eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Arrogant Bastard has never been one of my favorite stone offerings. The oak tastes much the same to me. It still has this slightly syrupy feel on the palate I donít like. The flavors are pretty good. The oaking seems to make only subtle differences. flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle pours a hazy brown with a full tan head, nice lacing. Aromas of peach and grapefruit. Taste is oaky, brown sugar, chocolate malts, and citrusy hops. Bitter but full and balanced. Aftertaste is rich coffee. An interesting palate of flavors. ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2008
This Arrogant Bastard is amazing. The Oaked smell invites me into itís smooth taste and flavor. Itís color is a beautiful dark amber. Itís is a smooth and subtle as a bastard ale will get. There is no overwhelming flavor, just liquid goodness. Stays on my tounge well, itís a great drink.I am highly impressed with this special beer. Great for all times of year! kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2009
it pours out ruby gold with an off white thick head. it has a dark maroon colored body with slight bubbles rising from the bottom. there is some good lacing in the glass and it takes a little while for the head to fall. the aromas i am getting is obiviously oak wood which complements the hoppy smell. a sweet malty scent is pushing through also. the taste is a sweet malty flavour with cloves, vanilla, wood, and a piny hop kick. the aftertaste starts mellow, but finishes with a great hop kick wich lingers for a good little while. great beer. JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Clear, deep mahogany/cherry color (darker than the non-oaked Bastard), off white lasting head; very inviting. Similar super strong floral/piney/citrus hop aroma to the regular Bastard, slight oak aroma which is a nice addition. Oak taste is pretty masked by the mother-loads of delicious hops, though. 12-oz bottle. Pasadena, CA, USA.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a darker amber color with a beige head. Nose is hops, sweetness and slight vanilla notes as well. Flavor is big hops, caramel, vanilla, slight wood flavors as well but not overwhelming. Nice bitter finish to it. Donít get too much of the oak on this but can tell its there. Good twist from the original. Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Out of the bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. Smell is deep oak as is the taste. The taste isnít my favorite, but it definitely has an oak flavor. muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Deep filling and malty aroma. Deep red-brown appearance. VERY bitter start and a decisively bitter finish. More of a pleasure to drink than the original arrogant bastard but it would be difficult to drink more than one in an evening. A great beer made better by the oak chip aging. georgebrassin (176) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
25/03/2010 From Half Time Beverage in Poughkeepsie. Pours a dark red beer. Small head. Low carbonation. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, sugar, vanilla. Flavor is bitter, caramel, spicy. duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Like the original, except not as in-your-face. Soft, almost vanilla like body brings forward the oak flavor. Not sure I like this better than the original bastard, though it is an interesting and tasty beer!