KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews & Comments

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Stone "Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale"
Stone Brewing Company - Escondido, California USA
American Strong Ale (ABV 7.2%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 17/20

The pour was a medium murky brown with a very large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that lasted throughout and had superb lacing.

The aroma was very pronounced with a tawny wine alcohol scent that gets you right away and also had dark bread malts, a nice resin hop and a sweet doughy yeast with hints of citrus (grapefruit), pineapple, caramel and a nice smoky oak.

It tasted sweetly acidic and very malty with a note of caramel from the onset then progressed into a bitter hoppy woody flavor with a strong grapefruit presence and had a mild alcohol warming finish.

Mouthfeel was just a few shades above medium in body with the texture being nice and dry yet creamy and having a mild carbonation.

Overall fantastic Strong Ale with tons of flavor, and a complexity that allows you to taste all flavors. Yet doesn’t let any one of them overpower the other.

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