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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Thanks to Kevin for sharing this gem. Pours a thin red color with a tan head. Aroma of sweet hops and caramel hints. Agrressive hop flavor with a huge mouthfeel. The oak is very subtle in this brew. Despite the lack of oakiness, does have quite a bit different character than the Arrogant Bastard. Great Beer. Thanks again for the samples.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
One of the better APAs I’ve had. Nice floral hop pressens and a very solid malt back bone. I really enjoyed this one.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (162) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
12 oz bottle poured a dark orange brown with little head. Nice aroma. Taste is full and flavorful. I love the oak. It adds to an already great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash_the_dog (161) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Dark burgundy body with a rich creamy head - on tap in a pint glass. Amazing layers of flavor, as the subtle oak tones blend perfectly with the dominant hops and hints of pumpernickel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
horto008 (161) - Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Angry (bottle). I thought it was smoother and more refined than the regular Bastard, but the hopiness still kicked me in the teeth. Finish lasted quite a while and was more pleasant than the first bitterness you get. Overall impression was helped by the cool bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Keg at Southern Sun. The waiter said this one was acquired becasue management knew someone who knew someone...whatever. I was gald to come by at the right time. This was a whallop to the taste buds. At first I did not like it...tasted a little more sour than I thought it should have but after some more time on the palate it mellowed. I got the sense that this was aged in an oak barrel but the commercial description says it was aged with aok chips...big difference...it tasted like it may have been aged in a burbon oak barrel. There was some kind of additional taste that I could not pin down...I will have to try this one again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2007
have had a bunch of bastards but just now got around to rating it. probably one of the best drinkable beers on the planet. pours a thin off-white head. dark red in color. oak flavoring is light. smells are grapefruits, spice, and wood.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2007
12 oz bottle, quite cold, pours a dark orange color with very little head... just some fat bubbles sitting on top. Aroma of pinecones and a Christmas tree.... more pine and resin than I have ever smelled in a beer. Tastes... strong. Predominantly bitter hops, but then a sweet roasty oaky taste that makes the whole thing really come together. Much better than the regular Arrogant Bastard... maybe not quite so arrogant?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Reddish brown beer with slight head. Aroma is of wood and hops. Taste is pleasantly bitter and wood. Finishes nicely.

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... ;)


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