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Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery

GUBNA Imperial IPA

Resisted the temptation to buy a $15+ four pack of this for a few weeks and went with a single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 12 oz can, the usual OB presentation. Can cracks with a somewhat disappointing (but expected) lack of pop, but given the ABV this is acceptable. Pretty nice looking golden body with some frothy, loose white head. Even a little lace. lowish carbonation on the pour. Nose is a light hoppy, musty aroma but not an especially aggressive one. Reminds me of a relatively...

Mama’s Little Yella Pils

"Kids are different today I hear every mother say....", not sure if this was inspired by the Rolling Stones but it certainly feels that way. $1.50 as a single from Green's on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. A new entrant to the ATL market just in time for the serious Spring/Summer outdoor season in the South. Pour has perfect, golden clarity with very little lace and not much head after the initial wave. Carbonation seems low for a Pils of any description. The beer has a touch of aspirin bitterness...

Chubourbon

On tap at The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA. Small (perhaps 10oz) pour with a jet black body and a quite large (for the serving), dense mocha head. It's worth while saying at the outset that I am not especially keen on the Bourbon aged brews. I often find that the Bourbon simply takes over the brew, and in the case of, say, a RIS there is no need to add an extra dimension to an already huge combo of characteristics. Anyway, this is MUCH more subtle than many other Bourbon aged beers that i...

Money Shot

$4.25 for a 16 oz pour at Taco Mac, Winward location, Alpharetta, GA. Typical North American macro looking pour with some thin lace. Pretty clean beer with a little residual sweetness and a smooth mouthfeel, but very little in terms of taste. Very simple brew. Seemed to have a slightly green tinge to it amongst all the yellow "macroness." Carbonation was good. Weakest beer from OB I have had and not something that I would bother with again.

Oak Aged Gordon

On-tap at the Brick Store, Atlanta, GA, USA. Dark orange/brown pour with great head and lacing. BIG hoppy nose that is reminiscent of the standard Gordon fare. Extremely smooth vanilla and bourbon finish which is the only hint of change from the original. The flavors are VERY subtle and light, and a testament to brewing prowess. Great ABV coverage and presence, with a smooth, sweet hop and malt balance, followed by silky smooth mouthfeel and off the chart drinkability. Another great beer from...

Cherry Russian Imperial Stout

Billed as "Big Poppa Cherry Stout" at the Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA. $6.00 for small sevring - still very good value. Let me start by saying a couple of things. I didn't think I would like this a great deal and at the same time, one of these is plenty in one sitting to make sure that you still enjoy it. Jet black viscous pour with a large, dark brown mocha head. This is THICK, but considering everything, very drinkable. To be honest I didn't notice the cherries a great deal. Either in the...

Ten FIDY

On tap, The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA. $6.00 The beer arrived in a thistle type glass, as black as night and with about a quarter of an inch of dark, mocha colored, highly pitted, dense foam being supported by the upper surface of the beer's body. What I first notice is that when I lift the glass to get a good whiff, it appears as though the glassware has an unusually thick or dense foot. Closer inspection suggests that it is actually the sheer density of the liquid inside the vessel that...

Dale’s Pale Ale

Updated notes 05/28/22 Slightly redesigned can (pictured) from the original from 16 years ago, and most interesting to note that the hoppy nature of this American Pale Ale is now highlighted. It’s always been the case, and Dale’s has always been that beer (see below), but it’s of note that it’s now front and center in the advertising. Still a lovely looking beer, and the depth and drinkability are still features. The hops are significant and sensible, and the malt backbone sufficient to hold...

G’Knight Imperial Red Ale

Very good looking beer, with deep, deep browns and reds making up the body, a small but nice head and then some serious, sticky and persistent lacing. Hops dominante the aroma, but the taste is not as bitterly hoppy as the aroma suggests. Quite metallic tasting in fact and on warming this becomes increasingly apparent. The bitterness becomes quite bland over time. Interesting, and the alcohol is immensely well hidden (this is close to 10%), this worth a try. I bet that many BA's will really...

Old Chub – Scottish Style Ale

Very nice. Amazing dark brown, ruby red highlighted beer, with a thick and bubbly head and some significant, sticky, persistent lacing. Chocolate, smoky malts appear in the nose, and are intensified in the initial tastes. Alcohol begins to penetrate with a little bitterness, but the power of the sweet malts continue right through to end. Substantial mouthfeel, partly from the alcohol Essentially this is an intense, high alcohol brown ale and it's delicious. At $6.99 for a sixer of 12 oz cans...