Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review: Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
8.0% ABV
Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO
12 oz can
Served in Duvel tulip glass
Date on bottle: Canned on 11/27/12
Reviewed on 4/4/13 

This Scotch ale pours a dark, opaque amber color with a thick beige head that has decent retention.  Nice lacing.

Smell consists of hops, malt, caramel, alcohol, brown sugar, muted candy, spices.

Taste consists of hops, malt, chocolate (on the thin side), alcohol, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, cherry, mild citrus.

Mouthfeel is smooth yet earthy, with good bitterness at the back of the mouth.  Some dryness.  A bit thick on the tongue.

Overall, a solid tasting Scotch ale that has some good caramel and dark fruit tastes and some alcohol warmth.  Chocolate and brown sugar comes across as well, and there's decent bitterness and dryness mixed in.  Not overly familiar with the style, but this is a good beer.  Another solid offering from Oskar Blues.

My score: 91

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