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/ 5,247 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:
#3,272
Reviews:
1,681
Ratings:
5,247
Liked:
4,422
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
1,177
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ballzor
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A sweet, smooth, and fruity (cherry/raspberry?) Malty beer. It was almost too smooth with the aftertaste being very similar to the initial taste and the nitro leaving my tastebuds craving a little bite that wasn't there.

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Photo of rpjterp
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 5,247 ratings
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