Review – Oskar Blues Old Chub
Marketing speak: Old Chub is a Scottish strong ale brewed with hearty amounts of seven different malts, including crystal and chocolate malts, and a smidge of US and UK hops. Old Chub also gets a dash of beechwood-smoked grains imported from Bamburg, Germany, home of the world’s greatest smoked beers. Old Chub is 8% alcohol by volume.
Oskar Blues Brewing Old Chub Scottish Style Ale. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. 8.0% abv.
Appearance: Pours a midnight red, almost zero light gets through it. The head was absent from this pour, sadly enough.
Aromas: Nothing but chocolate malts.
Taste: Chocolate malt, black licorice, semi-sweet cocoa. This beer starts sweet but ends with a bitter dryness.
Mouthfeel: Thick and full.
Overall: I have had this on tap, down at Pizza Port Carlsbad, and I had a much better experience with it. Also, at the Stone 12th Anniversary Celebration, TheFullPint.com’s Big Mike shared a sip from his ice cold can, and then too I had a better experience. While this tasting of it didn’t blow my mind, I highly regard this beer for what it is, and not what it isn’t.