Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew-Lyons, Colorado. Scotch Ale. 8% ABV.
I’ll start out by saying that I’m really getting into Scotch ales after having my first one back in the spring. Needless to say, the opportunity to try one on nitro-draught was too good to pass up. The Old Chub pours a very dark brown with a lingering caramel head. It smells lightly of scotch and malts and its texture is smooth, rich, creamy and frothy which is reminiscent of a very thick nitro stout. The taste is smoky and nutty with notes of scotch and caramel evident throughout. The caramel and texture really make this one seem sweet and easily palatable despite getting smoke and scotch on the front end.
I never seem to see Scotch Ales around with any regularity, so this was a pleasant surprise. The Old Chub Nitro (and probably the regular Old Chub) is definitely worth a shot if you’re into Scotch Ales, or if you want to try one for the first time.