calivania (62) - USA - NOV 12, 2006
Almost a starter Bastard. I certainly expected something less creamy, and dare I say it subtle. But it gets bolder as it warms. Bourbon and leather-- like the Harvard Club. rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
What can I say being a BIG fan of the standard Arrogant Bastard. This Oaked version is outstanding and I was glad I was able to get it from my local store. mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Love this beer. Very tasty hoppy caramel flavor with notes of oak. Oak chips actually floating around in the brew. Amazingly well balanced. BrewmeisterEd (61) - USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured a translucent brown with an off white head that dissipated quickly but left a lot of lacing. Smells of pine. Sweet tasting and hard for me to isolate the ’oak’, but really tasty nonetheless. Solid feel and holds its own against the non-oaked variety. mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Appearance: remarkably quickly dissipating head; strong haze; dark reddish-orange
Aroma: nice combination of malt, hops and oak; oak seems nicely integrated on nose
Flavor: very strong hop bitterness (as could be expected from all Stone products); malt and oak present in background; not bad but no real "wow" factor
Mouthfeel: Extremely aggressive carbonation eventually turns smooth and creamy; average at best
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Undescribable. Oaked beer! It is very good and very different. It will remind you of a young bourbon, because of the ’oaked’, I’m assuming. Not the best, but very, very good. And different. Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a thick, dark brown with a very thin head; gone almost instantly. Smells of caramel maltiness and faint vanilla. Dark fruits abound. The oak taste definitely comes through for me. Full bodied, oily, thick mouthfeel and a really smooth finish. Acquire.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bah, i just wrote a review that my computer ate up. Okay, quickly: pretty amber-red color, nice head, but that dissipates pretty quickly. Smells like old wood dirt/earth... and then florals. Weirdly enough, it tastes really citrusy and is way too hoppy. Why is it so hoppy? I think the taste and smell are a bit mismatched, though neither individually is terrible.
I like un-oaked arrogant bastard ale better. xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
As good if not better than the original. Great body and good balance. Beautiful hop flavor. Have another? YES. exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Pours with an appealing 1/4" tan head which dissipates quickly but laces extensively. Lovely deep reddish brown color. Flavor is quite similar to the normal AB but with considerable more alcohol warmth and a hint of vanilla. A truly glorious beer.