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:
#6,731
Reviews:
1,704
Ratings:
5,346
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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228
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1,221
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Ratings: 5,346 |  Reviews: 1,704
Photo of ConnorJoe
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A surprisingly white, sticky head (no pun intended) with a dark, almost coffee-like color. The smell is obviously malty but with a small splash of roasted coffee notes. Feel is silky. When tasting, think a cold glass of chocolate milk. The malts are dark but don't feel heavy. The finish is clean and doesn't leave a film of staleness that some heavier ales have.

A rare scotch-ale that I can enjoy right out of the fridge (mostly because I can hardly wait to drink it).

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely one of the best beers I’ve had in a very long time. Smooth with strong chocolate and coffee notes. Wonderful biscuit aftertaste. My favorite brew right now. Try it!

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Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeanBump
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Its good, really good in fact....but I have had better (to be honest). A top quality yet still affordable scottish ale that comes in a 6-pack at 8%. My personal preference is for a little more sticky, malty flavor in a scottish but this beer is smooth with a little spice and I'll definitely enjoy drinking the other 5.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtdowns64
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one nails all the characteristics you want in a scotch ale, and then some. Wife and I both noticed some extra spice in there that reminded us both of a pumpkin beer. That could be good or bad depending on what you like. Will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Tcsox
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tulsa-Beer-Guy
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kelly10359
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklar9000
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is real good!

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

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

One and done for me.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Murky brown colour. Fruity nose, sticky tree fruits and yeasty. Yeasty and fruity throughout, very light for a scotch ale. Hints of nutty and toasty grains at the end. Bit of a tang on the finish that lingers. Balanced and not too heavy; light to medium bodied.

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Photo of Andrew4321
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VforVinny
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great standby. I keep this in my fridge whenever I can get my hands on it.

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

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

Photo of Sevinup07
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.07/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of l2t
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
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 -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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