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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stumac on 06-12-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 33
Photo of zeppedled
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not your typical IPA. Dark, frothy and reminds me of a dark lager. However, the mild hops mixed with a heavily toasted malt is unique and not bad. The mouth feel of this is what wins, and the hops are not as forward as you would expect. This should be in its own category. Overall I like this, but could not do too many, not as crisp and refreshing as your typical IPA but still good. I would certainly have this again if they only sold them in cans or bottles.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ive said it before and i will say it again, oskar blues needs to start releasing these beers in cans if they want to stay relevant in the craft game amongst the geeks. this beer is so good, but aside from a few draft handles, it will never see the light of day. a real shame. i enjoyed one on tap at ernies, and im glad i did. its one of the frothiest yet driest examples of the style going right now, big mocha head on it, great lace, and an eggshell luster. it seriously smells like bakers chocolate in the grain, a hint of coffee, and then the hops, which are piney and bitter, but absolutely not overdosed. the hops are all in the finish, allowing a long grain based flavor profile to set in. the bitter cocoa is there for sure, and it hints at the piney bitterness to follow. its soft feeling, delicate almost, and the abv is remarkably low for both the brewer and the style. a session beer by their standards. ultra dry in feel, i think thats the beers best feature, so uncommon in these beers, i really like what it does, letting the hops finish clean and bright, even in such a dark beer. very well designed, different from the style norms, and one of the better beers i have had from these guys is a really long time. if this were on shelves i would buy it for certain.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


On tap tonight at Bittercreek.. Pours the expected black with a short lived brownish head that produced a decent enough lacing... West Coast pithy hops with a nice smack of roast and a light body... Balanced toward the hops, but nothing gets overwhelming making for a very drinkable brew.

3.75 across the board.

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Photo of stumac
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Ha this at the brew pub!!! Pours up black with a big 'ol brown head. Nice lacing. Nose is dark toasty malts, hints of cocoa, a kiss of vanilla, big citrus hops. Taste is the same as the nose. Very very tasty beverage. Medium bodied, crispy carbo. Very nice brew.

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