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Oskar Blues Old Chub (Bourbon Barrel)

Oskar Blues Old Chub (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Old Chub aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Murky dark cocoa brown with a foamy beige head. Boozy brown sugar bourbon nose with sweet cake like vanilla and chocolate. Wonderful chocolate cake flavors with vanilla and coconut abounding, with lots of brown sugar boubon and sweet chocolaty oak. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Deep hazy amber pour with a small head. Rich malty nose. Brown bread, cherry fruit leather, toffee. Smoked wood and earth. Similar flavor. A bit of hot treacle and toffee. Burnt brown sugar. Mild tart fruit accents. Full body, a touch boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sitzds (318) - - JUL 4, 2014
This review is for the whiskey barrel aged version that was served at Hunahpu’s day 2014. On draft and poured into Huna’s day souvenir taster glass. Cola brown and clear with thin tan head. Smells of malt, whiskey, wood, coconut, caramel, and toffee. Strong barrel notes come on the taste with coconut, wood, and vanilla leading the way. Malt, peat, caramel, and brown sugar come mid-palate with moderately strong sweetness. Boozy burn on the swallow. Medium-full body, sticky thick texture, nearly flat carbonation, boozy sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (436) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Draft at Vine and Barley Palm City - pours dark brown. Smells of oak, vanilla, bourbon, and malty sweetness. The taste is sweet with a malty backbone, plus some bourbon flavor. Solid!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Deep gold pour, white head. Rich bourbon and vanilla dominate this. Very full flavored, sweet and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4980) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, toffee, bourbon, and dark fruits. Flavor was mainly bourbon and caramel, light toast and some cherries too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Draft at hunahpu day 2014. Pours a cloudy brown with muddy red highlights. Barely any head. Smell is boozey with the expected bourbon/whiskey and vanilla tones. Taste is initially bourbon with some hints of toffee and caramel. Vanilla comes through mid palate. Mouthfeel is a little sweet, as I would expect. Likely amplified due to minimal carbonation in this pour. Overall I like it better than regular old chub, not as smokey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9939) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #95. Draft at Brewvival. This beer’s 100th rating! Pours a murky brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Aroma of big bourbon notes, strong herbaceous notes, mild toffee and raisin. The taste is bourbon, vanilla, maple, toffee, whiskey, earth, mild candied citrus. Medium bodied, slight heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7472) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Keg at RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grain and biscuit with a bit of barrel backing. Flavor has more bourbon up front with some dark earthy grains and a bit of biscuit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
16oz growler from Beverage World. Served at around 50F.

Pours dark brown with a small light brown head that quickly fades to a wispy cap and ring.

Aroma is big bourbon, vanilla and oak up front and I guess a little Old Chub underneath. Anise, molasses, overripe dark fruit, some charred notes.

Flavor is bourbon, serious overripe dark fruit, pretty sweet, vanilla, caramel, anise, smoky, oaky, yummy.

Mouthfeel starts a little prickly but then softens up, somewhat sticky, moderate carbonation.

Big time bourbon, overshadows the Old Chub a bit, but that’s okay...this stuff is good, rich and delicious.

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