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

BA SCORE
90
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5,214 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
Ratings:
5,214
Reviews:
1,676
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
1,168
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 5,214 |  Reviews: 1,676
Photo of McFinniganOfTheFinnigans
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Let's just say that after drinking a whole six pack you'll be feeling good. Hell. Even just one alone is a mighty fine tasting beer.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikec1115
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer and a prefect Scottish Wee.

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

Photo of Rob121
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites, great before dinner beer, malty with very low to no hoppiness, smooth and just enough carbonation, head is good and lots of biscuit and grain and bread, exactly what it should be.

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Photo of Holderness
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L -- Pours a very dark brown/amber with a big, four-finger light tan head produced with moderate pour. Some floaties, but not too many. Decent retention and good lacing.
S -- Very sweet molasses, brown sugar, incense, dark fruits, apple and peach
T -- Largely follows the nose. There's not enough whisky bite, which is my favorite aspect of most Scotch/Scottish ales. That being said, there's not really any 'bad' flavors either. Definitely all malts and no hops.
F -- Medium bodied, with a somewhat sour aftertaste that is both sweet and herbal
O -- Not quite as awesome as I was hoping.... But also not much to complain about

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Photo of jacknyr08
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown with hints of red when held up to light. Thick tan head that sticks around for a while. This is a really nice looking and delicious scotch ale - not quite as good as Dirty Bastard, but no slouch. I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Bridge84
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattinIdaho
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schimms
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at restaurant in smaller snifter:

L: Dark, milky brown - opaque with thick 1" head.

S: Roasty, malty.

T: Malt forward with roasted backbone. Hint of hops. Coffee.

F: Smooth over the tongue.

O: New favorite as spring is springing.

From a can at home:

L: Same as above, but with minimal head; poured into tulip glass.

S: Delicious malt and roasted coffee.

T: Similar to tap, but not as bold.

F: Still as smooth.

O: Great at home from a can. Loving this one - especially the malt balance.

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Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tohibii
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big fan of this for the rich, smoky complexity balanced with a sweet-malty syrup body. I tried it against a more expensive Dopplebock one night and Old Chub's absolutely killed it in the flavor department. This will definitely be a constant in my rotation. It absolutely has no business being this good for $9 a six-pack either.

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NHBeerSnob
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very well done beer.

I would add, this is a "Scotch Ale" - not a "Scottish Ale". The latter originate Scotland, the former are from outside of Scotland and a "take" on the style.

I've read a few reviews/reviewers who do not seem to understand this differentiation.

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Photo of BlkHawkFan01
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Yummy. Poured from a can, dark opaque brown, smells of roasted malt and nuts, sweet taste of toffee, silky feel, lovely. Bought this as a single, I'll definitely go back for more.

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Photo of Maillard
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KGilmour
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluesyasian
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frankenmonkey81
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DJoe
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4 out of 5 based on 5,214 ratings.
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