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

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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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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to output01x for this beer.

My normal pour turned out pretty heavy when I wasn't seeing any head. Finally got a finger of light tan head that dissipated in a couple of minutes down to a thick ring. The body is a strong coppery brown.

Whoo, this beer is a big caramel malt bomb. A hint of smoke and alcohol are also noted.

The flavor is lighter than the nose attested to. Roasted malt, caramel and a hint of toffee are all prevalent, with a hint of vanilla and booze on the back end. This may be my new favorite in the style.

The beer is medium bodied and smooth as you could ask for. It's a little sticky, especially on the back of the tongue and throat, and the carbonation doesn't make a big deal of itself.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/29/11

A - Pours a deep red/brown with almost two fingers tan head. Head. doesn't last too long, and leaves only spotty lacing.

S - Big caramel malt aroma, with some bubblegum, some chocolate and toffee and faint notes of smoke and roasted malt.

T - Similar to smell, big malty taste caramel leading the way and more chocolate in the taste tan the smell. Definitely a bit on the sweet side, but not overly so, and the sweetness seems to fade near the finish. A bit of warming alcohol, toffee and subtle smoke round out the taste.

M - Medium/full mouthfeel starts off sticky and gradually starts to dry out somewhat on the finish.

O - Enjoyable Scotch ale that I would definitely have again. Sweet, but it doesn't get in the way.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass

A: Poured a dark redish-brown, with about a finger of creamy white head, and nice lacing.

S: I'm getting sweet notes from the dark malts, little bit of booze, and smoke.

T: Whoa malts! Great, malty sweetness, coffee notes, light smoke and of course the booze.

M: I think OB's description as have a "skim milk" mouthfeel is pretty spot on. It's very smooth with a bight at the end.

O: Although I'm more of a hop-head myself, I can appreciate a good malty beer. I love scotch ales, and this is a solid example of a great scotch ale. I highly recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I don't have a lot of experience with Wee Heavy's so I can't really speak to the style that well. That disclaimer away, I enjoyed this beer.

It poured a muddy river water brown with a decent tan head that dissipated.

The nose is fairly weak, but predominantly a sweet grain that lingers into a roasty toasty bready malt aroma.

As it hits your lips, that's where it starts to shine. It's still fairly sweet, almost a molasses sweetness to it, with bready malts and a caramel underpinning. The finish is slightly bitter, though it doesn't bring to mind hops per se. It doesn't taste quite as alcoholic as it is, but you can sense the alcohol in there to a degree. The aftertaste almost has a faint hint of marshmallow to it.

Certainly drinkable, but I wouldn't have more than a couple in a sitting. As I said, I'm not super familiar with the style, but based on this am interested to investigate further. Check it out if it's available in your area.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a dark brown with lots of carbonation and a ½ finger head
S: Tons of rich, toasted grain with some caramel and booze hiding in the background
T: Mostly malt characteristics & fairly sweet, with caramel, roasted grain and cherry juice
M: A bit cloying from the booze; medium-bodied, on the thick side, but pleasant overall
O: Tasty & well made. I would prefer slightly less alcohol but still enjoyed it

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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