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

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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
Ratings:
5,215
Reviews:
1,676
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
1,168
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 5,215 |  Reviews: 1,676
Photo of DJoe
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of hotdogtornados
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarleyYumyum
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Full bodied dark Scottish ale. Smooth, rich and sweet flavor with a light nutty after flavor. Highly recommended for those that are looking for strong Scottish ales with full flavor.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a deep brown with nice amber mix, very thick foam head and some seriously sticky lacing. Smells of sweet molasses/malt. The taste is very nice, very clean and smooth malt, mild smoke, grainy notes. Overall a medium finish with fantastic flavor. This is a very nice scotch ale, it hits all the marks and is enjoyable from start to finish.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigedal60
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevCan
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 6-pack of 12 oz. cans from Total Wine in Arlington, VA. Poured into a tulip glass. "Canned on 11/02/16 @ 10:56 NEON PLAID"

Look: Dark brown with nice light brown head. Good retention, great lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt, whisky, hint of hops.

Taste: Great blend of sweet and sour. Bitter lingering aftertaste.

Feel: High carbonation, medium body.

Overall: Solid Scotch ale.

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Photo of Nolster
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StJamesGate
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

CAN
Viscous dark chestnut with creamy pocked beige head. 4
Kola nut, tree bark, and black cherry skins. 4
Brown soda loaf, walnuts, fresh figs, earth, birch beer, hint of bacon, some leafy hops and cleansing minty bitterness. Buttered rum as it opens. 4
Just medium, fizzy, a bit hot. 3.75

Chewy and autumnal and all that. Ever so slightly thin, light on the dark fruit and too hopped to be right on style. Didn’t catch the smoke until I knew to look for it. Lovely sipper, and I’m glad there’s a non-IPA, non-stout of this quality widely available in cans. But doesn’t hit the heights of Dirty Bastard, never mind Traquair. 4

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgf17
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice reddish brown with a beige head and great lacing.
A: Fruit, malts and bread.
T: Toffee, caramel smoke.
F: Smooth creamy texture.
O: Not the best, but pretty close. Good stuff.

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Photo of Dromines78
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curtis69
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ATVIowa
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agriverbear
4.81/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This has a nice color, it's dead on dark and where the light penetrates you get some light struck dark cherry.

The smell is proper, Smells like a Scottish Ale, a little boozy, enjoyable toffee and smoke notes

Taste is insanely seasonal. well done cashew brittle chased by a glass of Baileys irish cream on the rocks while planted in front of the fire listening to Christmas music... Damn. The finish fades back into a cola v. cream soda.

Mouthfeel is like boozy Yoo-Hoo, creamy, carbonated and enjoyable.

Good Stuff, highest recommendation

Cheers

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Old Chub - Scottish Style Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4 out of 5 based on 5,215 ratings.
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