Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by jakester:
4.08/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet. No date visible on the can.
Pours a very dark garnet/red, hazy, with a one finger head of beige colored foam after a strong pour. The head falls to tiny islands and a ring, with splotches of lacing. Carbonation appears slow.
Aroma is caramel and chocolate, with just a hint of smoke. Very light floral hops way in the back. There is also a certain level of diacetyl, which seems to add to the character of the beer. No real alcohol smell.
Flavor is rich and caramely, with a high level of residual sugar, appropriate for style. Hop character is very low, both bitterness and flavor. Very faintly smoky late, as well as chocolate. Diacetyl present. For 8%, the alcohol is very well hidden. Aftertaste is dark caramel and slightly warm as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a very high residual sugar content. Carbonation is very soft. Lips are sticky from sugar. Finish is sweet and very slightly warm.
This is a good example of Scottish Ale. Rich and caramely, smooth, slightly smoky, and a very low hop character. If it wasn't for the ABV, this would be a great session beer. Well made and recommended.
Serving type: can
01-14-2006 17:04:49 | More by jakester
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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
90 out of 100 based on 3,712 ratings.