Old Chub
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #37
Ranked #9,648
4.02 | pDev: 10.95%
Yesterday at 03:23 AM
Dec 13, 2003
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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Reviewed by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Similar in quality to Founder's Dirty B*stard, but roastier with a more pronounced British yeast character, and not as sweet or hoppy. Feels a bit more traditional. Some dark fruity notes and perhaps even slightly smoky, I'd think this would pair well with Barbecue. There is still substantial bitterness for balance, but it doesn't steal the spotlight away from the complex malts.
Yesterday at 03:23 AM
Rated: 4 by rfreed from Washington

Feb 03, 2024
Rated: 4.68 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Feb 01, 2024
Rated: 4.27 by Heeenrik from Finland

Jan 14, 2024
Rated: 3 by SeanP99 from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2024
Rated: 3.77 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Oct 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Way darker than I remember (perhaps due to drinking it out of the can), the appearance is very dark brown with clearer red edges under a lumpy tan had of moderate height.

Sweet caramel meets delicately smoky hickory and hints of porter roasts, finishing semi-bitter.

Though it was favorable, it's been so long that I felt the need to entirely redo my old review, as I was even happier with the current expression than I seem to have been in the past. Not only is it full of flavor, but it's unique in and of itself.
Oct 06, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by QuintusHorace from California

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 13, 2023
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Reviewed by startreker from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured up into my Irish pint glass.

Appearance: Nice dark amber with a nice white foamy head that settles into a ring of foam around the glass with decent lacing.

Smell: Caramel with toffee, with nice malt forward toasted notes. Some bittersweet chocolate as well.

Body: Full bodied and thick, very satisfying on the mouthfeel.

Taste: Nice malt forward upfront, with delicious dark fruits, plums, raisins. Did I say raisin's? Sure did, and it`s delicious followed by some banana in the background, with coffee notes, with bitter sweet chocolate. Despite the 8% abv, no boozy aftertaste at all.

Overall: This is absolutely delicious!! Nice full bodied Scotch Ale loaded with flavor that the craft beer enthusiast will love!! Not a beer to be swilled down due to the the 8% abv. Savor, and enjoy!
Aug 08, 2023
Rated: 4 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Aug 02, 2023
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Rated by dylandrinksbeers from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown color, sweet chocolate taste. Try a sixer and get back to me in the morning.
May 02, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. can for only a buck eighty nine - canned on 8/16/22
Look - deep brown, a little ruby comes thru when held to the light, tan head, good lacing
Smell - malty, smoky, chocolate
Taste - smoky malt, sweet chocolate, dark roast coffee
Feel - medium body, lightly carbonated, bit of syrup on the finish
Overall - Old Chub has a nice deep dark look with good head retention. I really like the smoky malt scent and flavor mixed in with the sweet chocolate and dark roast coffee notes. Solid 8% Scotch Ale I've had many times and find quite enjoyable to drink. Is it too Wee Heavy? I don't think so but find out for yourself. Pick it up and pair it up with The Pretenders - Middle of the Road. Enjoy!
Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can canned 11/16/22 into a Willie Becher.
L: Pours reddish dark brown w a 3/4+" creamy khaki head w good retention down to edge foam, low carbo, some lacing w initial sheeting, light banding.
S: Highly toasted candied caramelized malts, toffee, a hint of cocoa, light molasses, brown bread, dark fruits, butter & oak wood with warming.
T: Sweet caramelized malts, light toffee, roasted grains, raisins, a hint of grape, a hint of citrus zest which goes wide, moderately floral, lightly nutty & gently woody.
F: A bit cola-like then lightly creamy, smooth, med-bodied w a med-length moderately drying finish, lightly chewy.
O: A malty brew w a lovely hop crispness resulting in a wee bit of a dry finish, lightly fruity, gently sweet, complex and quite delicious. EZ drinking for its 8% ABV and it is outstanding in its style. I will buy this again.
Mar 16, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by cabsandking from Ohio

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by duglius from Texas

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by soupieman from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2023
Old Chub from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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