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 it’s quite worth the money or the hype, but it’s good.
MrHult (80) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap från Bishops arms Sundbyberg. Mörk Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Kraftig humlearomatisk vätska. Riktigt bra.
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.
CopterScott (76) - Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark amber, almost dark brown with a tint of red. small off white head. hops and malty aroma with a hint of vanilla and oak. strong bitter malt flavor with a hoppy finish. medium carbonation.
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 isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s an American strong ale and is definitely more for serious beer drinkers. Be warned if you’re 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 don’t expect it. It pours out and has an off white head that isn’t 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 it’s 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.
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark copper brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity with sort of a woody pine and oak scent, quite pleasant. Medium-full, somewhat viscous palate. Some malty sweetness and strong, but not overpowering, hop flavor. The oak is there, but subtle. Pretty nice, and well balanced.