norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours nice clear amber with a foamy white head. Very hoppy/floral aroma. Soft, buttery, sweet, hoppy taste. Finish of caramel with a slightly bitter end. Wonderfull beer. Best beer in a can. Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2007
A dry and piny version of the strong ale. Makes this a guzzler of an ASA. Beautiful big red and sticky appearance. Love Oskar Blues, Love the can. Thanks Beerlando. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2007
Dark orange colour with average head. Musty, tea-ish hoparoma, something in between of citruses, grapes and nuts. Sweet malty with caramel and loaded with flavouring hops. Bit woody with rounded mouthfeel. Not as biter as the 2IPas but bitter enough. Very good, tasty beer. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 12oz can from my Secret Santa - thanks, Santa! Really fine looking brew, with a deep ruby-to-brown body and modest head. Amazing how much quality canned beer is out there these days. Something about the aggressive hop profile and the smooth caramel just screams Arrogant Bastard to me. And though Gordon ranks just a shade below, the comparison is largely favorable. Big props to this one. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Sampled during Cellar’s Wine & Spirits Friday evening beer tasting in St Paul, MN. Pours a coppery orange amber brew with a decent white head that has a good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, honey, papaya and some citrusy spruce. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of smooth caramel malt and apricot flavor. Finish is slightly hoppy bitter with a fruity aftertaste. It appears that Oskar Blues has their canning system working above par.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
12 oz can. Thanks for splitting the 4-pack iowaherkeye. Poured a clear reddish-orange color. Head was a prodigious three fingers high and off white. It was so sticky that it lasted until the bottom of the glass. Plenty of lace was left behind. Attractive aroma of caramel, citrusy hops, dried apple, and apricot. Sweet, oily, and smooth on the tongue with a fruit and malt dominated flavor consisting of burnt toffee, peach, caramel, and a squeeze of grapefruit. There is a lingering honey covered nut accent. The hop bitterness is on the low end of the spectrum and only peeks out in the last few moments. Skinnyviking (9670) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting almost orange head. Clear cobber body. Apple, pear, peach, oranges, nuts aroma with a nice shot of hops. Flavor astonishingly fresh and fruity and has a fair amount of hops bitterness. Good balance between the frutyness, the bitterness and the relativly high alcohol percentage. Low carbonation, good and dry long aftertaste. undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
can. Pours copper/amber with a medium off white head. Sweet malt and citrus hops. Taste is the same. cloying and not my style. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2007
12 oz can. A deep copper pour with a medium tan head. A strong hops aroma greets you right away. A flavor that is heavy malt followed by a very nice warmth. A bitter that isn’t as harsh as the aroma would indicate. A palate that is full and smooth with very nice middle of the road carbonation that a beer this big needs to be successful in my opionion. Not the hop monster that I expected from the nose but a very good beer. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Tasty, thick, hoppy, malty concoction which reminds me of Arrogant Bastard a bit. Very nice stuff.