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Old Chub

oldchubType of Beer: Scottish Ale

Alcohol Content: 8.00%

Beer Review –

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby-brown. When held up to the light it looks almost red. Thin head with ok lacing.

Smell: Lots of things happening here! Off the bat I smell malts, brown sugar, cherries, plums and figs. Slight alcohol smell.

Initial Taste: Wow! Very, very flavorful. Strong caramel malts and those dark fruits we smelled earlier definitely make themselves apparent. Taste ends with slight alcohol finish.

Thoughts: All I can really say about this beer is, wow. Never has a beer surprised me as much as this one. The only reason I grabbed this beer from the shelf was because of the name and the fact it comes in a can. It seems that very few beers (in the US) that come in a can are worth drinking, well this is the exception to that rule. The flavor of this little canned beer is strong and powerful. Personally I could not drink more than one or two of these little flavor bombs. I do however recommend everyone try one though. I can almost guarantee you have never tasted anything so flavorful…as appealing (or unappealing) as that may sound. I will definitely be trying the rest of the Oskar Blues lineup asap. Look for the reviews!

About Scott

Scott is the founder and co-beer taster of TheBeerCritic.com. Born in the mighty Northeast, Scott enjoys navigating by the stars, wrestling wolverines and starting campfires with nothing but his good looks. He is also a hopeless hophead. If it's not enamel melting hoppy then it's not a real beer ;)

One comment

  1. You’re not kidding here! Of all the Oskar Blue’s beers we reviewed on the show, this was by far my favorite. It kills me that folks just walking in a store might overlook this just because it’s in a can… but I agree 100% that you will be surprised by this one! 🙂

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