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:
#3,566
Reviews:
1,691
Ratings:
5,298
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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225
Gots:
1,194
Trade:
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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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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from the can into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark garnet with perfect clarity with no bubbles. A frothy, two-finger, tan head is present whose longevity is suspect. Head falls apart about halfway down the glass, but a thin ring of bubbles and thin foam remain till the bottom. Leaves behind a few small blotches of lacing.

S - Nice powerful nose of caramel and brown sugar with plenty of dark grain notes and a light, earthy, hopiness.

T - Brown sugar and caramel upfront. The body is wonderfully rich and complex with candied brown sugar, caramel, dark malt, and light floral hop notes dancing on my tongue. Surge of caramelized brown sugar as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to caramel cappuccino finish.

M - On the heavier side of medium bodied with enough carbonation to give it substantial creaminess.

This may be the best canned beer i've had the pleasure of tasting. This makes me want to get the required thistle glass to enjoy it properly. Rich and sweet, this beer does almost everything well and would be ideal for hiking or just to relax with at the end of the day. I did't expect this to be near this good - will purchase a six if I can find it again at World Market.

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

This beer pours a dark brown color with a one inch light tan head. There is nice head retention.

The aroma is nice. A bit of caramel, raw grain, and nuttiness. It's an earthy feel.

The tatse is nice. Again a nice grain profile providing some tastes of raw grain, caramel, a light earthiness, and it's lightly smokey too.

The mouthfeel is full bodied, thicker, and nicely carbonated.

Overall it's a great beer. There's a nice flavor profile, and it's just well made. I dig it.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,298 ratings