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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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Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOld Chub - Scottish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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."

Added by Todd on 12-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,413
Reviews:
1,686
Ratings:
5,267
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
1,181
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 5,267 |  Reviews: 1,686
Photo of ChrisG523
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrMullet
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby brown. with minimal head.
Smell is sweet malt with a bit of dark fruit.
Taste is sweet dark fruit with a hint of smoke, peat, and alcohol.

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Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from 12 oz can.

L - Dark brown color with a little mahogany. Opaque in the glass, although it appears clear around the edges. Thin but persistent sheet of gray-brown bubbles and lace.

S - Aromas of coffee, low burnt wood and smoke. Clean and sparse, with a hint of alcohol on the nose.

T - Malt flavors with roasted, coffee-like notes dominating. Chocolate in the mid-palate, along with some faint, fresh, lightly floral hops. Smoke in the dry finish along with some alcohol sweetness.

F - Medium to heavy body and barely perceptible carbonation (appropriate). Low to medium hops bitterness. Light alcohol presence for the 8% ABV.

O - Beer is clean, malt-focused and surprisingly complex without being sweet or cloying. For me it hits all the right notes for a Scotch ale.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 32 Great Power. In Teku glass. Watching Broken Mirrror 2x01. With pok cheese. Typical scotch ale well executed. Toffee with a bit of booze and smoke. However, nothing bothering, instead providing it some character.

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Photo of dbauer
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ImbibingInOmaha
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look - the color of muddy water. True brown. Ephemeral tan head.

Smell - Something is wrong here. Maybe I got a bad batch. This beer smells like Budlight Clamato and nickels. It has the same metallic smell that some Belgian beers have, but it is decidedly not that. If I try incredibly hard I can smell some sort of fruit, but it's rotting. Almond extract and poppy seeds might be the pleasant way of describing this.

Taste - Malt, cherries, coffee bordering on instant. It's surprisingly tart! Alcohol taste clocks in at exactly 8%. Thankfully very little of the smell is present, a little metallic. Not a complex beer. Diacetyl near the end. Honestly what you first taste is what you get.

Feel - Light carbonation, syrupy, but still dry.

Overall - Bought a single can on a whim, glad it was only one. The smell is doesn't promise a good beer, but it ultimately succeeds at just that level nothing more. I'd give it to someone who says they love dark beers, but drinks mostly Guinness.

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Photo of Chipotle
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JavierGC
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brownish red with a tan head. Smells of malts, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes of rich chocolate, caramel, dark malts, and some spices. Medium-heavy body with medium-light carbonation. Overall a very good dark scotch style ale.

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Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ballzor
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A sweet, smooth, and fruity (cherry/raspberry?) Malty beer. It was almost too smooth with the aftertaste being very similar to the initial taste and the nitro leaving my tastebuds craving a little bite that wasn't there.

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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dustin22martin
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thampel09
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,267 ratings
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