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:
#3,724
Reviews:
1,694
Ratings:
5,310
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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226
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1,201
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Ratings: 5,310 |  Reviews: 1,694
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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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is similar to their imperial red ale. Pours a brown color. Good clarity for something brown. A light tan head is produced, above average in size, that 3/4" mark I would say. Aroma of peat, chesnuts, bog, brown malt and a little bit of alcohol. Reminiscient of a winter warmer but heartier.

Taste drops substantial roasted malt (not scorched, but rather, smoked) with campfire notes. Those into the varied nuance of different smoked malts would dig this. Thought it was a little more bitter and the alcohol was a little strong in the mouth feel on this one. Carbonation is a little lower and appropriate for style. Toffee presence pushes through. The heavier than usual bitterness starts to evoke some darker fruit notions. Its a decent representation of style for those into this sort of thing, but I'd rather stick with their hoppier offerings.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz draft poured into a tulip shows a murky, reddish brown body that briefly floats a 1/4in cream colored head that returns with agitation. Artistic webbed lacing remains behind.

Aroma is oddly boozy over the malty goodness with barely a hint of toffee.

Flavor is more toffee forward.

Mouthfeel is an oily, mouth filling medium but the finish is absent. It just disappears past the tongue.

Overall a fine scotch ale from a consistently successful brewery.

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickS95
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nunitn
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisG523
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of foghornleghorn22
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Pours a dark ruby brown. with minimal head.
Smell is sweet malt with a bit of dark fruit.
Taste is sweet dark fruit with a hint of smoke, peat, and alcohol.

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

Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 5,310 ratings