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

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90
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3,705 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 3,705
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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Bfarr

Washington

2.85/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was an anomaly. I'm torn between the way it started and the way it finished. First, I would give the advice to allow this beer to sit and warm a bit. It pours a dark amber with transparent reddish orange along the edges. Perhaps it was ruined by the can, but it only had only a light scotch malt and inexpensive alcohol aroma. A thin mouth feel initially, it filled out a bit when it warmed. The alcohol flavor did not match the taste and so reminded me of a steel reserve or other high alcohol cheap beer. However, as it warmed the caramel malts came out a bit more. In the end, after sitting for half an hour, the strengthened mouthfeel and slightly more complex flavor still could not overpower the overbearing alcohol finish.

Serving type: can

03-06-2010 00:28:31 | More by Bfarr
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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.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,705 ratings.