Arrogant Double Bastard Ale - Oak

RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Stones Double Bastard Aged with/in Oak

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2977) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at three floyds pub. This is all oak. Nothing but wood. Reminded me more of a oak aged ipa. One dimentional and too much oak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2013 Portland International BeerFest. Can definitely find the oak in this already outstanding brew. Strong alcohol burn at the end. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ PIB... Poured deep reddish with a thin head. Nose had big time oak presence. Quite woody with a decent amount of malt sweetness and some booze. Thick mouthfeel, complex with yeast esters stone fruit characters. Toasted, charred grains, with oak and caramel or toffee too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5539) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Draft at Stone Bistro. This was the dark toasted oak variety. Clear reddish copper pour, with a small caramel colored head. Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, mild fruit, nice oak flavor, a bit of vanilla, and some bittering hops. Enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 11/30/2008 Total Score: 4.2
2006 french oak barrel aged at the 08 double bastard release (on tap). Pours like the standard double bastard. The barrel aging really did good on this. The hops and malts are really working well together. Sweet caramel, bread, vanilla, oak, bitter hops, and something that reminds me of honey. mmmmm good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Draft at blue monk. Cherry wood colored pour. A thing o beauty. Oaky aroma with rich maltiness. Big woody flavor, rich malts. Wood dominated. Boozy, bitter finish along with sweet malts. Oak lingers on

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at Blue monk. Amber pour with a yellow creme head that is pretty thick. Aroma is nice and sweet with some smoke and dark caramel/brown sugar. Big vanilla front with a Smokey oaked body and a bitter grapefruit hoppy finish. Nice and smooth, medium low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
Draft. Clear copper body with medium beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, oak, grapefruit, caramel, some vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some oak, alcohol warming. Soft medium-full body, some resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (245) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Poured from a growler filled at Stone brewery in Escondido. Pours clear reddish-brown. Large off-white head that lingers. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, ripe fruit, heavy malt, and hops. And yes, I do think there is toasted oak there! Flavour is a wonderful balance between IPA-like hops and "toasted oak" sweetness with hints of burnt sugar and butter. The finish is long with nice hops rising out of the sweetness. Overall a fascinating beer that is gold for beer nerds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
Growler from the brewery in Escondido, served in a snifter. Pours clear copper with a large beige head that remains and laces well. The nose has a huge kick of toasted oak, along with caramel, dark fruit, resin and pine. The flavour is balanced between resinous hops and a moderate sweetness with brown sugar, toasted oak, popcorn and earth. The finish is long and toasty with resinous hops. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great American strong with the intense hopping of the original paired with elegant toasted oak notes. A definite improvement on an already great brew! 2013-03-22

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (623) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
Aroma: sweet pineapple, earthy piney hop, coffee Palate: extremely filling. Flavor: sweet pineapple, earthy bready malt, piney hop, black breakfast tea, coffee; coffee fades as bitter pine takes over on the finish. Comment: liquid bread

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