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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 From a 12 oz, pours rich mahogany with a fluffy white head. Beautiful beer. Aroma of slight hops, malt and pineapple. On the first sip, subtle oak is present, but balances out with the hop and malt. A slight bitter finish rounds out this very smooth and drinkable beer. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
12 oz bottle. Small off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Pours a clear amber. Mild citrus, hop, and woody aroma. The initial flavor is dominated by hops. The oak aged taste comes on the back end, kind of spicy. Medium body, creamy texture. Mild carbonation with spicy, hoppy finish. Complex beer yet drinkable. Other than the price tag, would have no problem drinking this every day of the week.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2130) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 12 oz bottle from Bevmo. This is the summer 2007 batch. .Pours a rich dark red color with a generous off white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is strong with citrus and hops. Flavor is complex with biter hops in the forefront, rich malts, hazelnuts, and a bit of caramelized apple. Mouthfeel is full, silky smooth and satisfying. Finish is long with vanilla and slightly sweet. The oak aging really mellows out this concoction. This is a superb beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Citrus, intensely hoppy aroma, with some honey. An opaque amber pour with little to no head, this brew tastes predominantly of hops around the outside edges of the tongue: the tip and sides, as well as insane bitterness in the back of the throat. The center of the tongue however, only tastes the oak barrel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeviathanIPA (30) - chula vista, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
i love arrogant bastard but after this variation i catch myself contemplating on which is better, dry smooth oak sweet malt taste.. thats all i can remember .. i think i drank to much of it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pretty fantastic drink. Oak woodiness all over the place; almost like I had a mouthful of beauty bark each sip, but in a good way. This drink is dominated by its signature wood. Smooth, caramel malt with some hop bitterness doing a tango on my tounge with the oak chips on the finish. Very dry drink and very smooth - a nice variation to what was already a great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12 from a trade, sorry, been to long to place. 12oz poured dark brown with red high lights. Creamy tan head left creamy lacing. Nose is oak(?) woody, vanilla alcoho sweet. Taste was hoppy with sweet-sour malt. Balanced and not over powering oak. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2007
12 oz. from six pack served cold. pours a lovely brown color with a nice tan head, some lacing. the aroma is sweet, with hints of the oak and alcohol. there’s a perfect blend of hops that provides just the right amount of bitterness to combine with a slight malty flavor. the finish has a tinge of alcohol. it’s a fantastic beer. i’m happy i found a sixer to enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Deep brown pour, a bit of ruby on the edges. Thick tan head that diminishes into a thin film and lace. Sweetness, vanilla, oak and a bit of alcohol on the nose. A bit of hop bitterness with sweet malt in the flavor. Smooth finish that abrubtly turns to bitterness. The oak definately mellows the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Pours a murky brown with reddish hues that has a lighter tan head. Nose is mild alcohol with some mild hops. Overall not the kick in the nose I would have expected. Flavor is a combination of wood and a tingling alcohol presence. Hops are definitely there in a deep way. Feel has a lot of carbonation to it and the liquid is pretty well bodied. I have to say that I distinctly remember my first time trying Arrogant Bastard and it left an impression. This seems to be a far cry from it and I want to say it is more subdued. Decent, but not as great as I would expect it to be. How can they oak so much beer anyways I wonder?


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