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

Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOld Chub - Scottish Style Ale
BA SCORE
84.3%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 5,244 ratings
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:
#3,268
Reviews:
1,680
Ratings:
5,244
Liked:
4,420
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
1,175
Trade:
6
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%
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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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can (Bottled On 11-03-11) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1-finger tan haed that fades in a couple minutes to a decent dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a beautiful transparent dark mahogany with traces of blood red when held to light. Some light lacing can be seen throughout consumption but doesn't stick around long.

Rich, dark malts gives sweet aromas of caramel and light coffee. A slight booziness is also noticeable but definitely welcome as it plays well with the other aromas.

The taste definitely starts dark, rich, and sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, and just a bit of dark fruit. Upon swallowing, the malt flavors really come out. The caramel and toffee flavors from before strengthen and are accompanied by notes of roasted pine nuts, marshmallows, black cherry, and raisins. A slight alcohol warmth becomes noticeable as the other flavors fade.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is one delicious sipper. The body is smooth and coating but quickly becomes quite sticky as the beer warms. The carbonation isn't overly noticeable, which allows the body to present the flavors very well.

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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a crystal clear, dark, blood-ruby coloring that is vibrant and lovely. A thin, filmy, sparse covering over the surface of the brew, with a slick, clear looking cling along the glass. The nose is super malty and rich, with a boozey undertone and a roasted overtone. Flavors are bold and rich on a full, robust body. Roasted, tangy sweet molasses and toffee flavors blended amazingly into a velvety, creamy body. The aftertaste is super-boozey, with a caramel rich maltiness on a bold, rich, full body. The finish is smooth and rich, with a slight cloying feel that is cleaned up by the booze. Delicious representation of the Wee Heavy style.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 5,244 ratings
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