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

5,232 Ratings
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can (canned on 01/17/2012) into a tulip glass.

A - dark amber, almost brownish-black.

S - raisins, chocolate, coffee.

T - decadent bitter chocolate up front, raisins, a milky finish.

M - somewhat thick, very smooth.

O - easily drinkable, decadent. Overall a great beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark reddish copper color that looks is completely opaque if not held to the light. Fluffy 2 finger head when poured aggressively but dissipates decently quick. Less than a finger of silky head laces the top of the brew and a little amount on the glass throughout the duration of the drink.

S: Smokey with notes of caramel and a strong scent of malted sweetness. There is almost an initial hint of oaked smells hidden underneath all of the maltiness.

T: In the taste there is a sense of rum taste. Don't taste much smokiness, although the nose would suggest it. Very rich malt and caramel flavors. Underlying the whole drink is a sweet fruity taste - almost like some kind of berry. A little touch of bitterness that balances the malt and sweetness well.

M: Medium body, very creamy. Very little carbonation.

O: Scottish style is one of my favs. This one is complex. My favorite thing about this one is the underlying fruitiness that seems to play really well with the caramely malted taste. Very happy that OB has finally made it to Ohio.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is a beautiful and rich brown color, absolutely amazing looking with a light brown head.

This beer smells like molasses and caramel very sugary almost too much so but not quite overboard. There is also a significant ethanol aroma. The taste is similar, the lack of bittering in this beer harms the flavor in my opinion. I don't get much of a hop presence at all. What I did taste was primarily chocolate and malt

It goes down nice and easy but nothing particularly amazing about the mouthfeel. I'd like it if it were a little less carbonated.

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Thicker than I expected to the nose, mouth and tongue this was dominated by a roasty meatiness and some sweetness which leads to a fluttering trace of sharp light soya. a bit sappy too but the sugar cane backbone didn't quite hold it all up. Good though ,not legendary but very very grateful for Marty and Andrea for supplying this so I could share.

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Can into a snifter.

A - A deep, opaque black with a finger-sized ivory head. Average retention and lacing.

S - Smoke, booze,dark malts and some semi-sweet chocolate.

T - Lots of sweetness in this one. Brown sugar, caramel and chocolate compose the main elements. I feel that there is a missing culture of earthy notes. Good but no the best.

M - Almost light bodied due the the flatness (lack of carbonation) and watery nature. This simply does not live up to the malt profile.

O - A good showing with a huge lacking the mouthfeel department. I an interested to try the oaked and vanilla versions of this one. I feel the improvement would be immense.

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