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RATINGS: 2187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MagooinPA (100) - Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12oz pour to small white head and deep brownish color. Nose of candy + oak, too much oak. This would be better if it was oak from bourbon barrels or the like. Dogfish Headís version of 90 minute soaked in bourbon barrels is awesome, this is mediocre at best. Glad I bought only one. My least favorite offering from Stone.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - SEP 21, 2008
pours cloudy amber with thick beige head, it is actually quite pretty. the aroma is grapefruit and the flavor is fruity maltiness with a distinct bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2009
(bottle). Pours a cloudy, dark copper color. Medium size tan head. Average malt and hop aroma with wood. Slick texture. Avg duration. Moderate carbonation. Light astringent finish, with light bitterness.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours dark ruby w/ dim tan head. Wood and cherry in nose. Fruit and oak flavor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2009
21/11/2009. 12oz bottle from RW&S. Iím not sure what they were trying to do here but itís another Stone disappointment. Their brand and attitude seems to take a front seat, with drinkability usually in the back - in this case it is in the trunk! Too much oak with nothing else really getting a look in. Itís like a red wine with too much tannin... I struggled through hoping something would click but it never did. as big as this beer was it was no match for the stunning accompanying movie - Synecdoche New York.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Beige lasting foam. Deep dark amber color. Typical american hop aroma with some dark chrystal malts. Huge lasting bitterness with much hop taste and some caramell but not nearly enough to balance this bitter bastard. Big body. This is a beer to be drunk in small quantities.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rando7 (750) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle pours slightly cloudy dark brown with off-white head and great lacing. Aroma pine hops, oak and caramel. Taste pine. citrus, caramel, oak. Palate thick and well carbonated. Finish long and bitter with pine hops. Didnít notice much alcohol. Clearly this appeals to a lot of people which is great. To me itís just another brewer putting a bunch of hops in an average beer and saying itís something special.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The ber pours a dark brown maber, pretty clear. The head is a very light tan, rising about four fingers and has great retention and lacing. The aroma is medium in strength with lots of oak to start and a strong alcohol finish, not very appealing or balanced. The taste sadly loses all the oak that was in the nose. It is replaced by the harsh bitter alcohol that is straight from the regular arrogant bastard. Its just boring here. The feel is heavy, but a lasting alcohol bitter finish. Overall, not a big AB fan, the oak doesnít improve it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theOptimator (288) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Aroma is citrus hops and biscuit malt. Oak is present. Appearance is plum brown clear with tiny white tan foam. Taste is malt forward with massive bitterness. Bitterness lingers and mingles with light oak, berry. Little hops aroma present or noticeable. Complex. Palate is almost heavy. Bitterness and oak almost overpower malt. Overall this is a nice barleywine. Could benefit from aging, but still better than most I try of this style.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Natai (97) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Decent off-white head with good pacing. Light flavor and body with a slightly metallic finish. Flavor less pronounced as it warms.


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