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RATINGS: 2195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3500) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2011 I didnít particularly like this at all on my first taste, but it got better as the bottle progressed. The bottle was a gusher but showed no identifiable signs of infection, this type of rusticity are the sort of thing a guy like me loves, even if the flavor of the ale its self is as refined as this one. The color on this beer is beautiful, a deep red with a medium head that goes away leaving only a small film on top of the beer. The aroma is a little faint, which surprised the hell out of me, but what was there was fruity, woody, and hoppy with just a whiff of cherry. The flavor was woody, with notes of spice and ginger, some cherry, of course a substantial enough hop bitterness although this seemed mellowed in comparison to the regular arrogant bastard. There was some general fruitiness as well, but mostly what I tasted here was raw wood. I can honestly say Iíd like to try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours red with a tan head. The aroma is fruity with grapefruit, cherries, grapes, and a hint of wood. The flavor is sweet and bitter with cherries dominating. Its actually a lot like cherry flavored cough syrup, with a hint of cherry vanilla coke. Sweet and spicy. There is some grainy malt flavor toward the finish, which is dry, woody, and bitter. This is an OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Very dark amber with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is lots of hops and a little malt. Taste is a not overly hoppy pale ale and the oak seems to mellow the flavor a bit over the Stone AB that Iíve had. Hoppy, yet very smooth with some maltiness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weitz15 (383) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2010
sour aroma with some citrus present. The flavor first presents with some bite, then the hops come in hard and strong. Bitter finish, but hey, its a strong ale. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RyanMM (412) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
Red-tinged caramel pour with a significant and bubbly tan head with some serious persistence. Despite the thick head, the aroma of roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, and oak comes through nicely. First sip hits you with an initial sweetness before the rugged oak comes through, finishing bitter and slightly astringent. Iíve not had regular Arrogant Bastard before, but the oak ends up being such an overwhelming flavor component, and the bitter finish juxtaposes with that in a way Iím not finding enjoyable. Iím not feeling the love for this one. Itís not bad, itís just not all that enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2010
(12 oz bottle). Pours a dark red color with pillowy off-white head. light carbonation bubbes. Aroma faintly of dried cherries and wood. Taste is quite bitter with sweetness coming through. In the finish, the bitterness from the hops are present along with and woodiness. The woodiness is not overpowering, but I do detect it. It adds to the dryness as well as providing the aftertaste. Somewhat like sucking on a wood chip. For my tastes, the beer suffers a bit because of the dry finish; Iíd like it a tad bit sweeter. Iím sure the oaking has a lot to do with that. Stone gets points for trying something new, but Iíll take the regular AB instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1916) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Cask. Poured with zero head, poor form staff! Deep brown coppery color like the regular version. Musty hoppiness, bit of booziness and wood in the aroma. Wood and oak really come through, but almost in a varnish kinda of way if that makes sense. Cedary hops and a touch of malty sweetness. Medium MF, virtually still and a little sticky. I gotta say, I really prefer the original AB to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Appearance: remarkably quickly dissipating head; strong haze; dark reddish-orange Aroma: nice combination of malt, hops and oak; oak seems nicely integrated on nose Flavor: very strong hop bitterness (as could be expected from all Stone products); malt and oak present in background; not bad but no real "wow" factor Mouthfeel: Extremely aggressive carbonation eventually turns smooth and creamy; average at best

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark amber, with moderate tan head. nice lacing. Smells a little like sweet bread, a little funk. Flavors are similar, with a hoppy bite and a malty finish. I frankly didnít get anything *more* out of this brew in comparison to the standard, if anything it was a bit of a dissapointment when comparing the two. I didnít sample each side by side, but had them within hours of eachother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
Smells thick, hoppy and barrel comes through a lot. Looks thick and creamy, good lacing. Tastes hoppy and barrel aged, no peaks or valleys in the flavour, comes out even and thick, lasts a long time.

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