luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brave Horse Tavern, Seattle. Dark caramel, thick foam. Musty deep malt aroma. Sweet, orange-citrus tinge. Vanilla and bittering. Smooth, very well balanced. Oak and alcohol. Tasty, tannic and sharp.
Cokemonkey11 (241) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, San Diego Airport (SAN), purchased and consumed 7 days past best-by date. Pours dark caramel, light head. Smell is distinctively malty despite high hops concentration. Delicious in its own right, but not easy drinking. Very dense, syrup-like consistency. Worth trying.
Cjmccahill (43) - Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle says drink by 1/1/15. Maybe too late. Decent, but prefer the originals.
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csaso (1768) - Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - big creamy head, beautiful deep Amber color, perfectly balanced bready malt with big pine and fruity hops, excellent overall!
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Jamesonpatz (25) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter A - Smells woody and bitter. A little floral and funky as well. A - Has a similar look to Arrogant Bastard Ale. Reddish Brown, but a bit more murky. T - Taste is noticeably more bitter than Arrogant Bastard Ale. Definitely woody up front, then just a little bit of sweetness in the middle. The finish leaves you with a good amount of bitterness that sits in the mouth for a half minute or longer. Yummy P - Heavier body than ABA, but not too heavy. Still just as smooth. Not overly carbonated. O - An interesting variation of the Arrogant Bastard Ales. I’ve not had the Oaked ABA before, but it’s contribution to this blend is what I found to be most notably different from the original ABA. The extra hoppiness was enjoyable at first, but got to be a little overwhelming after a little while. The high bitterness clashed with the extra oaky smoothness just a bit. Nonetheless, this was a very enjoyable and intense beer!
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Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Lots of hops in the nose. Well balanced with a bitter finish. Very nice, well rounded hoppy, strong ale!
solidfunk (5665) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice beer. Pours orangish with good head and lacing. Super fresh hops on top of this. Pretty bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Lots of citrus in this, and a decent amount of malt in here. Tap.
dresden (1204) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Tan with a big pillow of head. Aroma of caramel and piney hops. Big pine hop flavour on a syrupy malt body.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose smells like a bit of caramel and old hops. Taste is quite bitter and not too smooth, though with a fair amount of body.
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown in color with a small head and little lacing. Full bodied with a toasty, malty bitterness that lingers until the next sip.