wickster (82) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin head, with a nice malt-brown color to it...
Smells great...a hint of florals with a nice roast to it too...
tastes great....this is pricy as hell (I paid $18 for a 6 pack) but overall is well worth it
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, rusty brown pour. Light, creamy head. Soft, dark fruit. Hoppy with a rounded oak finish. Subtle, but tasty. Not sure itís quite worth the money or the hype, but itís good.
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice pour, dark brown and the aroma is very nice, malts and complex fruit. The taste was very nice, fruity and complex, but left me wanting a little bit more.
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just dont know if I care for the "oaked" taste. Nonetheless, this is a freakin good beer.
MaroonOrange (78) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown and nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by the hops. Taste is sweet but the hop presence is dominant.
Jmacatiag (76) - , California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Alright so Oaked Arrogant Bastard isnít for the faint of heart. Itís an American strong ale and is definitely more for serious beer drinkers. Be warned if youíre used to cheaper beers or weaker tasting beers this is going to be an utter shock to your system. It has a very very strong flavor to it and that usually surprises people that donít expect it. It pours out and has an off white head that isnít too heavy. It also pours with a reddish brown tint and has a slight floral oak smell with a hint of hops. It has a strong bitter taste to it and you definitely taste the oak essence that its infused with. After the initial hit is finishes with a slight caramel aftertaste that lets it go through smoothly. Great beer and itís a must try if you can take it
elgavilancillo (75) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
had a couple of these in the middle of the night up in big bear very oaky and high ABV loved it nice beer to relax in the winter snow
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle served into snifter.
Short head, lightly carbonated, strong amber color. While classified as a strong ale it's very pleasing to the palate- far from overwhelming. Good oak hints reminds me of festival season.
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Smallprint (74) - - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby/brown with a beige head, initially a thick head but dissipated into more of a lininig. You can smell hops, toffee and plenty of sweet malts. Taste is plenty of hop bitterness, pine, caramel with a lovely, strong malt backbone. Loads of bitterness, a little sweet also. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, long, bitter finish. A fantastic beer, though I think I prefer the standard Arrogant Bastard.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a deep dark red with small creamy head that disapated quickly. Aroma of some vanilla, grape juice, and caramel.Very hoppy but with the bitterness of a stout. There is a lot going on in this beer with some citrus, caramel, hops, and other sweet malts. I would like to try the original to compare to the oak aged.