rdixon77 (2921) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. The oak chips help balance out the giant malt and hoppiness of the bastard. Still nice dark fruit and sweetness. Strong stuff, not mind blowing but good. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle poured into a tumbler..copper color with a fluffy white head..aroma of pine,resin,wood,caramel..sticky,hoppy,earthy..good stuff. bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Meh, underwhelming, cheap enough though. Not buying again, not worth it. many others to try.. IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Everything in the Arrogant Bastard plus the oak. I liked this better, but I like oak. Not too big on oak so good! It seemed the oak helped balance out the caramel I complained about in my AB rating. Perfect brew in my opinion. 721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Finally had this, loved the regular arrogant for ever, this one is great big hoppy and malty in both nose and flavor, evident oak throu out! Oak added and did not take away from experience! Perfect guys!
mrohia (278) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Archer's, Dayton, OH, draft. Tastes like bourbon. Creamy white head. Bitter and hoppy. Brown.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Randy4Beer (513) - - MAR 4, 2015
Dark copper body, with a full, pillowy white head. One of the most beautiful looking beers I’ve ever laid eyes on. Aromas are pine cones, and wood. The flavours also feature the pine and oak, but caramel malts are shining through as well. There is also some earthy dankness in the mix. A dry bitter finish rounds out the pleasure of drinking this one. androman (2632) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
12fl oz @ brauhaus, Edinburgh. Body is deep ruby amber, big particles, head is medium tan creamy mostly diminishing excellent lacing. Nose is honey, aroma is oak chips, rotten wood, leaves, light licorice. Light sweet, medium to heavy heavy roasty bitter, later more hoppy. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, easy to drink, very interesting, perfect balance. kraddel (8575) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Pours fuzzy amberbrown . Smell is sweet , bitter . Hints of oak . Rather thin mouthfeel . Bitter , raisins ( very intense ) . chinchill (5154) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
undated 12 oz bottled served in a large Austrian glass mug [from notes]
Pours a cloudy orange-brown with a moderate tan head. he creamy head has very good retention. Spicy hops, a floral note, roasted barley and a woodsy hint of oak in the nose. There is more than a hint of the woodsy oak in the taste, and more hop flavor than I expected given the aroma. Moderately bitter, with some detectable sweetness early on. A lasting, malt- and oak-tinged hoppy aftertaste.
Medium+ body; good carbonation, but perhaps a tad high.
O - a richly flavored beer with no obvious flaws. I enjoyed it and can see why some others have given it high ratings, but the flavor profile was not entirely to my liking.