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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
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4,203 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,203
Reviews: 1,514
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 140
Gots: 429 | FT: 7
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

sludgy, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Medium light brown head slowly settle to a 3/8" froth above a clear dark burnt brown colored beer.

Big aroma of dark malts, dark fruits, and light alcohol.

Dark fruits taste with stuff like apricots and maybe dates blending for a rich taste with nothing in-particular sticking out more than anything else and just a touch of alcohol coming through as well.

Dryish aftertaste with a bit of the taste sticking around with this medium bodied beer.

A nice little warm alcohol added nicely to a slightly darker tasting beer makes for a pretty good drink.

LXIXME, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Beerdanza
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from (of course) a can into a beer mug. Deep, slightly cloudy brown color. Beige head that disappears quickly. Smells of coffee and caramel. Taste like smokey sweet hops, with a nice alcohol overlay. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. The best beer I have ever poured out of a can! I'd go again.

Beerdanza, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

themind, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Knobpolisher, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BFCarr, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

damienblack, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

DustinSWB, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

yevyalon1, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

fightingcherries, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

KlayWey, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ThomasAWilson2, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ScottyBonzai, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

LuckyJohn, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

thornburyslasher, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

FilumDee, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

mletten, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

ToddThompson, Oct 04, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "Canned 10-1-2012" can. I sat on this for a year as one of the first beers I've ever aged.

The beer pours a dark brown, almost and black, except when held to light, which reveals some amber hues. The head and lacing are not present hardly, but having had this before, I know this is not usual. I suspect with the aging this has resulted.

The smell is pleasant, coffee and chocolate drift in and out, as do bread and toast, caramel and toffee and healthy maltiness. These profiles continue with the taste, but more flavor expressions emerge. The beer has a bit of spiciness and a whisky or scotch like profile. Something potent. Despite this, the beer retains a creamy feel and sips smoothly.

I've always enjoyed this beer and it's nice to try it in an aged form. Whether fresh or aged, you get a great beer with a lot of flavor and aroma to offer.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

paresis, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BeastLU, Oct 02, 2013
Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,203 ratings.