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

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4,436 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,436
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 163
Gots: 577 | 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 chris826
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent Scotch Ale. Definitely recommend.

Photo of nelsonracite
2.53/5  rDev -36.9%
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 -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abraham21
4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of meehandennis
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malty, caramel, smoky. Hides the ABV well.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 2/4/15. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass stein.

Pours a very deep mahogany that is almost pitch black in color with a thin foamy head. Sticky lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of malts and caramel for the most part. Bit more going on with the taste as there is a very light hint of smoke that actually was pleasant. No bitter or harsh aftertaste and you couldn't taste the higher alcohol content but knew it wasn't a 5%er either. Medium bodied with lower carbonation. A really good brew of this style.

Photo of UBrew1984
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FalconOne
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arthurry
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeepBrew
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into tulip glass.

A: Dark mahogany with medium foam and retention, good lacing.

S: Malt and and caramel, fading quickly, then returning as it warms.

T: Malt, caramel, smoky and as it warms the booziness comes out. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-high mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation

O: Well balanced, tasty, flavor develops while it warms.

Photo of nodder
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

from a can into an Odell snifter

A: dark dark brown/black with a tint of ruby at the edges; 1 finger khaki head dissipates quickly
S: roasted barley, toffee and chocolate, a little faint bit of peat and smokiness, and some woody notes and vanilla too.
T: follows the nose, though more pronounced and there's a bit of nuttiness around the edges that I didn't get in the nose. The malts are layered, and come in a hearty breadiness, toffee/caramel as well as a touch of chocolate...nothing too sweet, but very flavorful. What really makes it go, though, in terms of taste, is the faint peaty smoke, a little grassy hoppiness, and the oaky vanilla. Again, holds back from becoming too sweet or cloying; really delicious.

Photo of jgeddis
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadwow13
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcconk
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goldndomer
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 4,436 ratings.