frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a nice complex aroma, smells classic. The appearance is perfect, nice and dark with a nice fluffy white head. Taste, wow!, the oak really comes through, very malty, has a nice leather taste to it, very rich.
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A balance of complex elements.
Wonderful deep red-brown liquid, khaki head.
Sweet, some caramel, hops are definitely there, but balanced with the rest. A bit of sourness.
Slightly piney aftertase.
Will buy again. Recommending to a friend.
calivania (62) - USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost a starter Bastard. I certainly expected something less creamy, and dare I say it subtle. But it gets bolder as it warms. Bourbon and leather-- like the Harvard Club.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can I say being a BIG fan of the standard Arrogant Bastard. This Oaked version is outstanding and I was glad I was able to get it from my local store.
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby brown pour with solid head that dissipates quickly. Aroma seemed feint, maybe more so than regular AB. Very smooth with great substantial mouthfeel and subtle carbonation. Oak presence is more subdued than I expected but it is undoubtedly present. Better than AB but not worth the extra legwork and money to seek out regularly imo.
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Undescribable. Oaked beer! It is very good and very different. It will remind you of a young bourbon, because of the ’oaked’, I’m assuming. Not the best, but very, very good. And different.
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: remarkably quickly dissipating head; strong haze; dark reddish-orange
Aroma: nice combination of malt, hops and oak; oak seems nicely integrated on nose
Flavor: very strong hop bitterness (as could be expected from all Stone products); malt and oak present in background; not bad but no real "wow" factor
Mouthfeel: Extremely aggressive carbonation eventually turns smooth and creamy; average at best
BrewmeisterEd (61) - USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a translucent brown with an off white head that dissipated quickly but left a lot of lacing. Smells of pine. Sweet tasting and hard for me to isolate the ’oak’, but really tasty nonetheless. Solid feel and holds its own against the non-oaked variety.
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
As good if not better than the original. Great body and good balance. Beautiful hop flavor. Have another? YES.
mystiksc (60) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer. Very tasty hoppy caramel flavor with notes of oak. Oak chips actually floating around in the brew. Amazingly well balanced.