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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
Ranking:
#3,413
Reviews:
1,686
Ratings:
5,267
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
1,181
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 5,267 |  Reviews: 1,686
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Copper body with a thin tan head.

S- Very malty, some sweet caramel malt and somewhat of a darker malt aroma.

T- Malt. A tiny bit of sweetness is apparent, along with notes of caramel, but not a whole lot else.

M- Surprisingly thin, with little carbonation.

O- Not a bad beer by any means, but nothing really stands out that would make me want to pursue this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Rippeddisc
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Est 6-8 months old.

A - ruby/burgundy red. pour nice two finger head.

S - bready notes, raisin, carmel

T/M - thin in the mouth, and actually surprisingly little flavor. not sure if this beer was supposed to be aged at all. hmm. boozy in the back end with some decent hop lingering. bit sweet and caramelly.

O - For right now I'm a bit underwhelmed by this. Wont write it off until I have a fresh one but feel a significant lake of punch in this one. Hmmmm

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

It pours a brown/black with a one finger head into a tulip glass. The head dissipates quickly leaving behind some lacing.

For me this has a malty/earthy aroma.

I've been working my way through a six pack of these and the taste is growing on me. This will probably never be my favorite style. Right now I enjoy the IPAs much more and this is totally different. Not bad but different. This is much more of an after dinner treat than something I want to pair with food.

Mouthfeel is quite smooth as the carbonation is low but there is a lot of substance to provide mouthfeel.

I can see myself revisiting this but it won't be something I will have at the top of my repurchase list.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brureview
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip.

The initial head was four fingers and poured a rich dark coffee color. A light lemony malt wafted from the head. The mouth feel was pleasantly balanced with the finish: an extraordinary complex
sweetness with hints of licorice.

After a while, the finish exhibited a coffee-caramel taste, with a greater alcohol presence.

This scotch ale is a real winner- it's liquid gold.

Be sure to refrigerate it no longer than an hour, and let the can warm up for about 10 minutes.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into Russian River tulip.

A - Cloudy dark brown ruby with a thin off white head.

S - Charred malt and milk chocolate. Faint coffee, caramel, and alcohol as well.

T - Big and bold roasted malt profile, lending flavorful notes of dark chocolate, caramel and sweet toffee. Dark fruits like raisin and prune come in mid palate, followed by a long malty, woody finish.

M - Full bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Not much carbonation with some warming alcohol.

O - An exceptional scotch ale - although this is one of the first I have tried. I like the robust malt flavors in this style, and will be seeking out other examples to try. This is a beer to savor and relax with.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,267 ratings
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