When I put together my last 6-pack of adult beverages one practically leaped off the shelf into my basket.  Not because of its name … though it is pretty bold … but because of what I had read about it.

Any beer that is bold enough … arrogant enough … to tell me I won’t like it … well … read what they say about their own brew:

OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale: This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory — maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beer will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make a beer taste better. Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this.

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.

The aroma of this beer was rather smokey … with full flavor … it has a sweet robust malty flavor up front where you could definitely taste the oak chips and caramel.  A great find … thought at almost $15 a 6-pack I will probably not be buying more in the near future … but it did wash down my 3-meat w/ mushroom pizza in an arrogant fashion!