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

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4,429 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,429
Reviews: 1,542
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 163
Gots: 572 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-13-2003

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."
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Photo of NickTheGreat
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L (4.25) - This beer pours a nice deep brown. Not quite as dark as a stout, but almost. Nice amount of foam on top, too.
S (3.75) - I don't get a lot of aroma. I know this style isn't crazy with hops, but I should smell something. Just kinda smells like beer, with a few roasted and caramel subtleties.
T (4) - I like this beer. A fine malt taste, with some hop hints. I've been into this style lately, and this one is a 'good' example.
F (4) - Again, nothing superlative here, but nice carb, nice drinkability.
O (4) - All in all, a 'nice' beer. I'm not going to wait in line on Black Friday to get this, but I certainly will buy it again.

Photo of Tdenham
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rob_o_rob
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mixologist93
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a mahogany color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to pretty much nothing

S: Lots of malt, though with a restrained sweetness. Some dark fruits and hints of smoke behind the wall

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a wave of maltiness with a bit of caramel and dark chocolate sweetness, quickly followed by a nice dark fruit presence, light smoke, and salted nuttiness (although, it's hard to differentiate between almond and cherry). Finishes with moderate sweetness, more dark fruits, and lingering smoke

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very nice scotch ale with waves of sweetness and dark fruits with just enough smokiness to keep it interesting. Surprisingly easy to drink given the heavier body/maltiness and abv.

Photo of jmisiewicz
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Scottish ale. Usually there is some hint of diacetyl in Scottish ales but these guys nailed it. No butter after taste smooth and strong.

Photo of k47k
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brianjs711
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dradair
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluenose0988
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derekgw123
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KBSKBS
4.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ilafan
3.22/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark, but can see through with red hue when held to light. Pours a lighter big bubbly head.
S- very sweet malty smell. Excites me about taste.
T- What a variety of malt. Roasted barley. The sweet finish lingers and turns to slight hop bitter. Very impressed.
F- Smooth with a nice bitter-sweet balance in the end.
O- Not big on scotch ales, but I like this.

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent Scotch Ale. Definitely recommend.

Photo of nelsonracite
2.53/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

not a huge fan of this

Photo of Originalredman
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abraham21
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of meehandennis
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
4.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I wish there were more Scotch Ale's on the market. This is a great example. Malty as hell, and delicious. There are hints of coffee within the intense malt flavor. While it doesn't sip well at the end, it's still a paramount among Scotch Ales.

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

Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,429 ratings.