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

Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOld Chub - Scottish Style Ale
BA SCORE
84.3%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 5,244 ratings
Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOld Chub - Scottish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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."

Added by Todd on 12-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,266
Reviews:
1,680
Ratings:
5,244
Liked:
4,420
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
1,175
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of dustin22martin
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thampel09
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmurphy7
2.78/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of digitalflood
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Atom
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful, great smelling, we'll balanced, delicious beer. So happy I came across the beer!

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brianstrong2
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of csmrx7
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beach-Cruiser
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz CAN into a pub glass.

Pours dark translucent brown with garnet highlights. A fine three finger foamy head with plenty of staying power.

Sweet malts are very forward on the nose with aromas of diacetyl and spice. Just a hint of nutmeg and ginger in the background.

The flavors are straightforward and follow the nose down the middle. Sweet butterscotch/carmel malts, with a moderate but not to heavy-handed dose of toast and smoke. Very little hop presence but it's welcome and could even be a bit more potent. It isn't complex but it's still tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium and borders on sticky. Just a touch more carbonation and hops would make this one better.

Overall this is a damn solid wee-heavy and one of the best beers out of a can I've ever had. It isn't awe-inspiring for the style but it checks every box across the board. I'm going to get me some more and you should too.

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

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

Photo of jldoyle89
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: Oh, hey Old Chub. I see you.

Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Nice creamy head. Lots of lacing. Smells of caramelized malts, butterscotch-like sweetness, and a spicy hint that reminds me of nutmeg. Tastes caramely, malty, sweet, a little spicy and somewhat smoky. Maybe a little metallic. Full bodied and kind of sticky. Such a good wee heavy.

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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemming202
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of huthuty
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into nonic at around forty degrees, color is one of the darkest I've seen, when held to the light it appears slightly red. The head was two fingers and didn't dissipate until minutes later.

Smells dark and chocolatey but not overly pungent

The taste is dark and nutty, a mild stout like taste except extra smokey wherein the burn of alcohol is tasteable.
If you like dark brews, I'd suggest this one.

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 5,244 ratings
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