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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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4,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,294
Reviews: 1,519
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 147
Gots: 475 | 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:
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can into Delirium Tremens snifter

A: Dark brown/mahogany with a deep red color shinning through when put up against a light source. Light tan head with good lacing and is staying around for the experience it seems. Medium to high carbonation.

S: Sweet caramel and a lot of malt character. Slight molasses and lots of brown dark sugars along with some dry dark fruits, maybe raising and a touch of fig with a tad bit of licorice.

T: Just like the nose, nice malty sweetness with gentle dark brown sugars and dark fruits. No alcohol is present and does not seem like its 8 % abv,

M: Carbonation is just right and makes for a very smooth carbonation that lends its self perfectly for the malt sweetness that lingers with a gentle bitterness. Balance is perfect for the style especially at its price tag of 8 % abv, can't even notice it.

O: A great looking and smelling brew with some interesting flavors and nice feel. Great example of the style and usually try this great brew if I see it around, which was rare here in CA until recently. Also, to me this was dangerously drinkable and had to slow it down a bit, very enjoyable brew.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Brewer's Art goblet with a moderate hand. The bottom states, "Canned on 09/24/13@10:51. Wow, that is damn specific.

A: Very dark caramel with ruby highlights. 1/2 finger of off-white head that rapidly died to a light coating by 1 minute. Light lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malts. Dark fruits. Raisins. Light cherry. Very inviting.

T: Semi-sweet malt with an interesting, intermingled hop character up front. Transitions to a full, dark chocolately, fairly dry finish. Lightly smoky. No significant alcohol presence. The bitterness and hop presence increases as it goes. This is especially pronounced on the second can.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Good for the style.

O: I enjoyed this quite a bit. Pleasantly surprised - I expected the typical heavy-handed hopping that seems to accompany American takes on European styles, but this was a very nice Scotch/Wee Heavy ale. Delicious and full. And in a can to boot.


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