RATINGS: 2224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Arrogant Bastard Aged with oak chips.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
12oz Bottle: Love the label, some good reading on there. Its funny cause its true. Pours dark orange, big fat beige head that left terrific lacing on the bottle. Aroma is nice and sweet, chocolate, caramel, apple cores, and flowers. Interesting! The taste is of grapefruit, caramel, floral hops, macadamia nuts, oak, and grass. Yeah, it sounds odd, but it tastes great. But, as they say in the Goatmeal Crisp ads.. you wont like it..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3299) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2007
I am not a big fan of the whole "Oak" thing and this beer reminded me why. I liked the original so why did they have to do this? The pour was beautiful. Dark brown with a 2 finger lingering head (the 2 finger linger as I pathetically say). The taste was earthy and almost like cough syrup. The bitter finish helped but not enough to pull it out. Bad gargoyle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 12oz, still no date. Pours a slightly hazy fuby orange with a two and a half finger light beige head. Aroma of piney grapefruity malts, a hint of vanilla, buttery burnt toffee, brown sugar sweetness and toasted malts. Flavor has some wood and piney hops, brown sugar--though not necessarily the sweet part, as this isnt very sweet at all--, and some toasty malts, and alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Semi dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation. Still dont see the awesomeness to this brew. Old rating follows. 12oz, no date. Pours a slightly hazy ruby with a two finger slightly yellow beige head. Aroma seems to have more caramel and less hops than the original. There is some brown sugar, toasted malts, toffee, and there may be a bit of vanilla. Ah, the alcohol, some earthy wood--I wouldnt go so far as to call it oak, though--with some moderate bitterness and a biscuity toffee finish. Mouthfeel is smooth but for a little bit of sharpish carbonation--if that makes sense. Moderately carbonated with a medium body. 7-4-7-4-13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (807) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2007
12 oz bottle. Hazy amber orange with a thin head.

Grapefruit aromas dominate. Light caramel and vanilla appear as it warms.

Flavor is mostly grapefruity hops, with some light caramel. Oak is not very prevalent, except for a dry woodiness on the finish.

Not noticeably different than regular AB, maybe aging will bring out the oak more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 Yuck! Im not even going to bother going through the rating on this beer. It tasted like tree bark. When are breweries going to get tired of this gimmicky crap? Im looking at you too Dogfishhead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
My first Stone beer, and very happy to try it. This beer was a lot darker than I expected with a dark red/amber color. Tastes is very good, almost like an IPA with the hops very present. I did not taste much of a "wood" flavor, but there was a heavy vanilla flavor present to me. It was really nice. The only thing I felt held it back a little was that it was overly bitter for my taste (not a surprise at all) but still put me off a bit. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - JAN 16, 2007
Pours smooth with a thick creamy head. Reddish orange when held up to a light- slightly hazy. Smells of caramel, maybe toffee and there is a tang of hops in the scent... or maybe thats just my anticipation kicking in. Definitely related to the regular AB with somewhat subtle oak flavors. Could have had more prevalent oak, but glad to see it wasnt overdone. I suppose its a bit like The Price is Right... Can still taste the citrus-tree-sappy hops on the sides on my tongue about an hour later, delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottled on 1.10.07. Poured brown. Nice looking bubbly brownish head. Nice lacing on the glass, and a nice pattern left in the beer. Aroma of pine and malts. Huge hop hit of pine and grapefruit flavors with the first sip. Grassy notes in the end. As it warmed up I got sweet caramel notes in the back. Not as much oak as I would have expected was it was nice what I got, not overdone. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. Dry finish, medium to full bodied. Mouth feel was creamy and smooth. Nice tingle on my tounge from the carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10306) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle (at the Dsseldorf Gathering): Strong fruity and aromatic-hoppy nose; robust to strong bitter dry flavour, medium bodied; lingering distinctive dry resinous-hoppy finish. Very decent stuff.........

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2007
A strongly hopped, alcoholic ale with a fruity, hoppy aroma. The aftertaste is spectacular. This beer simply explodes with flavor on contact with the tongue. Excellent beer!

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