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

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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
Ratings:
5,214
Reviews:
1,676
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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221
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1,168
For Trade:
6
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Photo of Lemke10
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a dark, reddish-orange color with a slight beige head. The aroma is mild but has hints of robust and grainy scents. The taste is pretty delicious as you take in a complex blend of malts, hops and yeast. The texture is just as smooth as the beer is flavorful. This brew is just as the description says: a great celebration of malts. Definitely give this one a try; I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can

A- pours a deep mahogany brown. Khaki colored dense head quickly disappears leaving a thin ring around the beer. Some what sticky lacing down the glass

S- toasted bready malt, sweet caramel malts

T- sweet caramel, bready malts, chocolate ting in the back

M- oily mouth feel, medium bodied, lively carbonated

O- a good Scotch ale from OB... definitely holds its own within the style

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Dark tan/brown with a fomay 1 inch head, sticky lacing.

Smell - Malts, oak, scotch, molasses, plum, rasin, some brown sugar and some alcohol.

Taste - Very malty , smokey and roasted. A bite of whiskey and oaked flavors along with the sugars. Has a great fruity flavor. Plums, rasins, and a great touch of cherry and rasberry. Alcohol adds some warmth in each sip.

Mouthfeel - Malts nail tounge along with some suagrs and fruits. Palate gets more malts, lots of sugars and alcohol. Aftertaste is fruity, malty and warm.

Overall - Excellent beer, very easy to drink and enjoy. Balanced well and plenty of flavor. Has the classic wee heavy flavor, with the added cherry flavor that works well. Very enjoyable, and worth the drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 OZ can poured into a beer mug.

Appearance: Vigorous pour produced thick 4 finger head that had very good retention. Foam color is same as a brown egg, beer itself is a dark brown that reminds me of root beer.

Smell: Sour scent of whiskey, sweet notes come into play at end. Carmel and something else I can't put my finger on. Toffee maybe?

Taste: Sweet, slightly burnt, definite taste and heat of Scotch, nutty. Very slight bitter finish.

Mouth: Slick mouthfeel, smooth all around lightly carbonated, warmth as it goes down.

Definitely a good drink. Can see having again.

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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a lighter mahogany color with one finger off-white head, moderate lacing.

S - Caramel malts, a tinge of whiskey, and a blend of dark fruits.

T - Sweet with burnt sugar, caramel malt, toffee, and booze. Good blend.

M - Very smooth actually, very drinkable.

Overall - Delicious Wee Heavy here. Very good balance. Incredibly drinkable.

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Cola brown color with an average-sized, creamy, smooth, meringue-like, cafe head. Decent retention leaving a faint coating of lace.

S - Slightly burnt brown sugar and molasses aroma is quite strong. Notes of cola and a root beeresque aroma. Some caramel and toffee. Slightly spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon. Not overly spicy but more cola comes out as I smell it.

T - Slightly more spicy that the nose. Toffee, caramel, and molasses is very strong and have a slightly more burnt note than I enjoy. Sweet and slightly boozy. Faintest metallic taste. The cola, root beer rooty flavors start coming out a bit on the finish.

M - Light to medium body with slightly below carbonation. Slightly thin.

D - Goes down fairly easily for a Scotch Ale. Bolder flavors with a slightly boozy taste. I had no problems finishing the can, but I wasn't anticipating the next sip.

Notes: Decent beer. Hits the notes you'd expect for the style, but it doesn't really wow or stand out. Good but not great beer. I don't mind it in the fridge, especially for $10/6pack for an 8% Scotch Ale.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4 out of 5 based on 5,214 ratings.
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