pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3-2-08 can shared at tasting
Amber dark brown with a thin tan head. It just didnít blow me away and I was expecting it to be stellar. Smell is malty and sweet and dirt-like. Flavor is nice and sweet and quite simple. Most drinkable of the style by far. Creamy palate. Nice, and I would like to try again.
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown color (like a scotch), with bitter sweet aroma, with hints of chocolate. Sweet malty flavor with that smokiness they mention at the finish. Excellent beer.
beerbaron420 (2) - North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark brown, with a tan creamy head. Sweet malt smell with a hint of chocolate. a nice creamy palate. Taste is all nice sweet malts, with a smokey alcohol finish. I still canít believe this came in a can. Great beer
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Very dark brown, small brown tinted head. Aroma is really good: huge malt presence, lots of powdered chocolate in that sweetness, hints of roast, smoke, peat, almonds, and a really nice earth/bread character to it. Taste follows suit, really nice malt sweetness with more chocolate, nuttiness, and a wisp of smoke at the end. Alcohol comes through at the end in the form of a slight burn, but there is so much flavour here I hardly even notice. Those might be some hops in the finish or just more alcohol, I cannot tell. Creamy perfectly carbonated mouthfeel making it taste very fresh. A new standard for Scotch Ales for me - what a brewer.
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Pours a cloudy dark brown, with little head. Huge malt aroma. Flavor is dominated by sweet malts with an alcohol finish. Palate is nice and creamy. Overall an excellent Ale, from an excellent brewer. Wish it came in session strength.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious beer! Smoky malts. Sweet and smoky flavor that is pretty near all malt. Damn good. This is an exceptional beer from a style that Iím not all that keen on. Keep up the good work Oskar Blues!
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 can courtesy of thickerfreakness at tasting
Pours a dark maroon brown with a tan head atop. Smell is as expected for the style with peaty maltiness in the nose. Never been my favorite style, so the sample size was ample for me. Creamy body and flavor of malt and peatiness. Slight touch of hops to balance but the smoky flavor of the Scotch Ales have never been my thing.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber brown with a nice creamy head. Sweet dried cherries, molasses, and raisins in the aroma. Creamy smoked malt flavor, brown sugar, molasses, and dry finish. Chewy palate at just the right thickness. Well balanced enjoyable beer.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ol chub....sounds like a porno name. Lots of malty-roasty-goodness...semi sweet chocolate...maybe even a bit o bourbon? An interesting brew out of a can! one of the few, but usually these few are exceptional!
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can (duh), pours a deep dark brown with a large thick head. Nose is strong and pleasant with lots of malt and roastiness. Attack to finish is some of the best maltiness iíve had with just a touch of peatyness. Very surprisingly nice beer.