Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4/5 rDev 0%
Oskar Blues Old Chub has a thick, creamy, beige head, lots of splotchy lacing, and a semi-clear, rust color. Aroma is of rich, smokey, sweet, fruity malts, and the flavor is of roasted, fruity barley malt, sweet, brown bread crust, and some caramel. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Oskar Blues Old Chub finishes wet, rich, and decently drinkable. The alcohol is not present in the taste, but shows up in one’s body (warmth) as the beer is drank down. Overall, this is nice, and I highly recommend it.
06-09-2013 15:06:07 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
A: Pours a deep, dark, almost opaque brown. It foamed up a bit, settling to two fingers of tan head, then a thin lace, sticking to the sides of the glass.
S: Rich chocolate, caramel, and cream. There’s some smokiness in there, probably from the peat malt. The higher alcohol presence is detectable on the nose, as well.
T: The sweet, rich malt was the first taste I noticed. Following that were the big, creamy flavors of caramel and butterscotch, then deep flavors of dark chocolate and coffee. Smoky peat and sweet malt are there all throughout. My wife (who is not a big beer fan) had a taste and pointed out some cola flavor. It’s an excellently balanced beer; the flavors mingle and elude.
M: This is a very smooth ale. For a deep, dark beer, Old Chub has a relatively light mouthfeel. I tend to be overwhelmed by the thick, heavy feel of most stouts (something I want to overcome,) so Old Chub’s lighter feel was welcome. The carbonation is somewhat low, and the higher alcohol presence brings a warming feel.
O: Old Chub lives up to the hype. Wow, this was a great beer. It’s rich and flavorful, but still smooth and very drinkable.
06-08-2013 01:55:34 | More by Hanby
4/5 rDev 0%
Drank it right out of the can.
Appearance: Light to medium brown. The can looks cool.
Smell: Molasses and very slight hop bitterness.
Taste: Follows the nose. Tons of molasses and some dark fruit. Also some vanilla, malt, caramel, and some toffee.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thick and oily. More than I was expecting. Decent carbonation and a nice clean finish.
Overall: I like Oskar Blues, but I was still surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer. Very nice and very drinkable: a good one for a hot day on the porch.
06-06-2013 23:13:05 | More by weltywm
3.99/5 rDev -0.2%
12oz can that is about two-and-a-half months old, poured into a new belgium goblet.
dark cola look, unfiltered, low retention and lacing blah blah blah... smell is woody and malty, with a spicy kick. taste is very similar. brown sugar malts, gingerbread, earthy hops, with a spicy finish. except for a hint of alcoholic syrup, i can't tell the 8%.
very enjoyable scottish ale. great if you like them big and malty.
06-06-2013 01:14:33 | More by jimmah120
3.35/5 rDev -16.3%
12 oz. can poured into pub glass (Samuel Smith's nonic scored with CO2 nucleation point)
"canned on 4/9/13" printed on bottom of can (thank you, Oskar Blues!)
L: dark red brown -- dark amber and very see-through clear when held up to light; very small tan head ... even with the nucleation point, this beer pushes up next to no head. light lacing of the collar, nothing massive.
S: malt, some grain, both are very muted -- almost sour. still, it's not bad.
T: almost like an old ale but with a slight alcohol/scotch (?) taste ... seriously, I get the scarcest hint of single malt scotch. probably a mind trick. the first swallow is incredibly chocolately, super malt bomb. it disappears almost immediately, both the chocolate and the sweetness of the malt -- sort of. the malt keeps showing up but never seems to sweeten out on the back end, not like the first swallow. kind of tease as it dries out.
it's not a taste i'm going to seek out often, but i have to say it is different. it's a mix of notes I've found in other beers (Irish dry stout, English brown ale, old ale, Euro pale lager in the nose, Belgian strong dark ale) but not exactly like any one of those styles in whole. if it finished just a bit sweeter, i'd like it a lot more.
F: not a ton of carbonation but it doesn't seem to miss it. solid weight.
O: different. i'll give it that. but other than the really nice nose, there's nothing about this brew that will get me to buy another six-pack. still, Oskar Blues gets major points for trying to nail down a style that isn't yet another hop salad IPA. won't buy any more but glad i tried it.
06-04-2013 00:50:09 | More by Premo88
Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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