jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-12-03. Very dark brown body with a small beige head and lace. 3+ Very sweet malt aroma, strong vanilla character throughout 7+ Similar flavour is sweetly malty with a good amount of vanilla. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3+ The second half of the glass is much less enticing than the first as the vanilla becomes a bit much, but it is pretty nice overall. Quite liked it but not sure if it would score as highly on a second visit. Cask at Goodbar, Buffalo
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask. I am not a huge fan of Old Chub but this one is a completely different beast. The vanilla just sings and the mouthfeel is decadent.
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4177-20111203] Tap. Mild roastiness and vanilla bean cocoa aroma. Clear, dark dark red body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Chocolatey malt flavour has a bitter vanilla thing going on. Full body. Tasty. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Mr. Goodbar
Aroma gentle vanilla, coffee roast , alcohol warmth, chocolate. 7+
Appearance clean dark ruby-black with beige mid lighter top.3+
Flavor and Palate : Mid plus bodied. Smooth, creamy vanilla feel, caramel candy. Mild with its potent alcohol. Easy going with more malts as its progress. Solid brew.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Welcome to Chicago, Oskar Blues! Pours a rich deep brownish ruby hue, gentle haze, darker hues of mahogany, with glowing ruby edges. A frothy thicker tannish head atop dies to a firm layer, laces pretty well overall. Aromas are that telltale Old Chub base, carmelized malts, gentle toffee, and touches of red fruit. Some pretzel, a kiss of cocoa, and darker malts (but no roast). A subtle vanilla bean element wafts in a bit, mellow strength, a bit creamy, gentle toast with more red fruit, caramel, and gentle peated malt influences. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a bit more firm with caramel and toffee, gentle toast and peat doing some work. Touches of red fruit, creamy sweetness at times with carmelization, vanilla elements coming in. I’d say the vanilla beans make this a bit more rich, smooth, and creamy. Some good flavor elements, the middle is a bit more bready, toasty, and malt driven. Touches of red fruit, peat, and vanilla, more toast and darker bready malts, caramel and toffee into the backend. Vanilla is cool and smooth, makes a bit more of an appearance back here as it, some toasty/carmelized qualities linger on in finish. Overall, I’d say the vanilla smooths this out a bit more, gets a bit luscious in the middle due to it, with some nice rounded flavors, creaminess. Still, fairly light and fluffy on the palate, not weighing you down. A pretty solid offering. I’ve always liked Old Chub and this beer reflects that. Similar, perhaps I’d give the overall edge to the regular though for imbibing sake, but both are quite nice. Enjoyable offering.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(cask at meddlesome moth) Cloudy ruby red/brown. Very few bubbles but sOme lingering. Nose of cola, raisins, light peat, plums, dates. Taste of very pronounced peat, raisin, toasty, caramel, and big vanilla. This is so smooth and awesome. Very easy to drink!
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours an oily but transparent, mahogany brown with zero head. Nose is rum, booze, coconut, caramel, a little candied orange. Flavor is strong vanilla bean, caramel, mostly vanilla, light malt, some cracker. Full bodied, slick, tannic finish.
onceblind (4521) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Tasty Weasel. Murky chestnut brown with a bubbly beige head. Wonderful aroma of vanilla cake batter and Hershey’s chocolate bar. Flavor is wonderfully sweet with some delightful Hershey’s milk chocolate, vanilla cake, and a semi-dry finish of cocoa powder and biscuity chocolate, and more vanilla. Wow-wee.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at speakeasy carrboro. Pours dark brown with a sticky, lightly weblike mocha tan head. Nose is slightly muted (but they always serve these beers too damn gold). Don’t get much vanilla or any of the regular peaty/malty old chub characteristics, but it’s pretty smooth and well constructed from what I can tell. Fine beer; but probably less complex and tasty than the regular old chub.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival 2011, On tap. slightly hazy amber body very small off white head
Very sweet vanilla and caramel aroma
Sweet vanilla caramel and fruit flavor
Medium full body mod carb