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Old Chub NITRO - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 217 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 856 | Reviews: 114
Reviews by Ieatlambfries:
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

When you pour this beer (I opted for the straight into the glass nitro pour) you get the cascading Nitro effect with a deep Tan/Brown Colour. Once the thick head rises up, it's a dark Brown Beer with deep Ruby around the edges with a Tan coloured head. On the nose, lots of Caramel, some Woody tones and a little smoke. Great smelling for such a malt forward brew, you can really pick up on the caramalisation. When tasting this beer, there's an initial wave of Caramel, followed by hard Toffee and Fudge. Wood and a light Smokiness carry through the Palate. On the finish there's a little Tea aftertone, which is quite nice. As this beer is Nitro, it's insanely smooth and almost coats your throat. Light carbonation and a Sweet finish.

Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Photo of Beerdanza
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

All right! I love the original Old Chub Scotch Ale, so I thought I'd try the newer Old Chub Nitro. Even though it's lost some of it's ABV, it's a really fine can of beer.

It pours dark reddish brown, about the color of a cola. I get a good inch of creamy, cream-colored head. This is the thick, rich head of a nitro-charged beer. Pour it in a beer mug and it looks like the absolute, perfect glass of beer. Looks awesome.

Not much smell can get through the dense head. I detect just a hint of caramel. But what it's missing in bouquet it more than makes up for in taste. The creamy head is delicious, like a milk shake, followed by the bitter sweet taste of Scotch ale. This goes down smooth and satisfying, sweet enough to be easy drinking, with enough bite to make it feel like a real beer.

Overall, this is a fine beer. It goes down easy, and satisfies. One of the best Scotch Ales I've tried. Once again, Oskar Blues puts a premium product in a handy aluminum can.

Photo of mattcrill
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a thistle glass.

Aroma: pleasant caramel and deep toasty malt notes. Sweet bread character asserts as the beer warms. Clean fermentation character. No hop aroma or alcohol notes. All as it should be.

Appearance: Deep brick red pour. Clarity looks good but hard to tell due to the dense color. Head is thick and batter-like with beautiful tan dense foam stand. Head persists throughout.

Flavor: More caramel and sweet bread notes. There is a background earthy bitterness that helps offset the maltiness. Balance is toward the pleasant malt character. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers with a touch of caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Slightly creamy due to the nitro. No alcohol heat or astringency.

Overall impression: A pleasant and unique slant on this classic beer. I think the nitro mutes the wonderful character of the normal version of this beer but hard to tell without a side-by-side. Still, this is well done and immensely enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.87/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Beaver13
2.12/5  rDev -46.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ChrisHartz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bsp77
3.01/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

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Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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