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:
#3,966
Reviews:
1,700
Ratings:
5,326
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Photo of Nace4
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.07/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of l2t
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite brews when I want just one with dinner. At 8%abv, you aren't going to drink this all afternoon on a sunny Saturday. But when you want want glass that's really going to do the job, this is the one. Very full bodied, with a strong flavor. It hides the 8% well. Many brews as this strength taste more like beer with 1/2 a short of vodka added, a strong ethanol taste with out enough else going on to compete. This brew is balanced. The maltiness, body, darkness but not to the level of a Stout/Porter, and tang are all raised to the correct amount to maintain balance with the strength of the brew.

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Photo of DamienArk
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bendukes86
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HipCzech
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz can (“canned on 11/21/17”) poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Deep, clear, mahogany brown with reddish hue, and a short, dense head of bubbly tan foam. Recedes to a nice fringe of suds that deposits streaks of lace.

Smell: Deeply caramelized malt, cocoa powder, dried fruit and pleasant campfire notes. Faintly boozy.

Taste: Rich, sweet and complex malt and dark fruit. Slight smoke and salted caramel. Malt sweetness dominates, with a slight alcoholic burn and mild, earthy and bitter tea hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, slightly oily and sticky, with moderate but soft carbonation.

Overall: Big, boozy malt bomb; warming and satisfying sipper.

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Photo of Ollieo
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rivarol
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Briggsy43
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SeemyAK47
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davidstan
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pure scotch ale. This is a fun beer to drink but knocking back several would be a chore Slight burn from the 8% abv but not annoying. In the mood for a good scotch ale you can’t lose with this one.

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Photo of ipeters1017
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this Scotch Ale at a small pub and I was impressed by the Nitro looking smooth head and the smooth flavor.

Look: the color is brown with a thick smooth cream colored head

Aroma: slightly boozy, sweet, roasted malts

Taste: The flavor is roasted malts and sweet caramel, some coffee, a bit smokey, maybe a tad of bourbon but not much.

Feel: medium body, oily

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

Photo of The-Beav
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The scotch ale by which to judge all others. That is all.
Nose is strong on cocoa and coffee notes, excellent 3/4” tan head, first taste sets the standard, very little difference as it warms, lighter mouthfeel than expected from such a dark brew. Somewhat nutty like an English brown mixed with a porter.

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Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beaulabauve
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick brown head. Smell spicy and sweet. Taste spicy, sweet, malty. Slight blue cheese after taste. Full body mouthfeel

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,326 ratings