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RATINGS: 2104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
12oz bottle. too much oaked taste, not heavy enough to carry that amount of oak. very malty and long lasting bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2008
I actually enjoy the original AB more than the oaked version. Just too many competing flavors that coalesce to a single point of pungency. A quality beer, but not the best showing for a great brewery like Stone.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Pours a dark amber with a red hue. Thin off white, biege head, light lace. Aroma of sweet malts and hops, not much oak. Taste is bitter up front with the sweet malt showing through. Oak is there but not strong, almost gives a coffee/toffee taste in the middle. Finished bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Keg at the White Horse’s American Beer Festival 2009. Red fruit and pine aroma. The flavours of honey, pine, prunes and a touch of spice (nutmeg, perhaps?) mix well together. Quite decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niday2288 (115) - - MAY 22, 2013
Pour is dark amber brown with a thin off white head that disappears quickly. Nose is sweet malt with hints of caramel and toffee with subtle hop. First flavor is big vanilla from the oak bit is quickly followed by strong hop bitterness in the back of the tongue. Second taste is less vanilla and more well combined. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Deep garnet in color. Huge head with nice lace. Sweet, mellow oak, hops, vanilla nose. Oak really comes through and the hops are subdued. Alot more finesse than the regular bastard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allendodd (114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2009
This beer pours a thick creamy head on top of a deep orange-brown glass of beer (sorry, I drank it out of a shaker).Malt and sweet, floral hops are the dramatic opening for the nose and are the flavors that dominate the first trip through the mouth. It seems like the oak character is what is combining with the hops to create the unusual floral character that drives this beer. I like it just fine and would come back for seconds.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
southamptonsam (114) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Lovely dark reddish-brown pour with a moderate head.The oak really jumps out at you and creates an earthy hoppy bittersweet brew that far exceeded my expectations.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Small Bottle. Dark red to amber color, medium sized head with lacing that lasts through the beer. Very big beer, lots of strong hops and there is a nice oaky flavor, not overly oaked, the balance is really great. It hits pretty hard but still goes down pretty smoothly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Hazy brown with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is heavy citrus hops, very nice. Taste is very unique. Like an IPA, only with a more restrained hop profile. Finishes with a very balanced bittersweet taste. I would probably have to have it side by side with the regular AB to taste the oak chips. Very nice.


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