Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Old Chub (365 Day 167)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Oskar Blues Old Chub

It is hard to show images for the American craft beers I am reviewing when you computer decides to take a crap. That’s exactly what happened this weekend to me or should I say to my computer. The computer housed all my photos of the beers that I take. Fortunately it was only case fans, power supple, and processor fan that went out. When I removed the hard drive and used a kit I have to hook up a hard drive externally, it worked. The only bad thing: the power supply I purchased doesn’t have enough SATA power whips to power everything I have in the computer, so I will have images again when I go and buy a converter.

Enough computer geek talk. Time for beer geek talk.

Beer number 167 was Old Chub by Oskar Blues Grill & Brew. Old Chub is a Scottish wee heavy that probably sat in my basement way too long as there wasn’t much carbonation or hop profile to the beer. I know wee heavies usually don’t have the hops but from what I read, it seems that others found that in the beer.

In spite of the age, Old Chub, is a nice wee heavy that isn’t overly sweet. A dank earthiness is in there along with vanilla and some slight smoke/peat. I don’t think the lack of carbonation hurt the beer but I am sure it would have seemed bigger in the mouth. Now I have to get one these fresh. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.2

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