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Old Chub NITRO - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Old Chub NITROOld Chub NITRO

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BA SCORE
89
very good

610 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 16
Gots: 134 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

Ieatlambfries, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

11/9/2014. 16 oz nitro version can purchased at Chuck’s Greenwood, poured into an ale glass. Pours with a thick, dense, creamy head. Mahogany colored and somewhat cloudy. Aroma is of roasted malt, biscuits, a bit of raisin and fig. Sweet flavor, with a slight amount of bitterness and sourness. Creamy and full bodied, light carbonation and a fairly quick finish. This beer most certainly IS still being brewed, and I hope they continue to do so.

PacNWDad, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Tiernan, Jul 14, 2014
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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%

tbryan5, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

TimBeaulieu, Oct 04, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%

GameOfBeers, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 01, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%

speterson1, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.1/5  rDev -47%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

16 oz can. Pours light reddish brown with a quick nitro cascade after the can exploded. It has a huge creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is more subdued than regular chub - sweet peaty caramel malts and some dark fruit with some chemical nitro.

The flavor is sweet peaty caramel malts and dark fruits with a nitro twang. The mouthfeel is creamy but watery like most nitro.

Overall, the nitro gimmick dumbs down the old chub. The widget helped the nitro head, but not much of a cascade and made it more subdued and watery.

Beaver13, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

megamass, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Guinnsslvr, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ChrisHartz, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of bsp77
2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Wood grain red with big nitro tan head.

Smell: Brown sugar, caramel and toffee.

Taste: Fairly sweet with brown sugar, chocolate, toffee and caramel. Not much peat or hops at all compared to the standard Old Chub. Lingering, off-putting aftertaste.

Feel: Thin, flat body - I don't like the nitro feel on this beer. Off dry finish.

Overall: Stick with the standard carbonation version.

bsp77, Jul 13, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%

longbeachjamie, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

westcott, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Found this in a can

I'm a big fan of non-nitro Old Chub. Its a "go to" beer for me, and I was interested to try the Nitro version. I'll admit up front that I'm not sold on the "Nitro" concept. My impression is that the creaminess and mouthfeel enhancement that nitro adds comes at the expense of flavor; that is, nitro tends to "flatten out" a beer.

The pour, into one of those funky Sam Adam's glasses, was beautiful. The action of the cascading head and the falling out of the brew was a thing to behold. The head was thick and rich. Not much aroma to this stuff, though.

Very creamy taste and wonderful thick moutfeel, but the overall taste had flattened out from what I expect to find in an Old Chub. If I had never had the regular Chub, I'd probably be more or less satisfied with the Nitro version. Certainly, Old Chub Nitro is superior to Guinness with nitro cans, but I don't find it superior to non-nitro Old Chub.

Veeblefetzer, Sep 13, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Loved it. I hadn't seen Old Chub on Nitro before so I had to give it a taste. Hopefully Oskar Blues will make this beer available year around in CA because it's delicious!

Mouthfeel- Exactly the type of creamy mouthfeel that you would expect from a Nitro beer

Flavor- Toffee and Caramel

Appearance- Medium to dark brown with creamy head

Finish- Smooth and satisfying

PorterPotty, Jun 06, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a nitro 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark and hazy brown with some ruby red. Lots of rising carbonation and a big three finger light tan head with very good retention. Leaves lots of creamy lacing.

Smell: A toasty, sweet, and smokey malt forward aroma with big hints of caramel malt, cream, and smoke. Upfront toasted barley malt with sweet hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, smoke, grains, chocolate, cream, nuts, and yeast. Also some hints of peat and wood with the smoke. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Subtle hints of earthy hops. A very good malty and creamy aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a creamy, toasty, and fairly sweet malt driven taste with big notes of caramel and smoke. Upfront toasted barley malts with good notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, chocolate, smoke, and cream as well as some nuts, grains, and yeast. Good notes of sweet brown sugar as well as some peat and wood. Subtle earthy hops in the background. A pretty good malty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a very high level of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A pretty good take on a Scotch ale. The nitro adds a lot of cream without burying the malt notes too much.

MattyG85, Jul 13, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev 0%

BurdockBoy, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

WVbeergeek, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ksi4077, Nov 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Fuzzycuffs, Sep 24, 2014
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Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
89 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.