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

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a nonic pint glass, pours a dark bronzy brown with a 2" tan head, good renention and lacing, clear

S: caramel malts, pine needles, oak

T: caramel and toffee, sweet with little bitterness, big malt presence which seems quite filling

M: full bodied with a filling quality, coats the mouth well, slight presence of alcohol

O: The smell and taste were a bit one dimensional., appearance and feel were quite nice though

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

Poured the Old Chub Scotch Ale from a can into a pint glass.

A - Dark amber color with a two finger of cream colored head.

S - Some roasted malts, toffee, carmel.

T - The flavor is amazing, much more than the aroma. Getting more toffee and carmel, roasted malts. Got to admit, I'm pleasantly surprised.

M - This is where this beer shines, perfect carbonation, medium body and silky smooth.

O - Wow, wasn't expecting this out of a can. A very good scotch ale, well done. I recommend this one. Cheers!

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

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark burgundy color with a fair amount of light coming through the body. Nice head on this one, a one finger light mocha shade with nice texturing and retention. The lacing left is plentiful, as well.

S: I've had trouble identifying leather in a beer's aroma before - but this is the first beer I've had that's truly leathery in its scent. Beneath that lies some sweet caramel, dried dark fruits, and a subtle touches of smoke and green tea.

T: Has a nice opening sweetness to it, almost akin to a porter/stout, but not quite. Layered notes of both roast and smoke aid the complexity without creating a messy clusterfuck. Smoke builds up more assertively on the finish and aftertaste, as well. The midtaste features some nice dark fruit flavors. I'm impressed with how complex this is - other sips reveal varying flavors like chocolate, mint, licorice, and tobacco. Drinkability is sacrificed for savorability, and it's better for it.

M: Silky and delicate. The heavy body makes it feel quite decadent, as well. In general, it's just a joy to swish around in the mouth.

O: I don't know if I could have more than a single can of this in a session - simply because it's meant to be savored rather than rapidly downed. Any beer that bears a passing resemblance to Schlenkerla's rauchbiers is a great thing, in my opinion. It strikes me as a fantastic 'cigar' beer, too.

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

12oz. can poured into a curved porter glass

A- darn brown which turns ruby when held to light, a nice fluffy light tan head sits on top and laces nicely.

S- Malt. A lot of it. Malted milk balls, dark fruits, molasses.

T- Malt bomb. Sweet molasses and brown sugar with some warming alcohol. The dark fruits are a bit more restrained than the nose. Some light earthy hops at the end, but they are futile against the malt wallop. Some slightly smoky/peaty notes on the end as well.

M- Medium to full, chewy, and just a tinge dry on the finish.

O- Great stuff, and proof that Oskar Blues and Sixpoint are on to something...(the cans)

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,324 ratings