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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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4,066 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,066
Reviews: 1,510
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 137
Gots: 387 | 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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Photo of DelMontiac
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Back home from a trip to Colorado got the chance to pour from can to glass. Nice deep mahogany red color. Lovely 2 finger off white foam of fine bubbles. Leaves lots of fine lace behind. Holding the glass to my nose brings on sweet molasses, toffee, and smokey malty grain. Flavors are kill for the style - caramel, smoked almonds, chocolate, vanilla bean, and coffee. Feels creamy and thick. Coats your whole mouth and hangs a while. Overall, I love this Scotch ale. Why oh why did I not buy more...

DelMontiac, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

memphischas, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Brob245, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jzlyo, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Nutwood, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Thunderballroom, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of deadxmastrees
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a few sips from the can and wasnt impressed - definitely pour this into a glass! It pours with a nice, thick 3 finger head that quickly dissipates to one finger. Color is deep caramel - like a typical root beer. The taste was light but also very malty with hints of chocolate. Strong alcohol presence on the end that made surprised that its only 8%. A bit sweeter than I usually like in a beer but I'd definitely drink it again. One of the few beers that I didnt like better as is warmed up and, despite being lighter & easy to drink, I dont think I would drink strictly this all night long.

deadxmastrees, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Lamdawg420, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of rdilauro
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Unfortunately, this one was tasted directly from the can, so I could not see any of the color and haad that it may present. But since, I purchased this in the Oskar Blues Variety pack, I will be able to re-taste this one in a glass.

The aroma and bouquet were pleasant, but nothing that reached up and let you know what you were about to drink. About the only aspect I could detect was malt, some rich and full bodied malt.

The first taste was almost exactly what I had anticipated. Rich, full, big bodied with a good amount of mal , very little hop taste, but something I will never understand. That is what makes this a Scottish Wee Al. I've tasted a number of them and this ranks up with several of them.

The bigness of the taste and rich full roundness in the mouthful to the ending full and satisfying aftertaste. Something I've enjoyed.

Excuse m way of describing the beer and taste. I use words and sentences that make sense will describing what a beer does for me.

rdilauro, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Proclarush, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Camjmorton, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

OhioBobcat, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Stoutfan23DJ, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

FortKnox15, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ryancl, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of bennett_loves_good_beer
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Apperance: Pours black with one finger of tan head. Some light gets through giving the beer a red hue when put in front of a light. Head dissipates rather quickly. Quite a bit of lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, caramel.

Taste: Strong, and malty yet east drinking. Hard for me to put a finger on the taste. No hop presence. Some smokiness. Delicious!

Feel: Thick and heavy bodies. Alcohol hidden real well and is easy drinking.

I really love this beer. Just delicious, strong yet easy drinking. Favorite oskar blues beer I have tried.

bennett_loves_good_beer, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

jmccullough108, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ablackard, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

kristenrae8, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

wyatt13, Aug 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

ReverendJon, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

KeyWestGator, Aug 24, 2013
Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,066 ratings.