The Old Chub Scotch Ale from Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colorado pours out a deep brown in color with some ruby highlights and is topped with a two finger, tan, dense head that slowly reduces to a thin film. On the nose, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted grain, peat and a little molasses. In the mouth, rich in flavor with layers of flavor and depth. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, cream, roasted grain, molasses, smoke and a light alcohol warmth. Full side of medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Thick sheets of lacing on the glass. Incredibly long finish packed with flavor. Chocolate, smoke and cream lasting the longest.
One of the best Scotch Ales you can buy. Wonderful flavor, delightfully complex and very drinkable. Oskar Blues hit a home run with this craft beer. Highly recommended.
12 ounce can, 8.0% ABV, Canned on 06-20-12 17:20
Beer 209 of 366 for 2012