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RATINGS: 2176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jay_Dubbz (87) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollingwood (86) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Pours a finger-width, tan head that persists over a hazy, red-amber liquor. The bouquet of medium intensity combines a floral hoppiness and sweet maltiness over a distinct oaky background. The liquor is bitter-sweet and admittedly complex. Itís obviously a brew that revels in an aggressive citrus hoppiness but--as a quality beer should, in my opinion--balances that with a touch of sweet maltiness and, here, the flavor of oak. I would like to cellar this for a year or so (bury it in the back yard more likely, as I canít keep my hands off of good beer) and see what happens, as I think the oak in my admittedly very fresh brew was a tad harsh and the malt a bit meek when I drank this. Cellaring might mellow things a bit and actually add to both the subtlety and complexity. That being said, and as my rating attests, these are minor quibbles. Worth a try if you arenít hop averse.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2007
from a BA trade with b0ldfacelies, 12oz. bottle poured into an Imperial Pint A: Pours a bold, striking, vibrant reddish color featuring a huge, rocky off-white head. Like everything else about this beer, it makes a statement with its appearance. S: Smells more like the best DIPAs on the planet, loads of fresh-baked cookie goodness, and a gorgeous roasted nutty quality makes this aroma a serious winner. T/M: Again, bold is the word here. A blast of massively bitter grapefruit splashes your taste buds before giving way to the dark, roasted malt center. The grapefruit bitterness is joined by a long, aggressive piney finish. This beer doesnít so much get drank as it does ASSAULT your taste buds. Perfectly balanced carbonation makes it easy to wrestle with large gulps of this monster at a time. D: If this beer wasnít so dang expensive, Iíd buy it more often. Itís ridiculously fun to drink, if not outright drinkable. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 Dark brown with a decent sized, off-white head with great lacing. The aroma is of hops and dark fruits with notes of oak and berries. The flavor is fruity and hoppy with notes of oak and berries. Overall iíd say its a great, aggressive beer: not for beginners.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Thin head, with a nice malt-brown color to it... Smells great...a hint of florals with a nice roast to it too... tastes great....this is pricy as hell (I paid $18 for a 6 pack) but overall is well worth it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber with off white head. Roasty campfire aroma with a citrusy/floral hop character. Flavor is very complex, but very balanced. Semi sweet and quite bitter. With a very resiny quality and lots of tannins. Full bodied and slick on the mouth finishing with a long astringent nature that leaves you hungry for more. This one has a right to be arrogant!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (82) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Enjoy by date isnít elligible. Reddish color when up to the light, with plenty of bubbles coming up. Aroma - Slight oaky smell. Malty and inviting. Appearance - Nice pour. Half finger of creamy head. Taste - Really smooth ale for 7.2%. I can taste some of the oak on the back of the toungue. Palate - Medium body feel. The taste lingers nicely on the palate. Nice bitter after taste. Perfect carbonation. Overall - Very tastey. I would seek it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oppear (81) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 4, 2013
Darker color, inbetween stout and IPA. Smells wood and sweet , more rough, tastes more oak, slightly too bitter-woody. Not as inviting as their IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Dark, rusty brown pour. Light, creamy head. Soft, dark fruit. Hoppy with a rounded oak finish. Subtle, but tasty. Not sure itís quite worth the money or the hype, but itís good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Very nice pour, dark brown and the aroma is very nice, malts and complex fruit. The taste was very nice, fruity and complex, but left me wanting a little bit more.

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