Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.
Old Chub pours a burgundy brown color that allows a bit of light to pass through it with a ruby tint. A frothy eggshell cap rests on top before gradually fading to a ring,
There is just a light sweetness to the aroma. Softly sweet caramel and brown sugar stay mostly behind a generally malt presence. Some dark fruit and peat round out the aroma.
The flavor is consistent and balanced all the way through. A strong malt presence brings in a light caramel sweetness, some cocoa, dark fruits, and a touch of smokey peat. The flavor gets a light bitterness as the flavor progresses, giving it a gentle balance.
The mouthfeel is about where I want it to be in a Scotch Ale. The 8.0% ABV gives it enough heft, while the smooth and creamy carbonation works well with the flavor.
A solid Scoth Ale overall.
Serving type: can
07-02-2013 01:54:50 | More by KickInTheChalice
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3.89/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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, 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
Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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