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RATINGS: 2207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Thanks, bro! Pours a ruby color with lots of particulate and a medium whispy off-white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is piney hops, caramel malts, and oak chip juice. Taste is...um...a malt-driven IPA that has been brewed in mulch you’d buy from your local nursery. Not horrible, but nothing worthy of the 97 percentile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sthlm (1262) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
[Bottle] Pours red with a big yellowish-tan head that lingers for quite some time. Aroma is largely barley and oak, with a light hoppiness after swirling the glass, and faint sweet scents present throughout. Hops are much more pronounced in the taste. Proceding the hops are barley (quite nice), and then hoppy bitterness again. I really liked the barley and the hops blended in with it fairly well. Medium-thin mouthfeel, smooth and with a fairly long finish. While certainly an improvement from the regular Arrogant Bastard, this is still nothing too special imo. Instead, it is a pretty simple (albeit quite well crafted) beer that really blends in with the crowd, so to speak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2009
12 fl oz bottle bought via Beers of Europe. Dark amber/red beer with little aroma and a thin lacy head that soon disappeared. Some oak on the tongue but mainly bags of bitterness with hops in the background, giving the beer great balance and taste. A complex & satisfying ale well worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2635) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Takes the edge of the usual bastard without adding any depth. Oaking a bastard really isnít a good idea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Pours a dark amber copper with medium white head, very little lacing. Aroma obvious of hops and oak. Flavor is more mild than AB, but just doesnít give any extra complexity to the brew, quite disappointing. Not a bad brew anyway, just not better than AB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Dark, rusty brown pour. Light, creamy head. Soft, dark fruit. Hoppy with a rounded oak finish. Subtle, but tasty. Not sure itís quite worth the money or the hype, but itís good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours deep red with a frothy white head. Aroma is of caramel, grassy hops, sugar, oak, and wood. Taste is of grassy hops , caramel, malt, dark fruit, a little smokiness, and oak. Lingering woodiness and hops. The alcohol is present, but isnít a problem. Lots of sugar to it as well. Moutheel is medium and lightly carbonated. Finish is very hoppy with a slight alcohol burn. I was slightly dissapointed by this beer, anticipating it to be way hoppier than it was. Although the oak was a nice compliment to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Oak not overpowering, which is good, but I wasnít blown away. With all the hype, I guess I was expecting more out of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2009
Draught at MacGregors in Henrietta. Fruity aroma of hops, rich malt, citrus, and oak. Big alcohol in the mouth, and big hops. Burning... Sweet caramel malt and some oak as well. Big and interesting, with huge flavor, though devoid of balance and a bit sloppy. Slightly unpleasant to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2009
330 ml bottle. Hazy brown colour. Small off-white head. Vanilla aroma and grassy hops. Lacking its usual liveliness that you find in the regular version. Oily texture with a lot of bittering hops, vanilla and dark malts. Not at all bad, but it feels a little non-harmonic. One can also taste the wood. Astringent tannins and oak character. Finish is quite bitter, but the residual sweetness can handle that nicely.

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