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RATINGS: 2187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours dark ruby color with a short lived beige head. Smell is strong of astringent oak, caramel, hops and some dustiness. Flavor is oaky, fruity, hoppy, caramel malt. Oak again is a little astringent and fresh for me. I much preferred the aged bottle I had in the past but I didn’t take notes for it. Not a big fan of this one while fresh.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2009 A beautiful dark brown beer with a persistent creamy head. The best flavor you can ever ask for. The oak adds a smokey rich twist that makes this even better than the original. Well worth the ridiculous price, and on a college budget that is saying a lot. Crisp, hopped, oaked, arrogant. This is quite simply one of the best American beers there is west of Dogfish Head. Somehow, it is better than the original and more drinkable than the double version. Complex, bitter, and worth a try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2008 12 oz bottle. Pours an attractive dark amber with little to no head. Strong smell of pineapple, caramel, malt and hops. I tasted notes of pineapple with an aftertaste of espresso beans.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2007
It really tastes like youíre making out with a tree. I probably will be after a couple more of these. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Sample @ Bock&Rock.Aroma was oaky goodness with a little hoppiness.Amber color with a good white head.Flavor was was good and mellow malt and must and oak with hints of licorice.Was really good and one of the better at the tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (127) - SINGAPORE - SEP 7, 2014
35.5cl bottle. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, malts and pine. Lovely dark amber colour with a medium head which quickly dissipates. Sweet fruits on the palate, with citrus, aromatic hops. Sweetness transcends into a beautiful bitter finish. Great beer, and would order again but personally prefer the non oak-aged version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AMN (127) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
Not too different from the original (not that thatís a bad thing). I canít say I tasted the wood, which may be a result of all the other flavors mixed in. Though it didnít blow me away, it is a great choice and is more economically packaged than the original. This will require more research!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - AUG 6, 2005
had this at a fest. dark red pour, tan head. aroma is woody, lots of hops, nutty/caramel. flavor is a good caramel malt underside with oak note with a strong hop presence, especially in the finish. full mouthfeel. regular AB is one of my go-to beers, and this just adds to it a little. if only it was available in small bottles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
v8powered (127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2009
This beer is so much like the original AB but just a little more balanced. The piney hop flavor and alcohol tones are dialed down a bit with the oak chips. Very nice flavor. I enjoy anything from Stone. They do it right!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2008
The pour is a nice amber with a good off-white head. The nose is strongly floral hops, with some yeast and oak hints adding to the rich aroma. The taste is largely grapefruit, with undertones of coriander, yeast and syrup. A pleasant and refreshing beer worthy of many more!!


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