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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 i know a lot of people like/love this ale, but for me it was average average average. i thought AB was pretty good, but i dont see a whole lot of difference here, quality wise. a nice fruity/smokey aroma, thin head, no tracing. flavor doesnt strike me quite like anything else out there, except AB and DB. slightly different aroma more smoke to be sure, and a little kick on the end, but just too much of the same for me. maybe its because im more of a stout/porter guy. i cant help but think that if this and AB didnt have a cool name and bottle, most people wouldnt give this a second thought. honestly, id just as soon drink some PBR.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geoalex (12) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bought 25Jan2008, tasted 02Feb2008. The aroma has a malty,smokey/roasted, sweetness. The brew has a hazy/cloudy deep red/brown. The flavor starts with a roasted/smokey, and sweet maltiness. The hops don’t showcase themselves until the very end with a earthy, leathery taste. the palate has a a nice full sweetness from the malts that finishes with a long, bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
Bottled. Mahogany colour, small creamy head. Powerful grapefruity hop aroma that collides abrubtly with oak. Sweet and rounded with solid caramelly body. Massively hoppy, citric and grapefruity. The oak and hops bitterness combine to an unpleasantly inky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Massively hopped nose along with detectable oak notes. Predictably bitter, tastes like gnawing at the side of a thickly barked tree probably would., and then comes the bitter. Beautiful looking beer, a rich red. Prefer the non-oaked version and actually prefer Stone’s standard IPA above all their other offerings. Definitely a different taste and something you may want to try if you need to experience variety for the sake of variety itself. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16 (1192) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy auburn with a thin off-white head. Aroma is rich and fruity malts with notes of hops. A spicy hops flavor upfront but a somewhat stale seeming malt body, perhaps a characteristic lended by the oak which never really makes itself present in the mouth. A bit of cloying sweetness and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Maybe this one didn’t travel to Indy too well as I was not overly impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Eh, I’m not seeing it or tasting it. Shouldn’t an oaked beer taste like oak? Regular AB is more interesting. Sorry I bought a 6er instead of a bomber. In a word > weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2008
bottled, mod dark brown pour with small brown head, aroma of spices mixed with light oak, sweet and spiced flavor with nice oak finish, mildly hoppy palate, good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep somewhat murky brown with a ring of off white head. Aroma of raisins and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is very sweet and malty. No oak. No hops. Very underwhelming. It is a shame because regular AB is so good. Not a good beer to oak age apparently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle pours dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is pine hops, slight malt character, and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel. Taste follows the nose and I don’t detect the oak. Yep. I double checked. Its the oaked version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Sample at Rozi’s Wine and Liquor Store in Lakewood at an event. Poured a thicker dark brown black with a dirty small head. Dark amber brown color. Very subtle malt undertone in the aroma definitely taste the oak chips. Smooth mouthfeel and not overly carbonated.

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