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:
#3,722
Reviews:
1,694
Ratings:
5,310
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
1,201
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,310 |  Reviews: 1,694
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour a thick deep brown, with a substantial tan head. Smells sweet with caramel notes. The taste similar, sweet with notes of chocolate and caramel. A very excellent representation of the style. A beer that's 8% ABV, only $10 for a six pack, tastes this good AND I can take it to the beach? Count me in.

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

Generally I'm not too fond of Scottish Ales. I find them searingly sweet, almost to the point of syrupy most of the time and only try them on recommendation usually.

This was the right price at a little dive bar, so I thought I'd give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised with it's drinkability: it's still sweet and still very much a Scottish ale but the sweetness isn't searing and the mouthfeel's nice, moderate, clean, and doesn't mask the underlying flavours.

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3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into Unibroue tulip glass. Dark brown in color with a nice thick head that thins fairly soon.

Smells of dried fruit and caramelization. Very biscuity taste that finishes a bit sweet, as expected. Alcohol warms the throat after the first (and subsequent) sip.

Scotch are not my favorite style; they tend to be too sweet for my taste, but this one is a nice take on the style. Sweet with a nice boozy finish to round out the sweetness so as not to be too cloying.

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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