November 1, 2011
The Brü Revü – Oskar Blues Old Chub
Oskar Blues has several high quality craft brews in a can and the Old Chub is their version of a Scotch Ale. When I opened the can it seemed flat as there was none of that carbonated swoosh. It poured a deep dark mahogany almost like a Cola with little head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was of sweet malt and toffee and the taste continued the sweet malt with a hint of chocolate. It had a medium to full body and was very smooth, although slightly boozy. Not overly complex, but highly drinkable. I haven’t had a Scotch Ale in a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed the Old Chub, although it did get a little sweet to me at the end. If the Old Chub is any indication, Oskar Blues is definitely giving canned beer a good name.