fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely hoppy (per the norm with Stone). In this case I wasnít impressed. Very bitter, too much of a fruit type taste. Not my favorite.
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Killer brew...so much to love, oak malt big hops...Everything lasted for ever, the malts the oak the hops....just absolutly great.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 Roziís Wine & Liquor, Stone Tasting Event, Lakewood, OH.
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color and no head. Hop aroma with only a hint of wood. Medium bodied. Flavor is a hop start with a malty middle and a bitter finish with just a hint of alcohol. This is the first oaked beer that I’ve had that didn’t go overboard with the oak.
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 doesnít taste as smooth or flavorful as AB. There is a slight hint of oak flavoring to it, but in my opinion, it doesnít really add to the beer, but hinder it slightly. This is a great idea, but it doesnít 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. Iím glad Stone is willing to do releases such as this, and I wish they would do more, but I feel that this isnít an improvement on the original AB.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 Yuck! Iím not even going to bother going through the rating on this beer. It tasted like tree bark. When are breweries going to get tired of this gimmicky crap? Iím looking at you too Dogfishhead.