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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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4,439 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,439
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 163
Gots: 578 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-13-2003

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."
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Stone tulip glass. Dark brown color with plenty of light and ruby highlights coming through when held to the light. Light tan head with fairly good head retention and filmy lacing on the glass.

Smell is fairly mild. Malty and some toffee. Taste is more of the same with some raisin thrown in. Not too sweet. Flavors are just right.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Not a hint of alcohol. Goes down very easy.

Definitely one of the better Scottish Ales.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is dark amber to brown, dense and opaque; head is tan, mixture of fine and medium bubbles; it dissipates to some lacing and lingers very well about 1/4 inch thick.

Smell is more powerful than many similar ales: malt flavors have evolved into toffee and chocolate, some light fruitiness, mainly raisins. Light earthy/smokey character is noted.

Taste is also full flavored, yet balanced to mask its strength. Malt flavors are sweeter, chocolate, toffee, raisins, maybe some cherry. Hops balance the sweetness and strength of this brew but subtly, mainly earthy, grass flavors are noted. Light drying smoke character is evident in the dryer finish.

Mouthfeel is great for a brew this sweet and strong: sweet presence on the tongue and cheeks, mild bitterness balances and dries as its finished.

Overall this is a very tasty, flavorful beer; great balance and unique drying quality from the smoke and hop character help it stand out. Definitely one of my favorites from oskar blues.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can dated 10/22/13 purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA
*Notes taken on 12/26/13 to my Sierra Nevada balloon glass

A: Pours a dark ale, chocolate in color, with some fine clarity showing off a crimsoned red hue when held to the light. Beautifully equipped with a thick layer of taupe shave cream head. Amazing stay power with this one. Incredibly attractive brew I must say with some tracks of squiggly lace hanging to the glass after each sip.

S: Malt biscuit with some toffee and brown sugar sweetness, mild chocolate, and alcohol spice. Earthy and just a whisper of wood smoke to it. Somewhat subtle but otherwise really nice malt forward nose.

T: Toffee and dark caramels with baked oatmeal biscuit, chocolate raisins, and assorted dark berry flavors. Wow, so creamy with malt deliciousness. A nice step up from the nose. Has a touch of earthy umami likeness and a soft char character on the back end. The 8% ABV is incredibly well masked in flavor and there is a fairly low amount of perceived bitterness to the beer. Great balance. Lighter yet complex with layers to the dark malts.

M: Very light and creamy feel with a moderately filling body. Touch of drying in the finish. Pretty clean end result.

D: A favorite when it comes to the style and to most malt forward beers overall. Really in depth with loads of toffee, biscuit, chocolate, and fruit. Has great balance and wonderfully creamy texture.
Highly recommended.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can into my Night Shift tulip. Canned 12/05/13.

Pours a robust-looking dark brown with a light mocha one-finger head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves an impressive ring and film atop the beer, as well as plentiful spotty lacing.

Smell is of sweet barley malts, molasses, oatmeal, and a light roasty bitterness. A very light note of smokey wood.

In the mouth, sweet caramel, barley malt, toffee, molasses, and a light note of dark stone fruits. Very subtle woodsmoke as well. Finishes dry and with hints of bittersweet chocolate.

On the fuller end of medium-bodied, low to moderate carbonation. Warming without feeling boozy.

On the whole, a very nice wee heavy. Not my favorite style as a rule, but I can tell a quality example when I taste one.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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