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
4.2/5 rDev +5%
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
Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,883 ratings.