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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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a snifter.

pours a deep amber tone while yielding maybe a 1 and 1/2" off-white head; moderate retention and lacing. malt-forward nose offers notes of brown sugar, molasses, and peat with maybe a hint of dark fruits.

flavor packs more the same characteristics, delivering tasty elements of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and a little dark fruit, and flanked by a peaty/smokiness to it. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall another keeper from oskar blues - nothing otherworldly but definitely a very nice scotch ale, tasty and enjoyable. will purchase again.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a real malt monster. Rich brown color, big cream-colored head that has good retention, ample lacing. Lots of toasty, bready malt in the aroma, you know this will be chewy. Hints of booziness, caramel and toffee sweetness as well.

Flavor close to the nose, with a modest hop bitterness on the back end. Again, a bit of booze, lots of bready, chewy malt, medium toffee and caramel sweetness that dries up a bit (but not completely) in the finish. Body is medium full and the feel is smooth and rich. Carbonation is medium to slightly restrained allowing for easy drinking. Tasty but somewhat simple; malt, malt, and more malt.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 2 and half finger head poured out of the can. Red at first glance, grows darker when beer settles in glass.

Smell: Whiskey/booze flavor, smoked malt or hops comes through too.

Taste: Strong alcohol taste but blends well with malt and smoke tastes. Something else in the beer, something sweet, possibly vanilla?

Mouthfeel: Grows stronger the longer you hold it. Tingling/warming sensation.

Overall: Fantastic beer. I'm not a huge fan of Scotch Ales but this beer is drinkable and definitely a repeat. Although repeating it more than twice in one sitting is slightly risky with the ABV %.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 06-21-10. Chub. Skate. Chub!!!

A - Pours a very dark brown body almost bordering on black but with a reddish tinge. Super foamy three finger high light tan head with gobs of lacing and retention.

S - Very smooth and somewhat smokey malt aroma. Sweet toffee and brown sugar with some savory molasses. Chocolatey and bready with a touch of booze. Really fantastic aroma.

T - Very smooth and rich malts with some toffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Finishes bready with light smoke. Somewhat metallic aftertaste (not from the can, but rather an almost bitterness from the roasted malts). Not overly complex but quite tasty. mouth feel is creamy and medium bodied. Alcohol is a bit noticeable.

O - An excellent beer in one of my least favorite styles. Oh, and it ages extremely well! 15 months old and its damn tatsy.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a beautiful dark brown that, in the right light, has an almost reddish mahogany hue about it. There's not much in the nose on this one—a little alcohol and hint of sweet malt—but the flavor is jammed with syrup caramel malt, booze, and a little smoke. The beer has a medium body; The mouthfeel is smooth and buttery but doesn't hang around very long but the beer has a pleasant finish: It warms inside our chest, making us long for the fall days when we might actually need the few extra degrees of body heat.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,310 ratings