redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
another good version of the ABA. i dont think this company can do any wrong. buy it. lah lah lah lah lah.
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted like Arrogant Bastard, but the oak gives a more complex flavor. This one is definitely better cold.
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Kevin for sharing this gem. Pours a thin red color with a tan head. Aroma of sweet hops and caramel hints. Agrressive hop flavor with a huge mouthfeel. The oak is very subtle in this brew. Despite the lack of oakiness, does have quite a bit different character than the Arrogant Bastard. Great Beer. Thanks again for the samples.
yackery (162) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Cask. Head color of citrus zest dissolves in three minutes to a partial foamy covering with some big soapy bubbles and lastly to lovely pond scum all over an amber with haze body. Notes are hoppy and bitter citrus with lavvender soap. Taste is medium bitter. Carbonation and body are medium to light. Finish is long and bitter. Not much "oaked" about it but decent overall.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better APAs Iíve had. Nice floral hop pressens and a very solid malt back bone. I really enjoyed this one.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.