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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
AB has itís fans and itís detractors- I am neither. But I find as I get older, I am looking for more subtlety in my beers, and when approaching a beer such as this, one knows that that will not be the case. I was hard-pressed to sense any "oak".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Thick dark brown with no head. Heavy, sugary, sweet toffee like, chocolatey beer. Totally flat unfortunately and cloying. Some fruitiness in the close, but I couldnít really get on with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Bottle. Pours a deep cloudy brown. Smells woody..some toast in there. A real good mouthfeel to go with a strong tasting beer. As this warmed, I wouldnít say that I loved it as much.. the oak flavor didnít do it for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CraftBeerNick (863) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
4th December, bottle at home. First impression is not good, gets better as it warms, not one I would have again. Drank it though..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 18, 2012
Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head. Aroma: Malt, smoke, must be the oak. Taste: Burnt, malt, a bit of bitterness. Not sure the oaking adds much. Info: 355ml bottle, 17/4-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
knewell (71) - Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a dark reddish color. Has an aroma of spices and hops. Taste is crisp with hops that is not overpowering. Overall, a decent beer I would buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rick_91709 (163) - USA - SEP 2, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Very deep amber with a small beige head. Sweet smelling. Sweet up front and a bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12oz bottle. Enjoy by 9/4 stamp, today is 9/3. Pours dark ruby red brownish into tulip with 1 finger head. Nose is intruiging, fruity, grapes, apricots, raisin, cherry notes. Mouthfeel is medium body. Taste is bitter medicinal, cough syrup, artifical cherry, fruity, cranberry. Finish is all cough syrup, pills, smokey. This is a strange beer, not sure what to think. Not a big fan, just reminds me too much of cough drops/medicine. Maybe a fresher bottle is better? I donít get it...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MSBrindbergs (295) - Solna, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
Flaska på Bishops Arms, Sundbyberg. Rödbrun dimmig vätska. Börjar bli för onykter för att ge ordentliga recensioner tyvärr. Inget speciellt, kvardröjande beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Reddish mahogany, light tan head. Nose quite woody, a few hops, but mostly smells like sawdust. Flavor is certainly woody, but itís more pine than oak to my tongue. The wood more or less buries the hops and limits the malts, so what you wind up with is something that tastes like Arrogant Bastard that was stored in retsina barrels for a few months. Can someone please inform the brewers of the world that not everything on the planet gets better when stuck inside an oak barrel.?

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