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

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90
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3,934 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,934
Reviews: 1,497
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 134
Gots: 347 | FT: 5
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:
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."

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-13-2003)
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz can with no freshness date.

A- Deep brown hue with bright reddish highlights when held up to the light. The mild carbonation brings a thin but sticky lace.

S- Chocolate malted milk balls, so malty rich ... faintly cloying with a clean alcohol in the nose.

T&M- Full bodied, creamy smooth mouth feel. The palate is full of unsweetened chocolate, caramel and "Breakfast Blend" coffee. Big maltiness is matched by a slow warming alcohol that gleans a bit of spice. Ghost-like smokiness. Hops are mild or at least meek in comparison to the malt. Very rich with a sweet finish.

D- Very easy to sip, I still would not drink it out of the can ... a beer like this needs a glass no matter what. One of the most amazing beers in a can ... I'd easily have this beer around all of the time.

Jason, Mar 04, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours a nice mahogany red, with a cream head that dissipates quickly. Persistent lacing.
Smell is a candied malt, a little like molasses, with its darker flavors.
Taste follows the smell and adds alcohol and hops. I was surprised how hoppy this was for a scotch ale (but not that surprised from Oskar Blues). I think that is the secret for this beer, enough hop bitterness to keep those sweet malts in balance.
Overall a really nice scotch ale, certainly an American take on the style.

HuskyHawk, Sep 07, 2014
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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,934 ratings.