legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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".
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
CraftBeerNick (863) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th December, bottle at home. First impression is not good, gets better as it warms, not one I would have again. Drank it though..
CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
knewell (71) - Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
rick_91709 (163) - USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Very deep amber with a small beige head. Sweet smelling. Sweet up front and a bitter aftertaste.
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JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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...
MSBrindbergs (295) - Solna, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska på Bishops Arms, Sundbyberg.
Rödbrun dimmig vätska.
Börjar bli för onykter för att ge ordentliga recensioner tyvärr.
Inget speciellt, kvardröjande beska.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.?