Arrogant Double Bastard Ale - Oak

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

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
06 vintage at fobab 2010. Pours deep amber with a small light tan head. Aroma is very sweet, lots of caramel, woody and oaky with some vanilla, bourbony, just lots of rich candy notes. Flavor is sweet and bourbon, the candy again coming to the forefront with the vanilla woody notes there but more background. Sweet vanilla candy finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Sixth beer of ten at iron abbeys beer. Bitter taste of destruction. Hoppy and murdering. Bitter taste lingers long after youre finished.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2006 vintage on tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours hazy orangish amber with white head. Aromas of woody oak, caramel, dark malts, and a bit of caramel. Flavors of vanilla, oak, wet wood, good amount of bitter hops, and some caramel. Strong woody notes and still a good amount of bitterness even at this age. Really surprised at the amount of bitterness still left in this one. Really solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TonyDiUlio (663) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Had in San Diego. Pour is a dark amber with nice thick head from the draft. Laces super well. Aroma is nice dark malts with bark. Flavor is actually a nice balance of oak hops and malts with caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
draft at small bar logan square. pours hazy amber with off white head. a big aroma of vanilla, oak, grapefruit and piney goodness. nice oak chip character in the aroma. flavors have a nice balance of big oak chips, vanilla, grapefruit, pine, caramel, and mild oxidation. sometimes big hoppy beers work really well with oak chipping, and this is it. the oak chips provide some balance and focus for what is usually an obnoxious american strong beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (2154) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
On tap at Duckworths Charlotte, NC. Pours and orangy amber with thick white lacing. Aroma shows caramel, whiskey and coffee, and some earthy spices (nutmeg? allspice?). Starts with a sweet malty taste but bitterness rises quickly and overpowers the spicyness and malty character. Ends long and aggressively bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Aged with French Oak Chips, served at Najas Place 10/7/2010

Appearance: Pours a dark, translucent amber with a creamy tan cap of film.

Aroma: Brown sugar, big oak and vanilla.

Taste: Tannic, medicinal like wood notes, bitter hops, brown sugar and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and sticky with low carbonation.

Overall: Still bastardish. The aging made it slightly less aggressive, but the oak aging in this instance, makes the beer just as bold as a fresh bottle of Double Bastard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Double bastard aged on American oak. Tap at smallbar Logan square... Pours a darker copper caramel brown with a thin film of off-white head... Aroma of a mild spicy woodiness combined with a decent degree of caramel and toffee malt. Some pine and turpentine... Flavors are consistently online with nose with an apparent woodiness, some spice and an assertive everlasting lingering bitterness. Well hopped and heavily woody. Almost on the fringe of being a little too much but didnt teeter over that fine line. 8/4/7/4/15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Drank on vacation in Denver, CO. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Taste is of dark fruits, malts, and nuts. Aroma is much of the same.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
I had the pleasure of having this bottle on video on the brand new RateBeer chat site. This bottle did not say "oaked." However, the bottle art indicates so. A wonderful beer. Very attractive with a rust color and a tan head that never did go away. Nice feel. Aroma and flavors of dark fruit, rich malt, vanilla, and background hops. A delicious beer that, like other Stone offerings, has a cool attitude. Big alcohol and big flavor.


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