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RATINGS: 2207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
On keg at Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, 20/03/13. Translucent, dark mahogany. Good, light brown head, diminishing. Good lacing. Light carb. Aroma - Candy sugar, spicy aromatic wood oil, dates and piney hop. Taste - Mid sweet. Candy sugar. Lovely, rounded woodiness & dark fruits. Mid hop bitterness, quite floral. Bit of spice. But the dry, sour, carbonic taste is a bit much. Tangy, dry, bitter finish, with faint fruity bitter aftertaste. Medium, sugary body. Nice, rich flavours at the front, but the finish is a bit too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Last beer tasted at the Barleycorns beer tasting. Not surprisingly, it was the winner out of the ten beers tasted, with a huge audience applause. Now, hopefully, no one hates me for saying this, but I am not a big fan of the arrogant bastard myself. That said though, I was still very impressed with the oaked version. The wood makes a huge impact on the taste and aromas, and really balances out the beer. To me, this is a definite improvement over the original, and a rather enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Big - this was a tad buttery, mellowed the hops. What a monster that can be easily transformed. Nice rich caramel and toffee flavors with the hops meld into an easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Dark brown pour with thin caramel head. Hops, some dark fruit, a little bit of spice are all evident. Smokey finish from the oak chips. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2007
12 oz bottle. As others have noted, I expected this to be an AB that added a decent oak note. Not so. Donít get me wrong - this is still a fine beer and certainly typical of Stoneís talented brewers. But itís not much different than the regular AB. Itís quite tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2007
another good version of the ABA. i dont think this company can do any wrong. buy it. lah lah lah lah lah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Brown [probably similar to the "regular arrogant bastard"] orangeish red highlights. Tan cream head, sticky lace down the sides. First sip too cold ... lots of flavors third sip some time later.. rich nuttyness some bittering around the tongue, but not usual hoppiness. A different flavor, somewhat like the different of regular AB but also the Oak perhaps? Rich, complex deep flavors. I got a bit of sticker shock, never paid that much for a six pack before, [12.46] but after reading the forums [and doing the math] Itís really not such a bad deal after all, and maybe it would be nice to have this and other richer stone offerings in 12 oz bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Tasted like Arrogant Bastard, but the oak gives a more complex flavor. This one is definitely better cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
This just does not have the pop of the original Arrogant Bastard. I was disappointed, as I thought that the idea of oaking this brew might give it a little extra flavor. I was wrong. It seems to me that all they did by oaking it was mellow out what is supposed to be a punch-you-in-the-face american strong ale. Itís still good, but if I see oaked, and original sitting on the shelf next to each other, I would pick the original AB 10 out of 10 times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - 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

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