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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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4,304 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,304
Reviews: 1,521
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 148
Gots: 488 | 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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Poured from a 12oz can into a large snifter.

A - Pours a lovely dark reddish brown like stained cherry wood. Produces a modest tan head that subsides quickly to a ring, but leaves some nice lacing.

S - Absolutely heavenly aroma. There's a lot of sweetness upfront, but it's a complex sweetness. It leads with toasted caramel and buckwheat honey and gradually blends with boozey, raisiny notes like a rich sherry. Vanilla and oak are hiding in there somewhere.

T - Following the nose, there's a ton of sweetness here, but it somehow avoids being overly cloying. Dark caramel malts dominate, filling the pallet with molasses and over-ripe fruit. There's a beautifully subtle smokiness that adds complexity to the sugars without creating the overwhelming campfire flavor that some smoked beers have. The hops are present, but elusive - a kind of faint bitterness that forces your tongue to chase it around before deciding whether it's there. The vanilla notes from the nose are present, along with some amazing nutmeg flavors.

M - This is heavy stuff. I actually prefer the standard Old Chub to the nitrogenated version because it's about as syrupy as I can tolerate a beer. It feels viscous and oily, and coats the pallet. The thickness isn't necessarily a flaw, because I doubt the blooming complexity of the malt flavor could be achieved without it, but be warned this beer will weigh you down.

O - Old Chub has quickly become one of my go-to's. It's affordable and available in many grocery stores, but it has a truly complex and finely crafted flavor that is virtually unheard of in its price range. The only downside is the overwhelming heaviness of the sugars and malts that discourage having more than one. But that one is always a luxurious and memorable delight.

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for a beer that comes out of a can this is really good beer

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100 Points - had in aspen, tried many beers but this one is just perfect, can't find anything like this..

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,304 ratings.