The oak chips help balance out the giant malt and hoppiness of the bastard. Still nice dark fruit and sweetness. Strong stuff, not mind blowing but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (727) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle poured into a tumbler..copper color with a fluffy white head..aroma of pine,resin,wood,caramel..sticky,hoppy,earthy..good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Meh, underwhelming, cheap enough though. Not buying again, not worth it. many others to try..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Everything in the Arrogant Bastard plus the oak. I liked this better, but I like oak. Not too big on oak so good! It seemed the oak helped balance out the caramel I complained about in my AB rating. Perfect brew in my opinion.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Finally had this, loved the regular arrogant for ever, this one is great big hoppy and malty in both nose and flavor, evident oak throu out! Oak added and did not take away from experience! Perfect guys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrohia (207) - - MAR 8, 2015
Archer's, Dayton, OH, draft. Tastes like bourbon. Creamy white head. Bitter and hoppy. Brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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