Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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United Kingdom (England)
3.49/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 355ml can with a packing date of April 2013. Acquired a while back from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as a Scotch ale, along with a Sputnik reference that I don't understand.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. A dark ruby-brown hue that appears almost black in the glass. Some floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a small head of tan foam that settles rapidly and dissipates within a minute or two. Aroma of sweet, grainy malt with hints of caramel/toffee, faint brown sugar, mild dried fruit, subtle pine, fruity ale yeast and stewed hops. A warming whiff of booze in the background.
Tastes of sweet, fruity malt with a mildly bitter finish. Notes of caramel/toffee, grain, a twinge of brown sugar, faint roasted malt, dried fruit, pine, ale yeast and stewed hops. A touch of alcohol in the background. Quite sweet, followed by a restrained yet hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with effervescent carbonation and good body. A lingering aftertaste of sweet caramel, grain and faint pine.
I'm never quite sure what to make of this style, but a decent brew nonetheless. Looks a bit lifeless - shame the head disappears so rapidly. The aroma and flavour are replete with sweet caramel and hints of sugar, along with a touch of pine-laden hops. Nice, smooth body. A solid effort, though I can't say it blew me away. Worth sampling if you stumble across it, but I probably wouldn't go hunting for it.
Serving type: can
04-05-2014 23:29:01 | More by jazzyjeff13
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