Scottish ales are usually dark, malty and full of flavor and most have a smoky flavor as well. Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Ale has increased in popularity and winning awards at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Championships. The fact that it’s served in can, is even more of a feat and slashing those beer stereotypes.
BREWED BY: Oskar Blues Brewing Co. (Lyons, CO, USA)
STYLE: Scottish Ale
ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 8%
AVAILABILITY: Year Round
Dark and rich brown.
Hints of cocoa, caramel and coffee.
It had a pleasant feel, immediate flavors were chocolate and a caramel sweetness, but then an espresso aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. Reminded us of a cup of Italian Roast coffee.
It’s an instant favorite. This definitely isn’t for someone who doesn’t like dark beers or someone who enjoys hoppy beers, but this is definitely a keeper in the Serving Wench’s go to beer list. (5/5 stars)
Any dishes that are smoky, grilled or hearty. Try a smoked pork tenderloin or hearty beef stew.
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