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:
#7,021
Reviews:
1,709
Ratings:
5,360
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
1,224
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,360 |  Reviews: 1,709
Photo of hottenot
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

When I feel like having a dark beer, this is my go-to. I used to know a portly electrician who was sort of a friend. Older fellow, I nicknamed him Old Chub, because he was old and chubby. I showed him a photo of a can of Old Chub just so he wouldn't feel to bad being called Old Chub.

Tastes great, more filling! Everyone else has described this beer to the n'th degree, so there is no point in saying anything other than "I agree it is awesome beer"

Thanks Oscar, this really hits the spot for when you want something dark and rich.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaz0id
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Milktoast75
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 06/28/2018. Poured into English pint glass. Dark not quite opaque. Fantastic slight off white head. Two fingers settling to a smooth cover and heavy lacing before the first drink.
Sweet malty nose. Just what a scotch ale should be. No fancy spices or other shit. Earthy rich.
Amazingly deep malt taste with an unparalleled smoothness. Feel is unlike any scotch ale and I have tried many.
Old Chub introduced me to the style of scotch ale. I’ve never rated it because what’s one more rave review. Old Chub does deserve another rave review. Excellent.

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Photo of d5001986
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hokieguy95
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice clingy head with excellent lacing and amazing caramel, sweet flavor.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RemDog517
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a more than solid Scottish Ale. Classic style and packs a malty punch.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NedFredHead
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

hoo buddy i gotta buy more of this. pours like a bottle of coke with nice fluffy brown head a ton of lacing. nose is just a ton of those sweetish malts. tastes fantastic, chocolate malt goodness with a nice boozy earthiness and smokiness. perfect blend of hopiness and caramel chocolate sweetness. there's a bite for sure but seriously super smooth, dangerously so since this can was gone very quickly. god bless you oskar blues, despite the amount of headaches you have caused so far in my life.

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Photo of iguanodon
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Original rating 2016-11-18] Pours clear dark brown/red with a thick brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Taste of sweet caramel, malt, slight chocolate, cherry, smoke.

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Photo of Glider
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, almost opaque, chestnut brown with a nice tan head (8/29 canning). Smell is of sweet, dark malt with a whiff of smoke. Taste is sweet malt, bread pudding, then a touch of alcohol and spice. Flavors linger on the tongue with good body and medium low carbonation. This is my kind of winter warmer.

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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

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,360 ratings