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

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Old Chub - Scottish Style AleOld Chub - Scottish Style Ale
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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:
#6,738
Reviews:
1,704
Ratings:
5,346
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
1,221
Trade:
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Photo of suenoderazon
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of megaman85
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plancy
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep brown. The head is tan with good retention. Not seeing any lacing.

The nose has dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla.

Lots of sweet vanilla in the taste. Maybe a hint of cream. Almost taste like a cola. Simple, malty and delicious. Alcohol is well hidden for 8% abv.

Mouthfeel is food bodied and smooth. Its silky and coats the mouth nicely. Carbonation is easy and provides a soft fizz on the tongue.

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

As I pour this, I’m reminded of a bottle of Coca Cola being poured, the difference being the frothy tan head that lingers. The nose has loads of caramel and a healthy dollop of stone fruit. Wow.

A quick draw rewards you with a beer that has substance, with the caramel and stone fruit combining to yield a beer that is the picture in the dictionary when you look up “scotch ale.” A pleasure to drink.

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Photo of GuyWithGuitars
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chitoryu12
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Chocolate brown with decent clarity. Very thin off-white head that immediately turns into a ring.

Smell: Sweet malt, raspberry, cherry, and straw. Very unusual profile.

Taste: Sweet malt, toffee, and fruit with a tiny amount of bitterness on the back end. Aftertaste of roast coffee.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A complex, tasty ale that would be great for sharing.

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Photo of benjaminsa
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BierRichter
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Azdirtmover
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another winner from this Colorado brewery.Goes down well and moderately priced.You like Scottish style,you cannot go wrong with this one!

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is what it is....and that being a bit too sweet. I was hoping for something closer to the flavor profile of Founders Dirty Bastard but got something close (not quite) to the sugary Einstock Icelandic Wee Heavy. For me at least, it is better than the Einstock but still too sweet. Bought a six pack and the remaining 5 won't go to waste as sometimes a beer like this hits the spot. Although I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of jripley97
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jenrhart
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rigobarrozo
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sumnerw
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown / ruby with tight, creamy head. Aroma of malt, wood, peat. Taste is more dark malt, overall very smooth, some smoky and bitter on the palate. Nicely done.

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Photo of Kwright
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I stumbled across this and had to try. I love Scottish Ales and this one ranks as one of the top 3 at least that I have had . Comes in at 8 % ABV with a hint of alcohol at the finish . Golden chestnut color and nice head when poured.
Very nice price point at under $10 for a 6 pack. Very nice beer to share with good friends and good company. Well Done!

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,346 ratings