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

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

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

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Poured this baby into a Sam Adams pint glass. The body is almost as dark as a cola, with a hint of ruby coloring. Looks like a really strong bourbon and coke with a maraschino cherry at the bottom of the glass. The half inch head sunk down fast to a ring with a few wee clouds in the middle.
The aroma factor in this brew is more than a bit complex. I notice a very rich malt, loaded with raisins, molasses, and pipe tobacco notes along with a little coco as well. I'm also picking up some booze with this, and maybe a bit of black liquorish.
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Dark, ruby red body with a nice light tan head. Aroma exudes rich, warm, sweet malt grains; caramel. Rich, dark fruit flavors paired nicely with a medium-heavy bodied grain richness; excellent bitterness/alcohol warmth mixture at the finish.

An old favorite of mine, and a good reason to give canned beer due props. An absolutely wonderful, full-on malt dominant beer with a style-proper alcohol balance. An excellent beer in a convenient package: good for stuffing a few in a backpack or popping a can open and pouring a proper pint while watching football on TV.

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A - Very deep brown, mahogany coloring. 2 fingers of medium-tan head reduced down to a thin film in a few minutes. Decent lacing. Marginal legs. Looks great.

S - Honey, toasted malts, caramel candy, very light raisin and fig, and rye bread.

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