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RATINGS: 2136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1202) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Hade för mig att den vanliga arrogant alen hade betydligt bättre fyllighet och balans. Kanske fick en dålig flaska?, vem vet? Denna var mer kraftig himmel blask ;(

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Oak flavour doesn’t taste as prominent any more with every time tasting this. Just a shame the regular version hasn’t made it to Europe.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bb: 05.18.11 A: Pours dark brown when held to the light reveals beautiful cherry tones with excellent clarity. Single finger toasted peanut head falls to a quilt of the same. Persistent lacing. S: Earthy hops, hints of vanilla from the oak, sweet backbone with sweet malts. I’m surprised by this, but so far, I’m not sensing much difference from the flagship version. T: Now I get it! Theres so much oak sweetened vanilla, cola tones on this. It’s a completely different beer. Nice surprise. Sweet, dry, fun. Not much hop presence. Earthy tones. M: Medium to syrupy body with low carbonation. dry and....dry on the finish. O: well done, prefer the flagship, but not bad either. Serving type: bottle 05-04-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
btg95 (17) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Dark Red/Brown Ale that starts with a strong hoppy note. The implied oak flavour is fairly mild and does not present itself up front.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkeh (175) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Dark mahogany pour. Solid one-finger head. Some alcohol legs on this one. Aroma is dominated by the woody oak element. Some mi or sweet malt tones come through, I’m not getting any hop characteristics. Full mouthfeel that finishes dry. Taste is just ok, nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cafgen (108) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Deep redish color with a light tan head. Aroma is pine and hoppy. Taste is somewhat bitter and hoppy with a hint of oak or wood. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle, purchased at Hy-Vee Muscatine ($3) and poured into a pint glass at home. 7 weeks past its enjoy by date. Brown and clear with a lasting tan head, thick lacing. Aroma of oak, earthy hops, bitter chocolate, caramel and toasted malts. Similar flavor, strongly bitter and woody with light alcohol and a lingering, dry finish. Medium body, soft and smooth. Not too fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerd16 (183) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma is burned toast, dark berries and oak. Interesting despite muddled hop-notes. Taste is driven forward by cherry notes and then consumed by toasted malt and woody pangs. Bitterness is grainy and unrefined. Becomes a little torturous towards the bottom of the glass. It’s a very savoury-oriented beer and is inaccessible to anyone other than the most ardent drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2005 Draught. Copper. Aroma consisted of the typical lemony and grapefruit like hops and toasted and caramel like malts that are usually present in the standard Bastard. Added notes of strawberry jam, vanilla and toasted oak became evident in the nose as well. In terms of flavor, the hops toned down a lot. Toasted oak and vanilla became evident as well. I had this on draught twice on two different days. It wasn’t that good and this isn’t what I consider to be an improvement. But you might.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 I had been looking forward to trying this one since I first heard of it. Sampled on draft the beer poured a dark mahogany color with a small tan head. The aroma was hoppy and had definite wood elements. The mouthfeel was rather flat. There was the strong grapefruity hop flavor that one expects to find with an Arrogant Bastard, but it was somehow muted and diminished by the noted wood flavor. The finish was very bitter. In all an interesting beer but I would rather have the regular Arrogant Bastard.


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