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Old Chub (Sour Cherry) 2009 Barrel | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by julian89 on 06-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer at Brick store pub in Decatur, GA.
They're have a series of rare barrel age brews that they receive with collaboration and due to the fact that Brick Store is a world renowned pub.

Appearance: Poured from tap into a adapted pilsner glass. Poured a dark purple with a cream 1/2 inch head with good retention and minimal lacing. The age gave it a certain clarity and rich purple color from the sour cherry. It is a beautiful adaptation to Old Chub ( a fruit beer adaptation)

Smell: This is the best part. Right off the bat I'm bombarded by rich sour cherry smells mixed with fairly high alcohol content. It's smells like a sour fruit lambic (and taste a bit like one too). Once the fruit smell subsides (allowing the beer to settle) the familiar smells of rich, roasted, dark malt and strong Scottish whiskey come through.

Taste: The smells come through in the taste straightforward. The sour cherries are the most pronounced. As the beer settles and warms in this 90-100 degree Atlanta heat, the beer becomes more bitter and a little more difficult to drink. The taste cold is fantastic. The alcohol content seems more pronounced in this beer than a typical Old Chub.

Mouthfeel: A medium body, rich feel. Medium to full carbonation.

Drinkability: Overall this was a very intriguing variation to the Old Chub. A 3 year aged fruit Scottish ale is an experience to be had. I'm glad I got to enjoy it.

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Old Chub (Sour Cherry) 2009 Barrel from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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