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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1901) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1394) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollingwood (87) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2010
This one is for the hop head only, itís got the wood, and that grapefruit thing going for it. My eloquence is for the average man, donít purchase if youíre not serious about big hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13233) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Bottled 330ml (Utobeer, £4.20)
Deep ruby-red color, decent creamy beige head. Strong hoppy nose with wood and rubber. Medium to full bodied. Front is a bit thin, then leads to fruity hops burst. Resin, citrus. Aftertaste is fruity-hoppy with extreme bitterness. As the basic Arrogant, this is quite simple hoploversí bomb. I couldnít trace oak in the flavor at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 7, 2011
On tap at stubs. Slightly hazy dark copper pour, with a lasting tan head and fantastic lacing. Aroma is odd. Sweet malt, fair hop presence, but some odd dirty feet smell as it warms...tap lines or the beer itself? A slight touch of vanilla, likely due to the wood. Taste is burnt sugar malt, moving to vanilla oak, a heavy hop bitterness, and back to drying oak tannins. Tastes more like an IPA to my pallate, but that may be to the drying that the oak imparts. Very oak forward in my opinion. Pretty nice, though that odd aroma gets me

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