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Old Chub NITRO - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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89
very good

813 Ratings
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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 21
Gots: 203 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BringbakFavre on 04-16-2014

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Photo of kfh227
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Strange. Initially, I loved this. But now I am sick of it. kinda flat but I get that out of all canned nitros except Guinness..

Look: No head, dark
smell: Nothing special
taste: The best part
feel: Not enough nitro
Overall: whatevs ... might never get it again. Bought 8 total. The first one was great but I grew sick of it.

Photo of NonicPanic
4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Czequershuus
2.99/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Luxurious mouthfeel, this a a rich and hearty beer. The taste however, leaves something to be desired; it is to soft, to unassuming. Scotch Ales may not be the most agrressive style, but even with the considered this beer seems a bit apologetic.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanin
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoleBriety
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gouettn
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clausr
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nitro version seemed to scrub taste from original OC

Photo of epyon396
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matchmitt
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of wagoneer79
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a very dark amber that can be mistaken for black in bad light. Backlighting reveals deep red tones. Thick almond head that lingers with solid lacing.

S: Leaves much to be desired, very limited malt character on nose with few distinct parts.

T: Malty, sweet, rye notes, some alcohol warmth, very clean overall. No hop character to speak of.

F: Light body for a dark nitro like this, but medium body overall.

Photo of Schmoog
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jellikit
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can.
Appearance: deep dark ruby. Dr.Pepper in color with a 1/2" thick dense, foamy head....
Smell: light in the roasted barley dept. which I like. A little dark caramel.
Taste: toffee. Caramel. Chocolate. Roasted barley.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation. Big body. Creamy. Slightly sweet.
Overall: easy: good beer.

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophead723
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

First of all, I would like to note that this beer has 6.9% ABV and not 8.0% which is what's listed here on beeradvocate.
Poured into a claret glass from a fresh and cold can, the nitrogen fizzing.

Look: Deep, dark body but with flashes of a reddish mahogany around the edges. The head was dark and made of microscopic nitrogen bubbles that made a perfectly straight line at both the top and bottom. A handsome beer.

Smell: The smell is deep roasted malts, fig like sweetness, and a flourish of Cavendish. It is subtle in nature yet possesses an air of quality.

Taste: The taste is malty and smoky, with a touch of fig and cocoa. The prominent flavors of this beer come no doubt from the addition of beechwood-smoked malt which give this beer it's big body.

Feel: This beer's nitro characteristics really are what make it so drinkable for me. The head of the beer is as smooth as whipped cream and the body is extremely satiny. It's a smooth, dark elixir who's texture is sleek and immensely appealing.

Overall: Everyone should try this beer. It is a Scotch Ale which isn't even close to a stout but I compare it to Guinness which is of course the world standard for a stout. That is quite the compliment for this relatively new brewery in Colorado so I would surely recommend this one.

Photo of myuncle
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with 2 fingers of tight nitro head that sticks around for a very long time

S: Some dark fruits and maltiness up front with a touch of smoke. A little toned down than the regular version

T: Follows the nose, but more on par with the regular version. Starts off with the dark fruits and waves of malt followed by mellow smokiness, dark chocolate, and caramel. Quite a few layers before finishing with a light sweetness and more of the smoke

M: Medium-full bodied with very low carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, a la nitro

O: An interesting spin on the regular version that doesn't really add or detract in any major ways (aside from the mouthfeel, obviously). Solid drinkability and great flavors going on within the waves of malt and layers. You'll want to try this if you're a fan of the regular and scotch ales in general, just for the distinct nitro treatment

Photo of Budlum
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maxson924
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RayVB
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice smooth even taste, the nitro is better than the regular old chub.

Photo of chillin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ranger7
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
89 out of 100 based on 813 ratings.