Chaka - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Poured into a pint glass.
A- Pours a dark amber, almost light brown, color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Thick, semi-resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.
S- Lots of sweetness from the yeast, malt and rich Belgian candi sugar. Dark fruit notes plus some banana and spice.
T- Flavor is a lot of the same with a bunch of candi sugar providing a big sweetness. The alcohol is well-hidden but what you get in return is a nearly cloying sweetness. Notes of banana bread, spice and toffee.
M- Slightly thick and a bit sticky. Medium-low carbonation and a medium body.
O- Though I do like the fact that it's so strong yet easy to drink, it's a bit one-dimensional with the heavy handed sweetness and typical Belgian yeast character. Also I feel like the 16 oz serving is a bit much for a beer of this ABV.
06-01-2014 17:45:12 | More by Immortale25
3.86/5 rDev +1.6%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):
LOOK: Weathered copper; clean, sizeable head
SMELL: Bready, caramel, cotton candy, medicinal, ripe plums, peppercorn, herbal, yeast, grassy
TASTE: Creamy, malty, peppery, bread crust, nutty, hay, ripe fruit, smooth, taffy, faintly phenolic, broth, chicory, alcohol; dry, long-lingering finish
Collaborations: Everyone is doing them these days. This one has no problem standing out, as the packaging is unique—a resealable pint can from Ball Corp. Oskar Blues Brewery & Sun King Brewing Co. came together and punched out a solid Belgo-American ale.
11-27-2013 23:03:43 | More by BeerAdvocate
Chaka from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.