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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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4,295 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,295
Reviews: 1,519
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 147
Gots: 476 | FT: 8
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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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great go-to Brew! The key here is the Nitro Tap. I've had it both ways and really prefer Nitro to the Can. I was told by a Rep that they will be doing a Nitro Can in the near future.
Smooth drinking and almost a light stout mouthfeel going on.
Described as a Light Stout when I 1st tried it Nitro.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark brown, nearly black. Looks like a porter until you hold it up to the light.
Smell - ok. I don't have a good nose. Vague hints of coffee and caramel.
Taste - like the smell but with a bit of vanilla as well. Both taste and scent come forward when a bit warm.
Mouthfeel - nicely creamy with light carbonation.
Overall - a very good, nearly outstanding beer. I've been into the Scotch Ales lately and Founders Dirty Bastard has set a standard that makes beers like this - good beers - pale in comparison. This is easy drinking and a great beer to pair with a burger, but on its own it won't blow you away.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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

It poured a deep dark mahogany almost like a Cola with little head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was of sweet malt and toffee and the taste continued the sweet malt with a hint of chocolate. It had a medium to full body and was very smooth, although slightly boozy. Not overly complex, but highly drinkable. I haven’t had a Scotch Ale in a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed the Old Chub, although it did get a little sweet to me at the end.

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3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque deep brown that shows clear garnet hues when held to the lights. A dense, frothy tan head slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Brown sugar, hints of chocolate, a touch of peat, and light smoky phenols form the initial aroma. Molasses and a touch of tar come to mind. There's a little alcohol and prune/date character.

Flavor is sweet, with bruised raisins and dates underlying a molasses and toffee backbone. Hints of dark cherries add complexity, helping to quell the almost cloying malt. Peat and smoke aren't as prevalent as in the aroma, surfacing mainly in the aftertaste.

Body is fairly full and smooth, with somewhat low carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.

Very rich malt profile, but it's a little lacking in the peat character that I look for in a good scotch ale. Less complex than most. A bit too sweet.

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

canned on 06-19-13
A-Dark brown with atan head that laces the glass
S-sweet roasted malt. alcohol(light bourbon smell) with some dark fruit smell
T-sweet roasted malt with a bitter aftertaste that fades into a sweet cherry taste that gives you a slight warming at the end
M-sticky on the lips. Creamy with a full body feel, and medium carbonation
O- this beer is a complex beer that may take a few to figure it all out

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the can a nice rusty amber, with a huge tan head. Beautiful lace.

Nose is complex and wonderfully malty -- I get hints of molasses, bourbon, peat, tobacco, and Fall leaves. Superb!

Taste is similar, with a heavy-duty malt bill and touches of spicy-sweet bourbon, peat, leather, and tobacco. And the high alcohol content (8%) is well-submerged. This is a killer Scotch ale and a top-tier example of the style. Bravo.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,295 ratings.