Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by wlevando:
3.28/5 rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Can into pint glass:
Color/Appearance: A vigorous pour elicits a firm looking, creamy white head. Somewhat resilient, dying away in ~2 minutes. Cool rusty bronze color! Reminiscent of old scotch whisky.
Nose: Mellow but not mild. Old wood, a little musty with some toffee.
Taste: A little vinous. Oddly sweet with a sticky toffee taste. The kind of flavor that a beer should feel like, not taste like.
Mouthfeel: Clinging, lingering. Viscous with the lightness of saltwater taffy, which is pretty viscous itself, I guess.
My take: Caveat, I'm still looking for a wee heavy that I like. The smell is VERY interesting for the style, and the mouthfeel is quite nice. But the alcohol content seems to be a hindrance to the taste, whether it was intentional or unwitting inclusion of unsavory volatiles, I imagine that this would be better at 6.0%. Man, that sounds blasphemous...
Serving type: can
01-18-2013 02:16:08 | More by wlevando
More User Reviews:
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 3,718 ratings.