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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Sampled earlier this year on tap at OíBrienís in San Diego. Appears a dark garnet hue and makes a thick creamy offwhite head. The in-your-face chinook hops that are present in regular arrogant bastard ale are nearly gone here and replaced with a very smooth oaky/vanilla. Flavor is very round about the most well balanced I have ever seen from a Stone product. The elements of the chinook hops are again subdued by a velvety layering of vanilla. This is very rich. Medium to full body on the palate with a very creamy finish. I really wish this were a regular offering, it is incredible. I have also had this cask-conditioned, but I prefer the draft version.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2009
amazing aroma hits you when poured into a glass, bark borwn in apoperance. hugely complex and a deffinate slow sipper. flavour really develloped as the glass warmed up. certainly nice, but only one required.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jay_Dubbz (89) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle. Good head with nice retention. Lacing was decent. Interesting flavor added by the oak barrel aging. Definitely one to try. Didn't like it as much as the standard Arrogant Bastard Ale. --you've been Dubbed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Pours a caramel color with a fizzy head. Not enough oak flavors but it was a good beer none the less.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Draught at Newport Pizza And Ale in OB. Iíve never had a really strong opinion of AB or 2x AB in the past. Sure, Iíve liked both enough, but didnít feel strongly enough about either to want to rate them. Iíve been revisiting some of the Stone brews lately and have found Iím enjoying them more than before. Maybe my tastes have changed. This version of AB is my favorite. The oak is not at all overwhelming, but serves to mellow both the sweetness and bitterness somehow, generally adding a well balanced product. Nose is pretty weak and lacks any wood tones, but the flavor is lacking the syrupy malt quality of the other ABs, which is good. Still roasty, but not sugary/caramel. Cheek-clucking bitterness remains, but in a more subdued manner. The oak chips seem to add a lot to the end product, but one thing they do not contribute is a whole lot of woody/bark flavor. Thatís good for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Canít go against Stone! Lots of bitterness in the taste, but well balanced nonetheless. Beautiful dark maroon color. Smells roasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Nice beer not quite as good as the original in my opinion. I believe they went mellow on the hops and malt in order to better showcase the oak. All in all a good beer but I would prefer to drink the Original.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
Poured a 12oz/355ml bottle into a small snifter. Reddish-brown hazy body with a nice light golden creamy head. Not much carbonation visible. The aroma is marvellous, with so much going on (citrus hops, caramel maltiness, some cherry and raisin notes, some vanilla oakiness)! The taste is very intense and complex. You get a strong hop bite (with a very juicy grapefruit profile), followed by some nice sweet caramel and vanilla maltiness. There is also some pepercorn-like spiciness. The finish is a bit dry, bitter and oaky at the same time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvilCat (87) - FRANCE - JUL 29, 2014
Bouteille. Saveur Biere. Robe ambrée intense aux reflets rubis, mousse beige. Nez de caramel et de vanille. Bouche gourmande de caramel avec des notes légères de chocolat et une saveur puissante de cachou. Finale sèche de vanille, d'herbe et de bois. Une belle réussite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgavilancillo (87) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
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


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