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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOld Chub - Scottish Style Ale

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4,444 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,444
Reviews: 1,546
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 164
Gots: 579 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-13-2003

From the Oskar Blues website: "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."
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Photo of Chiefy770
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ Can
“Canned On” December 9th, 2014
Reviewed on March 4th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Poured a brown body with a mahogany glow. A light tan head, roughly half an inch thick, formed, collapsed, and left a fair amount of sticky lacing throughout the glass.

Nose
Sweet, dense malts. Molasses. Caramel. Toasted grains. Faint trace of alcohol.

Mouth
Big hit of sweet malts up front. Caramel. Toffee. Butterscotch. The malts as a whole had a subtle woody/smokey theme. Bitter floral notes flared up towards the finish. Minor hint of alcohol in the finish. Full-bodied. Moderate/light carbonation.

Overall
Certainly an enjoyable beer. Big, sweet, and grainy.

Photo of KLReed
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UrbanCaveman
1.85/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at ~45 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a deep hickory brown, and forms a massive tan head with both good retention and crazy lacing as it slowly recedes.

Smell: Toffee and caramel malts, and more than a hint of something floral.

Taste: And yep, that'd be what I imagine floral perfume tastes like. Faintly, under the barrage of rancid garbage runoff - sorry, I mean hops, it's just reflex to type the other thing - there's something that vaguely resembles toffee and chocolate malt. But any hope of getting any malt complexity died when the bushels and bushels and bushels and bushels of hops were poured into the tun.

Mouthfeel: Odd. This starts out feeling medium-bodied, and transforms into a soda-like thinness by the end.

Overall: Nope. I drink these styles of beer expressly for the malt. As soon as enough hops to start coming forward join the party, I'm out.

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark brown with a big tan head that settled to wispy lacing.

Smell: Roasted caramel malts.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt up front, into moderate bitterness. Some booze towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Decent thickness and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Pretty good on it's own, if you're in the mood for something sweeter. This beer is really amazing with any dairy or caramel dessert.

Photo of tpgraham
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clausr
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ackattack11
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kmahe
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam-VW
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tgraymartin
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with ruby highlights in the light. Lacy khaki head.

Toast, roast, chocolate, and smoke.

Smooth drinking medium body.

Photo of Saxmanzr
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mj81
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KeithE
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EricTeusink
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bear1964
4.57/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rosstheboss
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ranger7
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark red, nice carbonation, and good lacing.
S: Malt, chocolate.
T: Malt and chocolate. Almost a milk stout sweetness.
F: Smooth. Medium feel.
O: Good. Not as many flavors as the Iron Thistle, if you like some bitterness in this style then go for Rahr's offering. Otherwise, this is a good choice.

Photo of lambpasty
4.57/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Filled with toasty and nutty feeling

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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