Bule (705) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redwood Cafe. Pours a thick dark brown color with frothy beige head. Lots of maltiness with a bit of caramel. Smooth going.
novice101 (298) - - JUN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this out of the nitro can, it was awesome. Loads of malty sweetness with an amazing creamy head. There was also caramel and chocolate within the malty sweetness
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oskar Blues puts out quality brews but to me seem a bit harsh. Actually this review is on The Old Chub Nitro. A dark hue. Foamy head. The smell of malts is stark. You can sense the booze but it is not too strong. I could sense a faint butterscotch taste. Not s beer meant to chug. Full bodied. I would have liked to see more booze in the middle to add a kick. Its good but it seems like the wash is too bitter. Its good but it won’t rock your world. Founders scotch ale seems to be a better interpretation of this style.
BrewHaMeister (155) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours a cola brown with a fizzy tan head and little lacing. Aromas of chocolate malt, barrel aged whiskey, spices, and bread. Flavor is semi sweet. Nice beer.
Vestlake (120) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Very cold with virtually no head. Heavy malt aroma. Taste is all malt with a little smoke finish. Great tasting scotch ale and will buy again.
Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro can pour. Dark mahogany color with creamy tan head. Boozy roasty aroma. Nice malty flavor with creamy nitro palette. Sweet finish. Enjoyable experience.
Earlier Rating: 12/27/2013 Total Score: 4
Dark mahogany color and tall brown head. Light boozy aroma, roasty, malty flavors, hint of molasses. Finish is a lingering sweetness. Maybe the best scotch ale I have had. Turns out you don't have to be complex and ultra hoppy to be a great beer, you just have to be made by people who care about quality.
miscyn57 (3) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best tasting beer! Malty goodness! Have tried it cold and warmed with brown sugar, butter and spices. Delicious both ways!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From can to bottle. Chocolate and bread aromas dominate. Clear, tawny chestnut with a small tan head that does not linger. Taste is rich and whiskey like. Moderate high dry fruit and a sweetness on the finish. Very refined complexity.
Darkmagus82 (545) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-20-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a medium brown color with only a tiny off white head. The head faded fast to leave only a small amount of lacing.
Smell – A very sweet and malty aroma greet the nose. The malt is of a light roasted nature – very brown bread, with the sweet being a mix of darker fruit and some caramel.
Taste – Just as the nose forbade, this beer is sweet and malty. It begins with a good dose of brown bread mixed with some dark fruit (mainly fig in nature). Soon after however, other sweeter flavors of cherry mix in with the bread and fig. As time advances more of a light boozy and lightly hoppy flavor mix into the rest, leaving a very satisfying aftertaste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The beer has a higher than average thickness in body with the carbonation level being on the lower side. Both the thickness and the lower carbonation accentuate the malty and sweeter flavors of the beer and really allow them to be experienced on the tongue.
Overall – One fantastic and pretty easy drinking beer. It has a nice smooth flavor yet still is able to pack a punch.
1guywith_aboat (216) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint sweet malt aroma with a little spice. Pours brown. Flavor opens up to alcohol sweet toasty malt, slight hop bitterness, biscuity, very good. Fairly heavy body. Alcohol taste is strong. Had a can at Chris?s hot dogs in Montgomery, al. Intersting fact: one of the guys from chris?s (possibly the owner, not sure) is dale?s (oscar blues) uncle. That’s pretty cool.