Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013BeerRenter76 (1007) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
I had this on tap at Hard Times Cafe in Woodbridge, VA. I usually try this one at least once a year, but this is the first time Iíve reviewed it:
Ap: Dark caramel color, a bit cloudy, moderately carbonated, and about an inch worth of head.
Ar: Bouquet of flowers, however, there is a bit of earthiness to it also. On second thought, is that earthiness or staleness?
T: Not the most refreshing thing Iíve tasted. There is a kind of unsettling, sour taste to this brew. I notice the same thing in the Sublimely Self-Righteous. The finish is nice and smooth though and this, in my opinion, is where the Oaked AB differs from the regular flagship version.
P: The hoppy sourness clings to the taste buds like crazy and just lingers! I noticed quite a bit of frothy lacing.
O: I always want to route for this beer (as I do many of Stones IPA and "Strong Ales"), but every time drink this brew, I notice the same unpleasantness time and time again. Iím sure others with disagree and thatís fine, but this beer just doesnít do it for me.
Originally rated on 2/22/09. Oaked bastard pours a foreboding brown-amber body, with thin off white cap. Flavors were many and complex, initial taste of citrus fruits then the vanilla and smokey oak hints battle the bitter hops, finally the nutty maltiness makes an appearance, with the bitterness clinging on for the finish. the worst thing about this was the price but you get what you pay for, overall it is a very impressive beer weihenweizen (3746) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear Amber with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, lower carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, big oak, and earthly. john44 (3062) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in July 2009 - Mahogany Red in colour. Aggressively hopped; citrus piney oily hops. Solid malts; roasty malty, caramel, toffee. Fruity; citrus. Smoother than the original unoaked version, i.e. rather toned down. Sweetish throughout with a bitter hoppy finish. (2009-07)
jlong1965 (16) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Loved this beer obviously form the rating. Oak and hop balanced aroma. Pine and oak great pair. Flavor of malt hops and oak. 33 1/3% of each. Great finish to match the favors. kustie (1155) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
DerWeg (1678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
Amber color with creamy white head. Aroma has grass, malt, oak, dark fruits. Taste is malty with long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of resin, cocoa, oak, dark malt.
Having a Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard after Double Bastard, again enjoying it more than I thought. Has a more moderate alcohol than the powerful Double. The hops are less marlelade-y (which I loved) and more piney and grapefruit-pithy, a touch leafy. The oak wood intertwines beautifully, a real balancing act and overall more delicate than expected.
Stone Box rocks! This brewer really doesnít make gimmick beers. polo_marco (332) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Smells of sweet malts and huge scent of the oak wood with a hint of raisen. A beautiful redish brown color with small off white head. Heaps of malt Flavor ceasing the palate then tons of bitter hops coming out. Finishing off nicely with a touch of booze and brown sugar, choppy bitter ending but very complex and enjoable. Full body brew with Juicey carbonation. Great tasting brew love all the back and forth with the sweet and bitterness. Nice work! kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at Ran and Daleís. Thanks Melody! 2013 bottle. Subtle oak and smoke, a little red fruit. Woodsy and bitter and a little dry. Dry mouthfeel and full-bodied - a little bit oxidized but good nonetheless. Percy0103 (766) - MEXICO - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle, 660ml. A clear dark reddish beer with some sediments and a small foamy head. Deep oaked aroma of malt, spices, alcohol and firewood. Taste is bitter with a strong malt finish. Robust bodied with some carbonation and astrigency. Rich aftertaste of malt and spices with an alcoholic finish. A proper American Strong Ale. Sdaniel90 (1080) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle, 660ml. Deep reddish with heavy sediment and a lively, frothy brown head. Rich roasted caramel and fruity aromas. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malt character with a stinging dry hoppy bitterness. Absolutely delicious, this is how beer should be.