JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, deep mahogany/cherry color (darker than the non-oaked Bastard), off white lasting head; very inviting. Similar super strong floral/piney/citrus hop aroma to the regular Bastard, slight oak aroma which is a nice addition. Oak taste is pretty masked by the mother-loads of delicious hops, though. 12-oz bottle. Pasadena, CA, USA.
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Arrogant Bastard is amazing. The Oaked smell invites me into it’s smooth taste and flavor. It’s color is a beautiful dark amber. It’s is a smooth and subtle as a bastard ale will get. There is no overwhelming flavor, just liquid goodness. Stays on my tounge well, it’s a great drink.I am highly impressed with this special beer. Great for all times of year!
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a darker amber color with a beige head. Nose is hops, sweetness and slight vanilla notes as well. Flavor is big hops, caramel, vanilla, slight wood flavors as well but not overwhelming. Nice bitter finish to it. Don’t get too much of the oak on this but can tell its there. Good twist from the original.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. Smell is deep oak as is the taste. The taste isn’t my favorite, but it definitely has an oak flavor.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep filling and malty aroma. Deep red-brown appearance. VERY bitter start and a decisively bitter finish. More of a pleasure to drink than the original arrogant bastard but it would be difficult to drink more than one in an evening. A great beer made better by the oak chip aging.
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
25/03/2010 From Half Time Beverage in Poughkeepsie. Pours a dark red beer. Small head. Low carbonation. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, sugar, vanilla. Flavor is bitter, caramel, spicy.
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like the original, except not as in-your-face. Soft, almost vanilla like body brings forward the oak flavor. Not sure I like this better than the original bastard, though it is an interesting and tasty beer!
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours dark copper with off white head. Oak aging added a little oak flavor to the brew but not anything remarkable. This is still a great brew but I dont think oak aging was needed to make this brew any better than it is regularly.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz draught at Chappy’s in Dayton, OH. Great amber appearance with a little cloudiness and light head. Aroma of wood, oak barrel, and burnt cinder. Tremendous oak, wood flavor going down. Really good beer. Tastes a heavier ABV then advertised. Recommended.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. Bottle- Pours a golden amber with fluffy tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is hops, orange/citrus, spices. Taste is the same, but heavy on a grapefruity aftertaste. Expensive, but delicious, and much smoother than regular AB.