Review - Oskar Blues Brewery's Old Chub
"Old Chub is a Scottish style ale brewed with copious amounts of crystal and chocolate malts, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malts. While Dale's Pale Ale ('the best-tasting canned beer I've ever had' according to many brewers and beer experts) is a showcase of both hops and pale malts, Old Chub is a celebration of malts. The cola-colored beer features a dense, tawny head, a creamy mouthful and flavors of caramel, chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Complex and rich, it finishes with a whisper of smokiness that calls to mind a fine single malt scotch. Old Chub weighs in at 8% alcohol by volume." -- Oskar Blues Brewery
Pours a deep brown color with a small, light-brown fizzy head with a very murky body. Still body. Aroma is very malty, loaded with brown sugar and cookie notes. This is our first craft beer from a can, and we couldn't be more surprised. Initial taste is lightly sweet, kicking up to a moderately sweet finish with a creamy, malty finish like that of a coffee milkshake. Medium-bodied, it has a creamy texture with a delicious taste with soft carbonation. We're not sure if canning does this beer justice, or this beer does canning justice, but we do know that this is a delicious beer.
Reviewed on May 18th, 2007.