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RATINGS: 2222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
if youve read my comments about arrogant bastard, you will know its one of my least favorite beers. that said, i thoroughly enjoyed the oaked version. something about the oak has added a mellowness that seems to balance out the overly bitter hops of the regular version. i find this to be much more balanced than the regular version and wish they would just do away with the original, and make this all the time instead.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Deep brown pour, a bit of ruby on the edges. Thick tan head that diminishes into a thin film and lace. Sweetness, vanilla, oak and a bit of alcohol on the nose. A bit of hop bitterness with sweet malt in the flavor. Smooth finish that abrubtly turns to bitterness. The oak definately mellows the flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
The drink pours a dark mahogany, and the tan head leaves generous sheets of lacing. Mmm...citrus and pine in the aroma, along with some oak and vanilla. This should be interesting. At first the flavour isn’t as bitter as I expected, and I can taste tobacco leaves amongst a smooth vanilla-caramel sweetness. Then the pine and citrus flavours kick in, bringing a good deal of oak along for the ride, before tailing off into a pleasing bitterness. The body is medium, extremely smooth, and delicious. This is one relaxing drink. I had extremely high expectations for this after really enjoying a bottle of Ruination I brought back from vacation, and I’m really pleased to say that I was not disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 After trying several different regular Arrogant Bastards, I’ve sort of concluded that it may be a bit of a temperamental beer... that when really fresh, it’s really hoppy/bitter... but near or past its printed date, it can be flat or just "off". The Oaked bottle I got is great just like the best Bastards, but with a smoother front end and a more lasting finish (where the oak is noticeable to me). Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
On tap at Sunset Grill in westend Boston. Dark brown with tan head, much darker than the regular one, I thought I had the wrong beer. Tasty, woody, malty, hoppy. Surprisingly different than the regular, not as bitter grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cafgen (192) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Deep redish color with a light tan head. Aroma is pine and hoppy. Taste is somewhat bitter and hoppy with a hint of oak or wood. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (192) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kromamc (191) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2010
colore ambrato scuro schiuma pannosa persistente... naso molto aggressivo di luppolo resinoso che si mischia con un intenso caramellato e tostato.. palato molto delicato invece che contrasta con l’odore così intenso... finale amaro non esagerato e molto elegante... eccellente stone

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2011
The oaking has shot that pesky cat that was pissing in their brew kettles.The pine forest is eliminated and this is now a well balanced brew.I can’t believe it’s the same brewer.Top shelf product.No sweet taste for a 7.2% brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Citrus notes, primarily orange on the nose with a hint of darker fruits. In the mouth the kick of sharp citrus is immediately followed by a sweet, dark fruit malt which fades to hoppy bitter finish. Alcohol is quite present throughout which gives it an element of dryness, but the malt remains dominant. The oak is not particularly noticeable in itself, but it defiantly smooths out the bumps in Arrogant Bastard, which is a welcome element to the brew.


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