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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2004
FOBAB 2004: Nice floral, perfume, citrus nose. More soft malt, cookie, yeast flavors with hops at the end. Surprisingly dry. No real oak, wood flavors or textures here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Too cold will make this beer too harsh. You have to let it warm up significantly but then you get the the satisfying oak characteristics of vanilla, caramel, and perhaps a bit of smokiness. Maybe a bit too woody but the beer holds up well to the significant wood treatment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Wawood’s Winter Part-e. Slikwilly Who Unfortunatly Could Not Make it, Was Generous Enough to Send This in His Place...and it was Most Assuradly Intimidating to Look Upon. Dark Brown Coloring with Big Head. Oaky Notes Very Noticeable on The Nose and Tongue. Not Very Balanced and For Once, I Believe I Enjoyed the Original Over the Barrell Aged Version.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Regular Bastard with some vanilla notes and a smoother mouthfeel. There is no mango. WHERE IS MY MANGO? I much prefer the usual stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Woody, leafy aroma is very hop forward with a strong supporting malt base. Hazy burnished copper coloured body with a decent, large bubbled, tan head that recedes to cover with nice lacing. Oak and vanilla tones to the strong, leafy hop flavour with light caramel malt undertones and assertive bitterness. Medium body is very dry with lively carbonation. Sampled at the Kennett Square Brewfest 2005.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
Aroma is quite hoppy, dark amber, pours a good sized off-white head. Flavour is of the west coast hops, didn’t really notice much oak, full bodied, pleasant mouthfeel, bitter too. Avery good beer. The bottle it came in was hugely impressive, perhaps more so than the beer?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle: Jeroboam. Pours dark with a thick head. A little bit of hops in the aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty. Smooth drinking. A little agressive for my tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe: Dark copper, moderate light beige head, foamy, fairly nice lacing, moderate carbonation.   Woody nose, however subtle, slightly plasticy.   Hearty hop bite on first sip, lingers long, oaken flavor is noticable but seems somewhat artificial.   Very slight vanilla on the exit.   I think this would have been much better had it been in a bourbon barrel.   Fairly nice body, mouthfeel is moderate.   Lingering warmth from this one, seems stronger than 7.2%.   I still prefer the regular moreso than this one.   I wonder if the bottle is any different.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Copper with a beige head. Big citrus nose. Citrus rind flavors, oak shows up huge in the flavor, mild vanilla. This is pretty rough - might be too fresh. The flavors have almost no integration. Still a good beer, but should get much better with age.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1294) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep murky red with a frothy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is caramel, fruits and raw hops with some woody vanilla.

The flavor is sweet caramel and melon with a strong harsh grassy (almost medicinal) bitter finish that lingers into the aftertaste. The bitterness mellows as it warms and becomes more vanilla oak. The mouthfeel is medium and kind of watery.

Overall, more one-sided and harsher bitterness than I remember the regular Arrogant Bastard.


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