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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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90
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3,723 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,723
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 126
Gots: 267 | FT: 5
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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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-08-2013 07:43:50 | More by foxyaardvark27
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2013 03:08:10 | More by NumberNone
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Kanewai

Hawaii

4/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2013 02:47:44 | More by Kanewai
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beerguy36

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-06-2013 22:29:46 | More by beerguy36
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BrianScottK

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-06-2013 19:18:34 | More by BrianScottK
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2013 17:26:40 | More by srw
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2013 17:23:25 | More by Ncpogs
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Gerred

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2013 04:18:50 | More by Gerred
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-04-2013 21:44:45 | More by gabrielsyme
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- a sparkling ruby brown with two fingers of dense tan head that goes coarse and then slowly dissapates.

Smell- carmel butterscotch toffee, a faint citrus in the background.

Taste- malty, slightly sweet with some cola undertones. Slightly meaty but in a good way. almost has a brown sugar or molasses component in the texture. the hops really kind of disapear although it is not cloyingly sweet.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, effervescence seems appropriate to style ( a bit lower than most beers). The carmel notes linger quite a bit aswell.

Overall- very tasty I would order another for sure. I had it with a steak but I think it would be good with dairy based desserts, chicken and dumplings meat pies. Good country cooking!

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 04:29:42 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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csparace

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of my buddies picked this up for me at Oskar Blues' new Brevard, NC location. I'm excited to see this come to the Carolinas and can't wait to see what they brew next.

Appearance (4.00) – poured from a 12oz can into a Matilda glass. Pours a tar red amber with a generous two finger head. Thick head with small smoky cream bubbles. Tons of carbonation rising to the top. Head fades quickly. Lacing is pretty sweet.

Smell (4.00) Malty with a dark caramel character. Sweet hop smell. My sense of smell kinda sucks but the smell of this beer has a strong presence.

Taste (4.00) – Roasted hop comes to mind first. Yeasty. Some darkened sugars are definitely present. Alcohol is hidden well. The body has the sweet aspect. The finish has a slight crunch of hops.

Mouthfeel (4.25) – Smooth. A bit less carbonation feel than I would have guessed with how much is moving to the top. Slight slight warming in the back of the throat. Lips aren't really sticky. Great for after a meal.

Overall (4.00) – I'm pretty satisfied with this for a scotch ale. There is not an abundance of flavor, but I think the mouthfeel is spot on.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 04:10:23 | More by csparace
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brownish red with no noticeable carbonation rising at all. Head is khaki that falls slowly to a cap. Some decent lacing is left behind on my pint.

Aroma is nice big malts nice sweetness hints of maple syrup good earthy notes and light fruit. Big chewy smelling brew.

Taste is like the aroma big chewy malts, toffee, sweet brown sugars or maple syrup. Good earthy notes, peat light smoke some fruity notes hints of chocolate. Some light alcohol spicy notes blend it all together well.

Mouthfeel is big medium but feels chewy maybe its the big sweetness carbonation is slight .

Overall a big chewy treat that I have been meaning to try for years but just never picked up. A good brew from a great brewery.

Serving type: can

04-03-2013 23:44:20 | More by mntlover
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GratefulNole

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-03-2013 13:50:45 | More by GratefulNole
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

04-02-2013 22:49:48 | More by RandyPuckett
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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beercanman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25%

04-02-2013 09:14:40 | More by beercanman
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drrone

Utah

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a great dark amber/copper color. A finger of light beige head with tight bubbles, that left a slight amount of lacing.

S - Not a very strong smell to it. The definite malt profile comes through nicely, followed by some caramel and chocolate residuals. Just a little smoke noted.

T - Very similar to the nose, but really shines over the nose of the beer. A pleasing malt burst, with caramel and chocolate, a hint of peat lingers on the tongue.

M- Medium body, with the same carbonation. Smooth, but a little creamy.

O- Quite a nice beer. I do like Scotch Ales and this delivers fully. Oskar Blues continue to prove they are a quality brewery (which I would love to visit sometime). I would definitely recommend trying this beer, especially if you like the style or would like to try the style.

Serving type: can

04-01-2013 20:39:18 | More by drrone
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-01-2013 03:34:02 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-01-2013 02:26:34 | More by artoolemomo
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

03-31-2013 17:37:20 | More by n00blar
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-31-2013 05:32:31 | More by stortore
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a can of Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I'm working my way through Oskar Blues lineup and since I'm a fan of Scotch Ales I thought I would give this one a try tonight, so lets see how it goes. Canned on 2/25/13. Poured from a 12oz can into an imperial pint glass.

A- The can has that typical Oskar Blues look with a darker green color to it, it looks ok. It poured a nice dark copper color that took on a real nice dark ruby hue when held to the light with a fingers worth of light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left a nice amount of spotty lacing behind. This is nice looking Scotch ale, the head could of have been a little better but other than that it was nice.

S- The aroma starts off with a fairly high amount of sweetness that had a slight brown sugar aroma to it and was followed by lots of malts that impart some dark bread, caramel and toffee like aromas along with a decent amount of light smoke and some nice peat aromas. I also pick up a light amount of earthy and somewhat spicy hops that barely show up. This beer had a good aroma, the slightly smokey peat went nicely with the other Scotch Ale aromas and it made for some nice complexity.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slight higher amount of medium sweetness that has a slight brown sugar like flavor to it and it's followed by loads of malts that impart some dark bread, lightly roasted, caramel, and toffee like flavor. Up next comes a light smokey peat flavor that is a little on the tame side. On the finish I get a light amount of earthy hops that impart a pretty light amount of medium bitterness and the alcohol barely shows up at all. I got some nice sweet malt flavors in the aftertaste along with a real light amount peat. This was a good tasting Scotch Ale, it had good balance and it was fairly complex, I liked it.

M- Very smooth, creamy, a little rich, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation that worked well with this beer. This beer has a pretty good mouthfeel, it worked nicely with this beer, I have no complaints.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, it had some nice traditional Scotch Ale flavors to go with some smokey peat that only a few Scotch Ale's I have tried have had, it combined both those aspects and makes it pretty balanced and smooth. This beer had great drinkability, it was very smooth, the alcohol was hidden very well, and the flavors did a good job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these in a row and be pretty happy with that and I can't say that for a lot of Scotch Ales, it's for sure more drinkable than Scotty Karate and Dirty Bastard. What I liked the most about this beer was the drinkability and the balance they were both pretty good with the alcohol was hidden better than almost any other Scotch Ale I have tired. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, it didn't look bad at all, but a little more head would have been appreciated, it wasn't that big of deal. I would for sure buy this beer again when looking for a good and drinkable Scotch Ale, it was nicely priced and it was pretty good for what it is, i can see this showing up in my fridge fairly often. I would recommend this to anyone who likes Scotch Ales, I think it's a good example of the style and one of the most drinkable. All in all I was happy with this beer and so far it's my favorite beer from Oskar Blues and it gives me hope that there's more beers from this brewery that I will like. Dirty Bastard is still my favorite Scotch Ale with Scotty Karate coming in close second, the flavors are much more intense in those beer but with the intense flavors comes less drinkability so it was nice to have a Scotch Ale that was on the other side of the spectrum and I feel like this one would be my third favorite of the style. Good job Oskar Blues, this is one quality Scotch Ale that I will be revisiting.

Serving type: can

03-31-2013 03:54:39 | More by StoutHunter
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Zanico

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

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Nicked

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-30-2013 18:09:54 | More by Nicked
Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,723 ratings.