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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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3,703 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,703
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 125
Gots: 259 | 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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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wanted to like this beer, but my initial reactions were not positive at all. I gave it a 2.50 rating within the first two minutes. Obviously I deleted that rating. I'm somewhat new to the craft beer scene, and I found the taste syrupy and bitter and kinda gross. But as I approached the bottom of the beer, I started to warm up to it and the beer seemed to settled down. I don't think it was simply the alcohol taking effect and me growing acclimated to the new taste, though I'm sure that played a part. But the beer seem to change consistency midway through. I found it quite good at the end. I definitely want to try again

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 03:09:24 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For a Scotch ale, this is the perfect apperance. Dark reddish brown, big fluffy head, extreme lacing, etc. Great color. Not that appearance matters anyway!

Smell is sweet, caramelly, fruity, incredible rich malts. I do love Scotch ales already but this is one of the better smelling ones that I've had. There is a bit of alcohol on the nose.

Taste: YUUU what wild depths of flavor! Entry is somewhat sharp, "mid-palate" is super sweet, finish is just bitter enough. There's an incredible blend of dried fruit and caramel flavors that is absolutely wonderful. It's rich and complex, but not so sweet and heavy that it becomes too much at any point. The 8% ABV is really not detectable at all. Incredibly well balanced while hitting all the right notes for a classic Scotch ale. I'm a little irritate that I never tried this before.

Mouth feel is just right. Carbonation level is moderate, the body itself is heavy and sticky but not overbearing, yet still large and in charge. Some beers are insecure and feel the need to tell everyone how strong they are; this one is confident but restrained. Okay that was stupid, but hopefully you know what I mean.

Overall this is a waaaayyyy better beer than I expected. I shouldn't be surprised considering how much I love Ten Fidy. It's just that most of the discussion I've seen was about either that or Dale's Pale Ale and the latter is sort of panned, so I thought Ten Fidy was maybe a one-hit wonder sort of thing. That was not the case and I will now try any Oskar Blues beers I can find. I can't believe this is year-round and less than $10 a six pack! I'm also glad I got this with regular carbonation because I really don't care for nitro at all. Just tastes flat to me.

Serving type: can

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Re-evaluated not what it once was....

Easily one of the best canned beers I've ever had. (2005)

Great dark brown/red color that lets an intense light show great clarity. Big fluffy tan head that retains all the way down the glass.

Impressive smell of raisins, nuts choclate & rum (makes me think of the holidays.

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