12 Beers: Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Mellow hop and caramel aromas.

Pours a dark amber with a medium thick head that is tan in color.  Lacing was thin and the head quickly faded.

The oak flavor is first to hit the tongue but is quickly followed by bitter and pine hop flavors.  Finishes quickly and dry.

I really enjoy the original Arrogant Bastard Ale, it is one of my favorites, but was less than impressed with this version.  Perhaps it was an 'off-bottle' but I didn't think the flavors meshed together.  Perhaps another bottle is in order.  I may revisit this after Christmas.