Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale

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Type: Scottish Ale
  • Brewed by: Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Availability: All
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  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Moderate
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Can
  • Website: www.oskarblues.com
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  • 08.00% 
  • 1173/3686 
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Old Chub is a Scottish strong ale brewed with hearty amounts of seven different malts, including crystal and chocolate malts, and a smidge of US and UK hops. Old Chub also gets a dash of beechwood-smoked grains imported from Bamburg, Germany, home of the world's greatest smoked beers. Old Chub is 8% alcohol by volume.

While Dale's satisfies our hop addiction, Old Chub takes care of our deep affections for malt.

The cola-colored beer (almost black) features a tan head, a creamy, skim-milk mouthfeel, and rich, semi-sweet flavors of caramel and chocolate throughout. The addition of smoked grains gives Old Chub a delicate kiss of smoke on the finish.

Old Chub is the beer equivalent of a lightly smoked single malt scotch, or your favorite dark chocolate. We call it Rocky Mountain Mutha's Milk. People who tell us defiantly, "I don't drink dark beer," often fall deeply in love with Old Chub. We can't blame them.

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Reviews: 6

  • Feb 26, 2011
    madcaddie_foley (37)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Georgia Guzzlers
    4.8
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    O.k. this is a very quirky beer so I’m going to have fun with this one.

    The colour is a medium nut brown, it’s a really pretty beer. The smell is special… By that I mean it almost smells of a good Scotch or Irish Whiskey, and that’s not a bad thing people my love of beer is rivaled only by my love of Scotch! It truly tastes like it smells, a good Scotch (sans the kick in the palate and/or no mossy tones) It also leaves a glorious aftertaste. It’s extremely smooth and is almost too watery for the amount of flavour it’s sporting. Due to it’s “thinness” it’s very drinkable and is much less viscous than OB’s usual offerings.

    I highly recommend this one, along with all of OB’s other brews.

    Stay thirsty!
  • Jan 31, 2011
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    4.1
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    [Best served in a Thistle glass]

    Poured a murky dark brown with an average sized creamy light brown head that was mostly lasting and had really great lacing. The aroma was moderately scented with roasted chocolate malts, a sweet doughy yeast and a mild resin hop with a note of caramel. It tasted lightly sweet and acidic with a note of caramel at first and the finished very malty and slightly bitter with strong notes of chocolate and caramel. Mouthfeel was medium to full in body and creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a very tasty Scottish Ale with lots of nice malty flavor.
  • May 9, 2010
    nuggytbok (19)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.1
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    Another fine creation from Oskar Blue's. Don't let the can fool you. Deep, rich color. Nice aroma and a full flavor that fills your mouth with yummy.
  • Nov 11, 2009
    willmo65 (4)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Blueberry Lovers
    4.4
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    Don't be fooled by the can. This is a delicious, full-bodied beer, perfect on a cool fall afternoon. Good beer can definitely come from a can, and this is a perfect example.
  • Nov 10, 2009
    ABanerjee (29)Rank: Beer AficionadoGroup: Blueberry Lovers
    3.8
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    The chub is certainly worthy of its name. This beer came in a can and was supplied by our friends at All About Beer. Well we didn't expect the dark hue when it was poured from the can - certainly after tasting it, we r ealized this beer wasn't for the bud light drinking wimp. This beer was meant to put some hair on your chest and leave some lumps of coal in your stomach.

    Certainly, I wouldn't recommend drinking this in mass quantities. In fact, one may be enough for a weeks worth of drinking - but its definitely something you need to try in your lifetime to say you are worth of Old Chub.