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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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cola color. Put it in the light and it is a very deep cherry red. Less than a finger of tan colored head. Just a small amount of lacing around the glass that is kind of wet and slippery and doesn't stick too much.

S: It smells like a rum soaked cake with strawberries on it. There are also notes of caramel and smoky, roasted malt.

T: Similar to the nose. Rum and strawberries seem prominent. Malty and a little smoky. A touch of dark fruit. The right amount of hoppy bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

M: Medium-heavy body. Smooth and creamy. Light carbonation.

O: I'm not as adept in cask ales as some other styles, but this is tasty. I'm a big fan of Oskar Blues so I had to try this one. In fact, this makes me want to venture out and try more casked ales. I can't speak for other similar beers but I like the complexity of this one. The taste and smell seemed to change a bit from start to finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Ruby brown color with a 2.5-finger frothy tan head. Pretty nice retention but no lacing. Clear with some visible bubbles.

S – Caramel, toasted malt, molasses, chocolate, raisins, and a little bit of an earthy, smoky aroma. Tons of rich malt in this one.

T – Again, tons of malt. Sweet nearly all the way through with toasted, nutty, and caramelized malts, chocolate, raisins, dried figs, and molasses. Spicy smoke and alcohol become apparent at the finish.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with not much carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a spicy and dry finish. Spicy smokiness lingers for a long time and pairs well with alcohol throat-warming.

O – This is a really nice Scotch Ale. It has tons of sweet, rich malt, perfect for the style. The hot smoke and alcohol at the finish are nice complements to the malty sweetness that opens the taste. Furthermore, it is extremely drinkable for a beer of this magnitude and body with 8% ABV. Cheers, Oskar Blues!

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Canned on 8/31/11... consumed 9/28/12

A:nice mixture of brown-orange with ruby tints to it. Creates a solid fingers worth of head formation that is off white in appearance and dissipates rather quickly.

S: awesome sweet aroma. Raisins and caramel are massive here. I also pick up one some woody characters and cinnamon.

T: still sweet in the taste, but not as much as I was expecting. Again, I predominately pick up on a caramel and raisins, and some woody characters. But I also pick up on more grain/barely characters here and a mild vanilla touch, noticeable alcohol.

M: wow, this is very light on the palate… too light. It leaves a nice caramel taste and I can feel the alcohol on the cheeks but I definitely wish there was more body to this one.

O: it’s a decent brew, just really wish there was more of a body to it. Its just too light of a brew for me to really get excited about.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,296 ratings