Oskar Blues Brewery Old Chub Scotch Ale is the featured craft brewery and scotch ale on this beer blog post. If you read my earlier beer blog on their Dale’s Pale Ale, you know the history of this brewery. If you not read those beer blog posts, please, read the blog post on Dale’s Pale Ale. Let us get into the beer.
It has a dark amber or dark brown color with fluffy white head on this scotch ale. The smell is caramel, malty, and hazelnut notes. The taste of this light to medium body beer is heavy hazelnut notes with a dry malty notes. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.oskarblues.com):
This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (8% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer.
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In closing, there is not too many craft breweries that make a scotch ale. However, it makes senses why this brewery makes one, they are located in an area where most of the year. It is cold more than it is warm in an average year. This is a great brew. This brewery makes some killer brews but I just feel they are all overpriced. Please, do not get me wrong. Oskar Blues Brewery makes some great brews. I just wish they were a little cheaper. In the Detroit market, they are little bit more of a value than the Chicago market. It is not by much and I hope you let me know your thoughts on this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser