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Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Itís like a deep, dark, red ale that finishes uber-clean. The oakíing process definitely takes the edge off of the traditional "arrogant" taste. If youíve ever had the Oskar Blues "Gordon Beer," Iíd say theyíre very similar in taste, but I think this finishes cleaner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 Most of the times Iíve had this it has been very fresh, plenty of citrus and bitter in the finish that keeps you coming back for more. I like this beer. If you like Arrogant Bastard but canít handle the bitterness try this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a clear brown with mild white head. mild hoppy/oak aroma. sweet vanilla finish from the oak. takes the bitter bite out, and adds consistency to the finish. sticky resiny palate. good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8310) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3L bomber (2004 version) at our Septoberfest party. The beer is cloudy dark reddish-brown color with a thick tan head that has good retention. Patches of lacing. Woody, citrusy hops aroma with lots of malt. Full-bodied with a subtle oak character which infuses the already-tasty Arrogant Bastard with an interesting new dimension. Flavors of malt, fruit and piney hops are all present. Hops become steadily more pronounced. The finish is hoppy and malty with a lingering citrus and apricot aftertaste. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2007
12 oz. Perfect pour. Dark brown color with a touch of ruby. Aroma is that of regular Arrogant Bastard, but with a nice touch of oak and vanilla. The flavor is extremely smooth, and creamy. While not extremely high in alcohol content, the beer has no distinguishable features that would lead me to believe that itís any higher than a typical beer (~5%).

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
(Side-by-side tasting with non-oaked version). Dark brown in color. For whatever reason the ruby hints of the non-oaked version donít show up here. Additionally, the head doesnít last nearly as long as the regular version. Again nothing to note special in the aroma. Now as for the taste? Truly amazing difference. The time on the oak gives it a wonderful smooth flavor, followed by a hoppy aftertaste Hints of vanilla in there as well. Iíd definately drink this one over the non-oaked one in a heartbeat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2007
How could you not like this one? Excellent pour, beautiful aroma and thick tan head, decent lacing. Really liked the spiciness and smoked finish, but wasnít nearly as strong as I imagined it would be. Found it quite drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
12-oz. Pours deep cloudy brown with a thick, moussy tan head that falls away almost instantly. Decent lacing. Very soft vanilla, cream, and caramel nose. Fizzy, soft attack with medium body. Mid-palate goes all hollow. Finish is resin and burnt leaves. Shocked to see what a mess this is, and how subdued it is. Not much flavor happening, and whatís there doesnít seem to want to work with anything else thatís there. And I *love* AB, so this is a real bummer on the occasion of OABís release in 6ers. Oh, well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2007
ah. the oaked version of the very first beer i rated. and then subsequently downgraded. this looks like dark plum sauce. strongly opaque with very little head. looks nice. served too cold, perhaps, i canít smell much. with time a generic, maybe candyish hoppiness is coming out. taste is a bit messy at first. a little malt-favored, but balanced, pretty beer-tasting. very little wood character for an oaked beer. surprisingly simple, in fact, but drinkable. almost tastes like a hoppy amber ale. definitely some alcohol on that back end when i look for it. aroma still isnít coming out, and i doubt iím drunk enough from the 1 dancing man i had before this to affect me much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2007
One of the new 12oz bottles - worth the wait and worthy of my 400th review slot! Pours a deep mahogany under a medium tall and dense dark khaki head with think veils of lacing. Mildly smoky, piney aroma with caramel and toffee. Tastes like a drier version of AB with a healthy malt center surrounded by swirling flavors of hops, grapefruit, vanilla and, oh yes, oak! Rich, silky mouthfeel and a long sweet, slightly smoky and satisfyingly bracing bitter finish. Another great Stone brew but Iíd love to see a "Smoaked" Arrogant Bastard added to the lineup (maybe something in time for their 12th Anniversary release???


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