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RATINGS: 2223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
A completely different beer than the regular version. pours deep crimson. More balanced, bigger malt presence, much sweeter and more complex. Hops more subdued. Oak flavor noticeable with smokey notes as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 24, 2014
You will get more hop aroma than oak at the start. Nice light oak notes when drinking, but definitely not as heavily oaked as the name implies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 25, 2014
Killer brew...so much to love, oak malt big hops...Everything lasted for ever, the malts the oak the hops....just absolutly great.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Extremely hoppy (per the norm with Stone). In this case I wasn’t impressed. Very bitter, too much of a fruit type taste. Not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
The oak chips seem to really smooth down the bite Arrogant Bastard carries - smooth malt undertone of toffee and caramel carries the Arrogant Bastard hop profile of aggressive resin and pine hops smoothly along with the oaked wood. Nice stuff.
Sampled at Rozi’s Wine & Liquor, Stone Tasting Event, Lakewood, OH.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
This is a strong coffee flavored beer with a dark brown color. The body and texture suit the heavy flavor and aroma of this strong ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Everything in the Arrogant Bastard plus the oak. I liked this better, but I like oak. Not too big on oak so good! It seemed the oak helped balance out the caramel I complained about in my AB rating. Perfect brew in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvilCat (106) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefrutigers (105) - , Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2009
pours dark red and slighty hazy. Smells typical Stone with hoppy piney smell with hint of woodiness. Taste is mellow with wood and heavy with bitter, but smooth, with a fine citrusy grapefruit hops flavor. Overall.. I don’t like oak, but it adds a nice character to this beer, without overwhelming it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
This is something that I had been waiting to try for a while, so when I got some I was rather pleased, but when I finally tried it I felt a little let down. It has the same aroma as AB except with a touch of vanilla, it looks the same as AB, but it doesn’t taste as smooth or flavorful as AB. There is a slight hint of oak flavoring to it, but in my opinion, it doesn’t really add to the beer, but hinder it slightly. This is a great idea, but it doesn’t really work out too well. Stone should release the whiskey barrel doulbe bastard which is a far superior beer to this and an improvement on the outstanding double bastard beer. Which, when your doing a special release such as this, should be the case. I’m glad Stone is willing to do releases such as this, and I wish they would do more, but I feel that this isn’t an improvement on the original AB.


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