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Old Chub NITRO - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
89
very good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 19
Gots: 150 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BringbakFavre on 04-16-2014)
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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeahM
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of classixIII
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of handpullme
1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

I want to like this beer, because I really respect Oskar Blues and love everything else they brew, but I cannot get behind this one. The mouthfeel is very watery and the taste sweet and cloying. It's similar to how I remember the non-nitro version. I thought I needed to try the nitro version, but it was a bad idea. If you want a great example of this style, have a Skull Splitter from Orkney, Founders Backwoods Bastard, or McEwan's Scotch Ale. I honestly have no idea how Old Chub is rated higher than McEwan's.

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Old Chub is one of my favorite beers, so perhaps my rating is driven by expectations. I also don't know much about nitro beers (yet), but I think this one is less flavorful, has a worse mouthfeel, seems watered down, and, on the whole, is a poor imitation of the original.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

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Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
89 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.