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RATINGS: 2162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3450) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiver29 (1035) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Very nice pour, dark brown and the aroma is very nice, malts and complex fruit. The taste was very nice, fruity and complex, but left me wanting a little bit more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
dagimp (716) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
From a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. I have yet to try regular Bastard so this is a sort of blind tasting. Pours with 3 fingers of thick head. Small amounts of lacing around the glass but for some reason, not in rings. Smell isn’t that strong; mainly sweet and slightly smokey. Taste is mainly bitter and not in a normal hoppy sort of way. It’s just biting and not that good. I do taste oak, vanilla and smoke along with the bitterness. The heavy carbonation combined with the richness of this beer makes it a treat to drink with very rich mouthfeel. However, the taste was really off and for the price, I wouldn’t buy this one again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. No head. Very dark hazy red brown body. Powerful roasted malt aroma with strong vineous notes coffee but also some acidicty and a good dela of alcohol. Flavor likewise dominated by heavily roasted barley malt but notes of earth and wood are also present.l Low carbonation, long bitter aftertaste. I do however think that the alochol is too dominant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Pours cloudy and deep amber, almost the color of the bottle. A very thin off white head lingers around the glass. The first sip has a huge oak presence, which becomes milder and sweeter in subsequent sips. All around a good beer, great for someone who enjoys a nice whisky or scotch, but the oak may be a little too much for some.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1113) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with red highlights; head is cream colored with lace. There’s not a lot of nose on it, but it has dark fruit and smoky elements with a faint floral note, like violets. Big and boozy on the palate, with smoke and toast primarily; there is a touch of sweetness like burnt sugar. Clean, but the smoke lingers. Good, but not really worth the hype.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 ounce bottle- poured out a deep golden-red with a slightly orange head. Head was thick and firm, left ringed lacing the entire glass. Aroma was sharp, citrus with a sour undertone. Taste was citrus with so much woody flavor I thought I might get a splinter. A sour after-bite clamped my jaws shut. Palate was light and airy. Unique, but not as good as the name implies.


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