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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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4,224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,224
Reviews: 1,515
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 140
Gots: 434 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

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."

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-13-2003)
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Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can with no freshness date.

A- Deep brown hue with bright reddish highlights when held up to the light. The mild carbonation brings a thin but sticky lace.

S- Chocolate malted milk balls, so malty rich ... faintly cloying with a clean alcohol in the nose.

T&M- Full bodied, creamy smooth mouth feel. The palate is full of unsweetened chocolate, caramel and "Breakfast Blend" coffee. Big maltiness is matched by a slow warming alcohol that gleans a bit of spice. Ghost-like smokiness. Hops are mild or at least meek in comparison to the malt. Very rich with a sweet finish.

D- Very easy to sip, I still would not drink it out of the can ... a beer like this needs a glass no matter what. One of the most amazing beers in a can ... I'd easily have this beer around all of the time.

Jason, Mar 04, 2006
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep amber color, and is topped by a good light brown head. Sticky, malty, candied notes waft from my glass as I pour. When I go in for a deeper sniff, I get toasted malt notes and a hint of roast malt at the end. Wow, this has a good solid mouthfeel and a nice rich body. There are lots of malt flavors here (caramel, biscuit, quite chewy actually). Perhaps a hint of roasty smoke in the finish. This beer is also subtly fruity with notes of raisins in it. This is a damn good beer in a can, certainly the best I have had up to this point. The hop perception is appropriately quite low, with only a hint of balancing bitterness in the finish. This is damn taste, for any beer, and it really hits the spot right now.

Gueuzedude, Apr 20, 2004
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4.36/5  rDev +9%

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4.16/5  rDev +4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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2.84/5  rDev -29%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Photo of FLima
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nitro version. Brown color with a thick caramel head with medium retention.
Light aroma of red fruits, nuts and licorice.
Nice flavor with notes of licorice, nuts, cola, milk chocolate and lots of vanilla. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light, but still creamy body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is incredibly hidden.
Very pleasant and sessionable for the style.

FLima, Sunday at 07:00 PM
Photo of everythingiszen
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Had this on nitro tap. Incredibly smooth. Smokey, peaty, heavy mouthfeel.

everythingiszen, Nov 23, 2014
Photo of That_One_Guy
4/5  rDev 0%

Picked up a six for my Fantasy Draft, just to try something other than the IPAs and Lagers that would be around. I was able to only have two of them as the rest of the deadbeats guzzled them. Overall, everyone loved it. I rather have a Wee Strong, but it was a nice taste with TONS of malt, and very good. I can see sipping this around a fire place while making fun of someone's haircut.

That_One_Guy, Nov 23, 2014
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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,224 ratings.