harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
making out with a tree jajaja. wow I actually like this the regular arrogant bastard is blown away by this sexy beer, the oak goes a long way subtling the hops to a managble level of refreshment , one of my new favs on the west coast since most other beers here are crap and hard to get. this offering from stone is everywheer. I cant remember the last time i had a regulaar bastard but this one looks very nice big frothy head, idk this one is a very enjyable beer nice piney sweet aroma too I LIKKKKEEEEEEEE
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It really tastes like you’re making out with a tree. I probably will be after a couple more of these. Cheers!
riversideAK (6040) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is Arrogant Bastard Ale with a pronounced oakiness. Oaky upfront with afformentioned AB taste and a nice bitter yet subdued finish. It does seem a bit more smooth in the finish than the original. I liked it more, thats for sure.
mribm (459) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To me this tasted like the regular Arrogant Bastard (which is good) with just a touch of oak. I was hoping for more oak, however the hops seemed to overpower any oak that was present. It was a good beer, as are all Stone Brewing Company beers, however I wanted more oak. By the way...this sure beats Beechwood aging!
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this more than the original. The oak chips might make it more arrogant, definitely more pretentious. First time I ever saw this in 12 ozers. Before this, only in 3 Ls. Started out with the overly strong hoppiness of the one and only. But, as you drink it, it seems to mellow a little bit and tastes of vanilla. Creamy. This was delicious. Even though the bottle didn’t think I could handle it.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours reddish brown with decent-sized ivory head and good lacing. I must say I don’t care for the aroma-- candied pineapple, acorns, and an alcoholic spiciness; they just don’t seem to meld very well to me. I get much the same sensations in the flavor, but it seems to work a little better. Pineapple and pine hit right off, then some malt and vanilla. A mild oakiness comes in in the finish. Not bad altogether.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - Eastside Club Tavern - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Deep malt aroma with a light Oakiness to the aroma. Got more Vanilla than the oak.
Appearance – Amber in color with a great clear view thick white head
Flavor – Had a grea malty baground and the spices came through the oak was missing. Hmmm???
Palate – Not bad but the flavor of the oak would have added to the experience.
Overall –Had this on tap and also bottle. The bottle turned out to be a great beer. Had the oak and flavors I was looking for. The tap was missing something not sure they might have had a regular keg of Arrogant.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this version much better than the regular version. I am glad they are bottling it now.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can I say being a BIG fan of the standard Arrogant Bastard. This Oaked version is outstanding and I was glad I was able to get it from my local store.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a good sized long lasting off-white head. Aroma of raisins, old pine, and something akin to old fruit and vegetables left in the trashcan too long. A little woody too, but that vegetable aroma is not in the regular beer. Good flavor of caramel toffee, piny bitter hops, a slight toast flavor. Finishes with even more woody toast flavor and lingering hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied, plenty creamy texture, low-ish carbonation. I think the oak aging mainly mellowed this beer rather than added flavor. Funny how the process that makes oak aged Yeti so nice can do a disservice (for the most part) to this beer. I’d prefer the regular AB, with it’s lack of vegetable qualities.