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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
A completely different beer than the regular version. pours deep crimson. More balanced, bigger malt presence, much sweeter and more complex. Hops more subdued. Oak flavor noticeable with smokey notes as well.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Extremely hoppy (per the norm with Stone). In this case I wasn’t impressed. Very bitter, too much of a fruit type taste. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (111) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
12oz bottle from Brewmasters. Reddish/amber in color, normal clarity, light brown slightly diminishing head, good lacing. Moderate hop on the nose, I think I detected some floral notes here. Heavy bitter hop taste up front with a moderate bitter hop at the end, average finish. Heavy alcoholic finish, lively carbonation, watery texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Absolutely do not drink this cold, or even particularly cool. As it warms, the flavor from the oak chips really begins to come out, and it’s much better for it. Pours a very nice deep red color, with an off-white head to match. There’s a typical Stone bitterness on the tongue, with some citrus and creaminess that lingers for a while. The oak element is subtle, this isn’t your typical ’barrel aged version’ of a beer, it’s very light with some sips more pronounced than others. IMO, it compliments the famous ABA tactfully.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
The oak chips seem to really smooth down the bite Arrogant Bastard carries - smooth malt undertone of toffee and caramel carries the Arrogant Bastard hop profile of aggressive resin and pine hops smoothly along with the oaked wood. Nice stuff.
Sampled at Rozi’s Wine & Liquor, Stone Tasting Event, Lakewood, OH.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kirk36 (107) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Reddish brown pour with a foamy thick head. Left an after unpleasant after taste. Expensive at 19 dollars for 6 pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
spittle8 (105) - - MAY 28, 2013
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. A dark, old aroma like a crypt, with a rich fruitiness like plum coming through a wall of piercing hops and blanketing malt oppression. Pours a primordial brown haze with an insolent, creamy head. Beware of staring into the abyss of this beer, for the beer looks back. In its spectral, ancient sea of darkness is a character that stares back into your mortal soul, threatening your sanity and the survival of your immortal soul with the oppression of an eternity of spiritual slavery and madness. The flavor is biting, hostile really, with a depth of character (wood and something hearty and sweet in the front, with hops & bitterness in the back) that challenges your strength and courage. The bitterness, outstanding in its perfect construction, taunts you ceaselessly. The otherworldly hops work their way into your mind like an aggressive parasitic infection, controlling its host like toxoplasmosis in the hapless rodent, leading it to its end. While your soul is in jeopardy under the shadow of this ancient and bestial assault, the afternotes gently caress you and numb you like morphine for the spirit, comforting you like a warm blanket, inuring you to the death pangs as your soul faces damnation, your spirit enslaved alone in the face of cruel, uncaring, dark eons, madness swirling in your being, taking hold of your consciousness in an oppressive vice grip, slowly drowning you in a whirlpool of madness, STOP! DO NOT DRINK, I TELL YOU! THE BEER IS DAMNATION! One of the most delicious ’extreme’ beers I have tasted, and really quite drinkable. This beer has a lot of character, more than any other Stone I’ve drank, and is FAR more than an IBU/hops experiment!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHult (105) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
Tap från Bishops arms Sundbyberg. Mörk Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Kraftig humlearomatisk vätska. Riktigt bra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 Yuck! I’m not even going to bother going through the rating on this beer. It tasted like tree bark. When are breweries going to get tired of this gimmicky crap? I’m looking at you too Dogfishhead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown color and no head. Hop aroma with only a hint of wood. Medium bodied. Flavor is a hop start with a malty middle and a bitter finish with just a hint of alcohol. This is the first oaked beer that I’ve had that didn’t go overboard with the oak.

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