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Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Arrogant Bastard aged in bourbon barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1314) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
355ml bottle, pours clear amber, tiny bubbly head. Aroma is upfront bourbon barrel, caramel malt, pine, rusty, metallic edge but in a good way. Basically the base beer is intact and the bourbon barrel adds to the complexity. I like bourbon barrel beers, I also like AB, so this beer should work for me and it doesn’t disappoint. Light-medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter to finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty, oak, bourbon, fruit and caramel. Taste is high sweet leading to an oaky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is mild, malty, slight alcohol burn, no barrel. Flavor is mostly malts, light molasses. Again, no barrel. Quite disappointed in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a muddy brownish-amber with murky edges and a smaller to average foamy beige head. Aroma has a lot going on, wood, sweet bourbon, vanilla, some citrus rind and dried out old coconut shavings. Flavor is woody, earthy, citrus peel, bourbon soaked wood chips, touch of vanilla extract. Medium body, lighter carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Complex with lots going on but not sure it meshes well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Keg at Bow Bar. Pours deep ruby. Nose is caramel, toffee, sweet vanilla and bourbon. Taste is wood, dry toffee, dried fruits. Doesnt really work that well and BA feels unnecessary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (969) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Copper pour, finger of tan head. Nose is malt, vanilla, kiss of booze. Bittersweet. Middle is smoky wood, decent bourbon pass, creamy caramelized grain, chewy hops. Finish is a hop, baked in malt, dipped in bourbon. Not for every day, but definitely for some days!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (421) - - JUL 23, 2015
Lots of toasted malt and caramel, with notes of oak, vanilla, citrus hops and toffee. Hints of citrus peel and charred wood. The bourbon is faint. It’s very good but I think I prefer the non barrel aged version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2387) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush, London. A hazy ruby/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, rich, boozy, caramel, vanilla aroma. Tastes similar, rich, sweet, boozy, caramel, vanilla. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Axile (32) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Flaska från SB. Mörk brun färg med beigt skum. Doftar russin, nötter, choklad och vanilj. Smakar brända marshmallows, brunt socker, rostad malt och grapefrukt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours dark caramel brown with a reddish hue and creamy off-white head. Aroma is big toasty rich caramel malt, a faint but notable bourbon note on the back. Taste is similar, tons of big roasty caramel malt, a lightly charred with bourbon flavor on the back. Not at all boozy, which I was expecting with the bourbon barrel aging. Not bad, but a bit disappointing given the predicted melding of Arrogant Bastard and bourbon.

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