“Too many strive towards complacency as a goal. We grow up thinking that the ability to become complacent is the equivalence of success in life. True Arrogant Bastards know that this could not be further from the truth. The real beauty, richness and depth in life can only be found if the journey through life itself is looked upon as a constant chance to learn, live and find life’s passion. Passion threatens the complacent, and fills them with fear. Fear of the new, the deep and the different. We, on the other hand, seek it out. Endlessly, joyously…and aggressively. To this end we bring you the “OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale.” Another reward for those seeking new sources of passion, and another point of dissension for those who are not.”
No more Founders beers, for now. This is the second beer in a row with Bastard in it’s name though. Also the third variation of Stone’s Bastard line on the blog. I had a gift card to World Market and got excited when I saw single 12 oz bottles. I would like to drink all the Bastard beers together to be able to see the differences better than reading old reviews. Hopefully that will be a review in the future. A very buzzed review. On the pour its a dark hazy red with a good head that leaves a some good lacing throughout the drink. In the nose I first get malty toffee notes and then some hop. It’s a great smell that is pretty complex, there’s more there that I can’t put my nose on. At first taste it’s really smooth and a tiny bit sweet then it moves on to the hops. There’s also a lot more going on in this beer than I can recognize. I prefer this one to the regular Bastard. Good stuff.