Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale
05/03/2008, 3:40 AM
Filed under: Oskar Blues, Scotch ale (thistle) | Tags: , , , , ,

Oskar Blues Old ChubABV:8.0%
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz can
Glass: tulip (nee thistle)
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville
Price: $1.50 per can
Consumed at: home

Impression: Deep dark ruby brown. Rich. tastes of chocolate, coffee, and smoke in a slightly thin base, but not badly so. Visually stunning. Head starts off tannish brown and thick, but reduces to a wispy foam with little head on a sometimes brown, sometimes deep ruby body. Palate is slightly thin, but likely in keeping with the style. I’m not that familiar with Scotch Ale. A very nice color and aroma, and the alcohol is hidden well. Not nearly as rich as a chocolate or coffee stout, but certainly a drinkable, worthy ale.

pilsener servingAroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 15 out of 20 I liked the dark rich color, the chocolate aroma, and the relatively reasonable price per can for an Oskar Blues beer. Dale’s Pale Ale can go for upwards of 4.50 per can.

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One of my favorite beers of all time. Now I feel privileged to be able to just drive down 15 minutes to a Spec’s and buy sixers of this and Dale’s for about $1.50 a can! Viva Las Texas!

Comment by Kevin

Good analysis – right on the money I thought

Comment by Dan

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