Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Stone Brewing - Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
Although I have reviewed a few Stone brews in the past (and for the record I think they are one of the best around), I have been putting off reviewing Arrogant Bastard. I really don't think it is that great and it certainly does not deserve the attention it gets. Good marketing does not equal good beer. I know your face is turning red right now and it is really apparent against your dumbass black Arrogant Bastard hoodie (which you think is the coolest fucking article of clothing in the world) but really the beer is not that great. Don't fool yourself. Enter Oaked Arrogant Bastard. I really, really like this beer. The oakiness is totally an undertone which is disappointing compared to other breweries' oaked beer but at least I like Arrogant Bastard now. I wish the oak was more in your face but I guess you have to take what you can get. It still does not deserve the name though. 4.25 out of 5. Drink it.