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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Arrogant Bastard aged in bourbon barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1234) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2015
2.5 month old bottle into snifter glass, hazy darker amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak and light citrus/pine hops. Taste adds more hop punch; resin, grapefruit, dark fruits, brown sugar sweetness, wood and light coffee. Medium-heavy body, moderate carbonation, dry, rich with lingering resiny wood and citrus finish. Pretty different from the regular, amp up the bourbon flavors and tone down the hops. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2245) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Cloudy reddish-caramel-brown colored with a fluffy cream colored head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of caramel, bourbon barrel, toffee, and dark fruit. Bourbon and barrel don’t come through as much as expected. Taste has more of it; nice, woody and hoppy and just a little boozy and sweet. Medium bodied, a little dry, and crisp. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2015
This is a great spin on arrogant bastard; I enjoy the depth and dark toasted character of this ale as it is normally found but by aging this in bourbon cask it added a sweet note of bourbon and a taste of fired oak. If you enjoy arrogant bastard it is a good bet you’ll enjoy the bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (459) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Poured a cola colored brown with a slight off white head.......aroma is big malt, slight bourbon.....taste is coffee, vanilla, bitter, booze, slight sweetness, very little bourbon, ending with big bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ctplt777 (362) - - OCT 8, 2015
Arrogant Bastard is a really solid Strong Ale and this one is even better. Big vanilla, bourbon and oak aromas with a nice sweet toffee lingering. Taste is tons of bourbon and vanilla. Theres some oakiness and sweet malt and toffee flavors. Theres a lot going on, but it all balances out really well and I think aging this in the bourbon barrels mellowed it out a bit. It’s a really nice looking and tasting beer with tons of flavor. I like it much better than the original arrogant bastard, I think the bourbon really gives it a quality that helps build on the already solid base beer. Great stuff, Stone always puts out quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3431) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle; poured a glowing Amber, auburn with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla. Very earthy and just a bit mellowing from the barrels. Some wood/vanilla and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8825) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
2015-09-22. Dark mahogany brown body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is big and bourbony, sweet malt base. Flavour is huge, bourbon and sweet malt. Fruity character throughout. Smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ It grows on me a bit, or perhaps I just acclimatized to the bourbon. It has it’s moments but ultimately its just a bit too brash for me. On tap at Brewdog Clapham, London, UK.

Overheard: "I’ve seen a gentleman’s art film starring that actress."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle:   Brown with a deep ruby hue, nice head and lacing, sandy in color.   Odd Bourbon aroma, seems to be mostly toasted marshmallow and oak.   Not the depth like other Bourbon aged beers.   Soft caramel start, light barrel aging, muted hops on the finish.   Not sure I care much for this version.   At least it has a good body.   Doesn’t have the depth if the barrel aging, is the umph of the hops.   Meh...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3090) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of bourbon vanilla and raisin. Sweet taste of vanilla booze, caramel, raisin and pine in the finish. Better than the base beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2792) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours out that nice reddish color with a small white head (just like the regular). Aroma is of caramel, muted hops, some oaky/woody/vanilla bourbon notes and light alcohol heat. Taste is complex, really nice balance of bourbon flavors without taking away from the base beer. Vanilla, oak, charred wood, caramel malt, bitter citrus hops that have some of the edge taken off of them. Enjoyable sipper.

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