Beer 111/365 – Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard

Style: American Strong Ale

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Oakey hops

Will I be drinking this again: Probably, but depends what else is in my fridge at the time.

Grade: B+

2/27/2010: I remember my first experience with Arrogant Bastard was not a good one. Granted this was about 5-6 years ago when I thought all beer was supposed to be drank out of a bottle, and they are all supposed to be taken down via big swigs. Also at the time I hated anything hoppy so obviously arrogant bastard was a bad choice. Well thats in the past and I am going to give it another try, except oaked. Oh and how about I found this snifter for 26 cents at a thrift shop, sweet!

Right away you smell the oak from the Arrogant Bastard. A nice hop aroma also. Aggressive hops lead the way for taste, with some caramely sugar taste, then a big hit of alcohol, finished off with a nice oak flavor. The taste is very good and very original, but the alcohol is way to prevalent. Now don’t get me wrong I love a good strong beer, but this one tasted WAY stronger than 7.2%. I do realize ASA’s are supposed to taste strong, but this one taste’s much strong than the average. Mouthfeel is good, silky, very nice carbonation. Overally a pretty solid beer with a great taste, just needs better stealth alcohol ninja skills.

Picture of the day: A few misguided Yahoo Answers.

Published in: on February 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. a great beer. I like it much better than the regular Arrogant Bastard.

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