Jay_Dubbz (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was pretty much what it explained. Arrogant Bastard on oak. I love AB...with the added dimension of oak it knocked it into five category for sure.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, strong ale. The oaked aspect is a great touch. Dark, rich, and flavorful. I definitely recommend trying this beer.
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Much like the version that hasnít been oak aged. The oak seems to round out the beer creating some wood, fruit flavors. Maybe itís just me, but I like it better with the stronger flavors. Arrogant Bastard is like a wonderful kick in the face. With the oak aging itís like that kick in the face comes from a foot that is wrapped with a pillow. Itís still good, but itís just not the same. Does any of the make sense?
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The oak aging does not help this beer in my opinion. Its a solid brew that as layers and layers of flavor but the oak drowns out some of the great balance that makes the regular arrogant bastard special
johnnysmoke (101) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Small off-white head with a tame nose. Aromas of citrus and pine hops, toasty caramel malt and oak. The oak aged taste comes on the back end, with a medium body, creamy texture and mild carbonation. I didn’t notice a large enough difference between this and the non-Oaked AB to justify the price difference. I think I’ll stick with my regular AB.
P.S. I am glad to see Stone is bringing more brews to Texas. I am one of their best customers in Conroe.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - JAN 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours smooth with a thick creamy head. Reddish orange when held up to a light- slightly hazy. Smells of caramel, maybe toffee and there is a tang of hops in the scent... or maybe thatís just my anticipation kicking in. Definitely related to the regular AB with somewhat subtle oak flavors. Could have had more prevalent oak, but glad to see it wasnít overdone. I suppose itís a bit like The Price is Right... Can still taste the citrus-tree-sappy hops on the sides on my tongue about an hour later, delicious.
MagooinPA (100) - Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz pour to small white head and deep brownish color. Nose of candy + oak, too much oak. This would be better if it was oak from bourbon barrels or the like. Dogfish Headís version of 90 minute soaked in bourbon barrels is awesome, this is mediocre at best. Glad I bought only one. My least favorite offering from Stone.
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Pours in a hazy amber with a respectable off white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet with notes of strong citrus and resin hops, and alcohol. The flavor is hoppy (resin & oak), caramel, nutmeg, and of course oak which is moderate and less than I expected. Bitter hoppy finish. Nice but I prefer the oaked 90 minute from Dogfish Head .
iNBe (100) - USA - SEP 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didnít leave a favorable review for the regular Arrogant Bastard. So I thought I would try this to see if there was a difference. There wasnít.