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RATINGS: 2189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Very good beer with a frothy head and cask aroma. Long flavor with a moderate bitter flavor. Very good beer with BBQ and other spicy foods.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale is a very clear copper ale with a fluffy, yellowish sand-colored head that leaves outstanding lacing. It has a deep, dusty, sweet and spicy aroma. There are notes of brown sugar, pine, orange peel and old barrels. It is smooth and slick; medium bodied with a light, dry finish. It is a rich and well-balanced flavor-- slightly sweet and bitter with notes of candied orange peel, pine needles, rye bread and, of course, plenty of oak that rolls in to finish the flavor. Wow. This is well worth the outrageous price!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Complexion is that of muddy rainwater. Scent is akin to potpourri. A nice bite with a deep chocolate aftertaste. Tons of hops and plumes of smokiness make this a hearty meal of a beer. The ale has the feel of bark and barley, twisted with a dollop of spice. A good dessert ale.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours a dark reddish amber with a foamy head. A lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is fresh with malty caramel nuttiness. The taste is very bitter up front and the finish is dry. This brew is fantastic. I love how the bottle is printed on directly. That’s arrogant!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5221) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Dark copper color with thick white head. Aroma of citrus, wood, spices, hints of honey. Taste, grapefruit, caramel, spices, wood. Very nice complex beer, I liked it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Arrogant Bastard. Oak. I now pronounce you man and wife. I love oak beers (only when done well) and I love Arrogant Bastard (who doesn’t) and the two blend so well. I never doubted what Stone could do with oak though. Mitch Steele is God. Smells of Arrogant Bastard. Hints of chocolate, toffee and Pacific Northwest hops. Oak flavor really kicks in the end of the taste. Until then it’s all Arrogance. The oak is not overdone here, but it is definitely not subtle. And until now, I’ve never used Stone and any morpheme of "subtle" in the same sentence. Just doesn’t happen. I digress (yet again). But this beer is fantastic. Can’t get any Stone where I live so glad to drink it when I can.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rjwhite41 (53) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a clear brown with a reddish hue and a one finger off white head that leaves a very nice lacing. Smells of malt, caramel, bread, and some indistinguishable hops with a light spiciness. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel, resin, light oak, spicy hop, and lemony hops. Chewy on the palate without being overly thick with a nice bitter backbone and long lingering finish. Great beer, I would highly recommend. If you don’t like it perhaps "you’re not worthy" as they say.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caveratfilmboy (5) - - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
Stone’s heavy hitting flavor can be a bit over powering, but the dynamic bitter taste deserves it’s arrogance. However, that arrogance can be a bit strong after awhile. Best enjoyed in smaller doses. And clean your palate before moving on or the aged oak flavor will linger on for some beers to come.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peter_L (916) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Flaska från Privatimport. Klar rubinröd vätska med gulfärgat skum. Massiva dofter av tallbarr, kåda och citrus. Förvånansvärt mjuk och len inledning som sedan ersätts av ett ordentligt riv i beskan. Ekfatstonerna ramar in smaken på ett bra vis. Denna var riktigt smarrig. Ytterligare en fullträff från Stone.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bork (355) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Dominated by a long, dry, hoppy bitterness. A fair amount of dark, dried fruits in there, but not a whole lot of oak. Arrogant it is, but also immensely tasty.


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