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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
12oz bottle. too much oaked taste, not heavy enough to carry that amount of oak. very malty and long lasting bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2007
6pack of 12oz bottles from Town and Country. I havenít seen this beer around in a while, but I also havenít been lookin in the dank beer stores in a while. The first sip reminds me of a mellow arrogant bastard. The hops are not as harsh as the un-oaked brew. The dark malt background tastes amazing with the weaker hops and the very faint smokey oak flavs. Verynice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Lightly hazed ruby body really nice creamy tan head. The aroma is citrusy with only light oak notes. The flavor is a nice balance of oak and bastard. The oak is not over done and complements the proceedings nicely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2007
(CASK - at the brewery restaurant) WOW - what a great cask ale. Dark amber/brown with generous head. Perfect cask mouthfeel. Flavors of malt and hops - oak is subdued but definitely there.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1092) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
12 oz. bottle courtesy of íNaka. Pours dark amber with off white foamy head. Nose of hops, sort of earthy with a twinge of floral and carmel. Nose left quickly. Nce malt character to start, carmel, a bit of raisin, followed by prominent hop component, pungent in the back ofthe throat, but muted by the oak, which makes for an interesting finish, hops and earthy wood feeling. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2007
12oz. bottle with thanks to AgentSteve for this bonus. Pours a cloudy amber with a one finger orangish tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit muted, but some caramel and piney hops are notable. Flavor is also more subdued from the regular AB; not bad, just milder, but thereís still a gentle hoppy lingering bite @ the end. Glad to try, but not something Iíll seek out in the future...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Really, really good but I was expecting more. I thought the oak would add another dimension to it but it didnít seem to come out in the flavor. Not as bold as the regular, but still outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 12 oz bottle. Popped the cap and head comes foaming out like a volcano. Strike one. Nose is subtle and smells spicy, sweet, malty with touches of vanilla. Color is a deep, translucent caramel brown with zero head. Flavor was mixed IPA and mellow brown ale, the oak probably smoothed the soapiness of the hops. Finish has everything, hop bitterness, sweet malt. Nice, but not great. Iíd rather have the original. Rerate 5/13/2008. Ap - 4, Ar - 7, Fl - 7, Fin - 3, Ovr - 14. Tasted at the Brickskellarís Lupulin Reunulin event. Pours a translucent, dark brown amber with a rocky tan head. Aroma is sugary, toffee, caramel, whiskey, honey and some butterscotch. Flavor has more butterscotch, heavy malt, vanilla, oak, brown sugar and a bit gummy. Very full and thick in the mouth. This was good the second time around and on tap I think there was less oak.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Obviously similar to the standard AB bottling though less toasted malt and hops are perceived. Strangely, the oak doesnít come through much either. The entire aromatic and flavor profiles seem a bit muted and altered. The result is an interesting, somewhat subdued (though not "aged") interpretation of Stoneís flagship beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pet3rman (321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Pours dark mahoghany with a tan cream head. Aroma is of sweet grapefruit, vanilla and an almost medicine type of smell. Tastes almost nothing like the original, but thats ok because this is a different beer altogether. It tastes like sweet grapefruit juice with a malty-oak covering. Moderate body and a nice bitter finish. Great beer on itís own. Donít judge it in comparison to the original.


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