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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,884 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,884
Reviews: 1,494
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 132
Gots: 323 | 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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Pennsylvania

1.45/5  rDev -63.8%

This pours a dark brown with auburn tones under light and thin light brown head. The aroma is of dark roasted malt, molasses, and licorice. The flavor begins with dark chocolate followed by anise and molasses with a bit of brandy in the finish, strange. It has a full mouthfeel with some alcohol warmth. Oskar Blues Old Chub,while a good example of the style, is a so-so beer. Not recommended.

08-04-2011 23:59:03 | More by B967ierhunter177
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ExMachina1

Tennessee

1.48/5  rDev -63%

YUCK!!!

I had this beer on tap an thought it was da' bomb, but then I bought some cans and...blech!

Basically I bought a six pack of diacetyl--a big glass full a' butta', that's what I bought. Disgusting.

Not sure what to do with the rest of the cans (I will try to get a refund).

Hey Oskar, ever hear of a diacetyl rest???

Ugh! I REALLY feel nauseated. No joke. This might have been the worst beer experience of my life (and the only reason I drank half a can of this swill is because I was hoping that it would begin to taste like I knew that it was supposed to taste...like when I had it on tap). No dice.

This six is for sh*t.

EDIT: I tried a more recent batch of this beer and the diacetyl problem seems to have been fixed (or was it merely a fresher batch I sampled with the diacetyl not having the time/opportunity to form??) The horrendous experience of the first six pack makes me loathe to change my review, but I'm convinced that this beer **does** seem to be a crap shoot--if you get lucky and get a hold of a fresh/well-handled version of this beer it *can** be quite good.

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South Carolina

1.68/5  rDev -58%

On tap at Duckworths in Charlotte.

Pours a clear, deep brown color with ruby highlights. Very little head that recedes very quickly leaving behind spotty lacing

The nose is very dark and rich; comprised mostly of caramel, sweet dark fruit, and chocolate. Very, very sweet. There is a slightly smokey aroma that tries to poke through, but the overlwhelmingly sweet aromas seem to choke it out, beating it into submission.

The flavor is very much like the nose; Sweet. Big cloyingly sweet flavors clash with each other. There is some caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee and just a hint of smoke. This beer has the potential to be complex and flavorful, but the overwhelming sweetness seems to steal the show. Medium/full bodied and mildly carbonated. Almost a syrupy mouthfeel. I had a hard time finishing the glass.

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1.75/5  rDev -56.3%

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,884 ratings.