Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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4.25/5  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%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a duvel snifter.

A: pours a nice dark brown with hues of dark cherry mahogany when held to the light, with an aggressive pour I got one fat finger of toasty cream looking head, dissapated nicley and leavs decent lacing....

S: a bit light on the smell, not as pungent as I had hopes for, smells malty, hint of caramel?

T: much nicer then the nose, nice malt sweetness with hints of chocolate developing into a toasty caramel... Almost a light vanillay touch. Progresses into a very nice finish.

M: on the lifght medium side... Oily and smooth, goes down real easy. Medium carbonation that adds a crisp bite to the finish, a very nice drinking beer. I feel like it is almost a tad light for the style, but it makes up for it in drink ability.

O: a very solid scotch ale... In really enjoy the flavor profile and the drink ability.... A very solid brew from Oskar blues.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into snifter. Canned on 11-15-11 @ 11:16

A: Pours a hazy dark ruby in color with a somewhat flat khaki head. Light gets through the beer but comes through quite red.

S: Malt nose upfront, some dark fruits. Starts off on the grassier side before warming up to some caramel.

T: Starts off a little grainy before transitioning to a sweeter maltier taste. Can pull a little smokiness from the beer. Dark fruits are present. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: A little slick and oily. On the thinner side. Pretty drinkable for 8%.

Overall a go to beer from Oskar Blues. Normally is reasonably priced even at the bar. I like a little more carmel malt in my scotch ales.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep red in body with off-white head. Aroma of light raisins, chocolate, toasty grains, and light cinnamon. Starts off cinnamon, chocolate toast, and then evolves into a dark fruit, tangy sweetness with some booze lingering on the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Looks great, smells great, tastes good.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a pint. It is a clear dark brown. It is what I would expect a Scotch ale to look like.

Smell is the one area of this one that is a little on the weak side. Toffee, caramel, and a touch of sweet alcohol.

The taste is everything I come to expect in a good Scotch ale... Toffee, caramel, faint coffee, a tiny amount of chocolate, sweet malt and a nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel is full and nicely carbonated. Drinks really well.

It is not the best scotch ale I have ever had but besides Scotty Karate I would say it is second. The only thing that could make this better is a stronger nose.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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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%

Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 5,248 ratings
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