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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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4,222 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,222
Reviews: 1,515
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 140
Gots: 432 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

fearfactory, Oct 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Jacob007, Oct 22, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into tulip 21/10/13

A dark cola with a large fast falling tan foam, dark amber glow when held to the light, a few random specks of lace

S mellow smoke, top soil, coco, raisins, plums, dates, faint wood, quite earthy with lots of dried fruit, just a hint of coffee and booze

T similar to the nose but more of a smokey chocolate covered raisin thing going on, not quite as earthy, lots of flavor but the nose has the edge

M silky, low carbonation but far from flat, medium-full, a little slick in the mouth and just a little sticky on the lips, booze is well hidden as I can feel it in my chest but not much on the way down

O solid version of the style, the smoke subtle but hard to miss and a nice mix of dried fruit and coco

I can say with certainty that this is the best Scotch ale I've had from a can in recent memory, I'd drink this again for sure, a little more value the their Pil I had the other day

wordemupg, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DillanWeems, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ImusBeer, Oct 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

arnulfooxblood, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Baab200, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

hopkrid, Oct 20, 2013
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ajdemma, Oct 19, 2013
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RaggaD, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ZEB89, Oct 19, 2013
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parkwood, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

discdueler, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

JakeWright, Oct 17, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour from the can into a pint glass

A: Dark brown amber with a thin cream head!

S: Complex sweet malt and dark fruit! Fig, prune, slight roasted chocolate, raisins, and wheat bread!

T: Right off the back you get sweet malts, raisins, roasted chocolate notes, fig, prune, and slight cinnamon toast crust! Taste great!

M: Medium to heavy body with medium to light carbonation! Wets the palates and coats the mouth! Slight alcohol on the finish!

O: Great brew! Carbonation leaves something to be desired but still really well done and tasty! Becoming a big fan of scotch ales and this is definitely near the top of the list! Artfully brewed with the balance of dark fruit and chocolate really makes this one a gem!

BergBeer, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

b2bomber, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ColdWaffles, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

xk6m6m5x, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
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sludgy, Oct 15, 2013
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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
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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
Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,222 ratings.