DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 12-oz. can. Pours a deep, rich copper-amber color with a brief yellowish-tan head and light effervescence. Sweet caramel and bread dough are the primary aromas with some maple syrup, toasted grain, wheat crackers, and a hint of nutmeg and allspice. Sweet (but just short of cloying) malty taste of caramel, a vegetal resiny tone (almost like rhubarb), some allspice, a light earthy hop bitterness, and a hint of smoky campfire. Medium body with a slightly slick texture. OK.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with light brown head. Malty-smokey aroma. Some roasted malt flavors combine with caramel and light smoke. Very complex and well balanced.
clueo (145) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent beer. Pours a light brown color with a large hazy head. The smell is sweet raisins and the taste is superb. You canít taste the alcohol at all.
JohnGalt1 (275) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
perfect 1" tan head.. great lacing for the entire glass.. brew is clear brown with dark ruby highlites when held to a light.... looks very nice.. though possibly a little dark.
Aroma is chocolate forward .. roasted malts and only enough though lite fruitiness ... whaffs of smoke.
WOW on the first sip... blows the aroma out of the water.. dark malts ... pronounced phenols and lingering lip smacking goodness. thick.. oily.. yummy. chocolate and medium caramel malts.. the smoked malt comes on mid-palate and lingers through the finish...
Great body and adequate carbonation ... finishes forever. alcohol is evident but not distracting.... Old Chub is a real sipper... not because it is too big, but because you want to savor it... but one is and probably always will be enough for me.
A great canned beer and one of if not the best domestic Scotch Ale Iíve had.
flyfishandbeer (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty beer, even out of a can, its still sweet on my palate and quite malty. could be a little creamier if you as me as well. overall good beer, and a winter staple
cduncan14 (133) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can. Aromas of oak barrel, smoke, butterscotch and the inside of a winery. Cola-colored with a foamy tan head. Flavors of peat, toasted malt, and it kind of tastes like an old fashioned (particularly bourbon and citrus). Not the best scotch ale Iíve ever tasted, but surprisingly good for a canned beer.
hockeybeerguy (532) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep dark amber/brown and leaves the same colored body with a two finger white foamy head in my thistle. Adequate light foamy lacing clings to the sides of the glass. In the aroma, a nice showcase of the typical "peat" smells of a Scottish ale along with some caramel and chocolate. I do get the malt scotch. The taste is sweet with all of the previously mentioned flavors showcasing a nice arrangement of sweet notes. Fairly easy on the palate, decent amount of malts subtly coat the mouth. Overall, my first wow by Oskar Blues, its about time, I would definitely have this again. Funny how the can was dated 07/16/13 and it was very good as of today.
gmb5127 (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strangely enough I smell a little bit of berries. Tastes a decent amount like a scotch without the strong alcohol hit.
tillmac62 (117) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Canned 9/24/13. Dark brown pour with a dark ruby cast. Massive head and lasting lacing. Light nose of malt - sweet, chocolate, biscuit. Heavy medium bodied with normal carbonation. The mouthfeel is almost slick. The taste profile is every flavor of malt available. Very well balanced between the malt variants with just a hint of alcohol. The flavor isnít as pronounced as Founderís Dirty Bastard, but this one is outstanding. The finish is smooth with a slight alcohol kick on the roof of the mouth that lingers.
dlovell2 (536) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Frisco Grille on Nitro tap. Pours dark brown with an amber tint and a creamy tan head from the nitro. Roasted malt aroma and brown sugar some alcohol aroma. Silky Creamy feel. Sweet caramel malt flavor with Roasted malt flavors and molasses. Some chocolate and vanilla notes. Some alcohol finish. The nitro really makes it amazing. I had in a can once but after having the nitro pour not sure if I can go back.