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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#3,913
Reviews:
1,700
Ratings:
5,324
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a nonic tumbler- pours a dark brown/ruby color (relatively clear) with a one finger off white head, dissipates quickly, leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smell is a little faint- definitely get some dark malt and a little yeast, and prune is the faintest.

Taste is good and consistent with the style- dark malts dominate but not too thick. I get a lot more of the prune flavor and a little roasted malt towards the end. Finishes pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel is ok- I definitely think it could use more carbonation. Medium full body with light, soft carbonation. Not particularly quaffable, but a decent beer. I've had better scotch ales and if I'm in the mood for one I don't think I'll turn to Old Chub.

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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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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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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,324 ratings