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
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
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#3,796
Reviews:
1,695
Ratings:
5,317
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Ratings: 5,317 |  Reviews: 1,695
Photo of FreshHawk
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BB1313
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 10-08-12. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark auburn with ruby reg hues. Nice fluffy khaki head with nice retention and lacing. The aromas are full of dark fruits. Lots of raisins and walnuts in the mix. There's a touch of smoke, vanilla and some spices. The flavors match the nose. There's alot of grains and minerals making an appearance. I can also pick up on some black cherries. More raisins. There's also some cocoa and caramel as well. Bittersweet. Finishes warm and bitter. Mouthfeel is wonderful. Very smooth, syrupy, fluffy, creamy, right amount of carbonation. Slight alcohol presense, but it's enjoyable.

Nice example of the style. Traditional and well executed. Will enjoy again.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Photo of AllenS90
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.01/5  rDev 0%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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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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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,317 ratings