Old Chub NITRO - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by rdilauro:
3.49/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
I knew this was going to be a big beer. From the time I poured it out of the can.
There was a strange situation, that happened with me and all the others that tasted it that night. When we poured it, there was a big nice heard, a dark clear bottom, but a hazy cloudy middle. But within a few seconds, that cloudy haze turned into the dark clear bottom. Very strange.
Personally, I think the nitro boost distracted from this beer. It made it a bit too smooth and creamy. I remember this one from the variety pack before it was Nitrod and the overall appeal of this Scottish ale was better.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 04:43:03 | More by rdilauro
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3.96/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz nitro can poured into a pint glass.
A: Beautiful cascading bubbles effect, a la Guinness. Very dark brown. Good clarity. And inch and a half of creamy tan head retains wonderfully. Thick sheets of lacing.
S: malty sweet with aromas of chocolate sauce, brown bread, blackstrap molasses, and Bernard even maple. Candied fruits and plum pudding are very apparent as well. Hint of woody smoke tucked deeply within.
T: Milk chocolate and nutty cocoa are the dominant flavors. Hints of cola and brown bread. Concord grape and juicy plum. Faint kiss of alcohol. Sweet throughout, though that slight hint of woody smoke dries it out ever so slightly on the finish.
M: Medium thick body with a good heft. Nitro treatment gives it the expected creamy-smooth feel.
O: I'm generally not a fan of nitro beers. It makes for a good mouthfeel, but I feel that it dumbs a beer down in the flavor department. In this case, it smooths Old Chub over in all the right areas. Sweetness is played up a bit, but the smokey edge is rounded off. I actually prefer this to the carbonated version. It's just that much more drinkable.
Serving type: can
07-27-2014 13:01:04 | More by ryan1788a5
4.04/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tallboy can into a traditional pint glass.
Classic cascading action, deep brown hue with reddish highlights. A half finger of frothy tan cream sits on top with no intention of dissipating. Sheets of lacing have similar staying power.
Moderate aroma, malty and bready with coffee notes, but nothing more that jumps from the glass. No surprise given the nitro treatment, which is why the flavor is so pleasantly unexpected - it's fairly rich and full, with coffee and cream, milk chocolate, and a lightly toasted bready malt character. Pleasing but controlled sweetness with almost no bittering hops detected, just the faintest herbaceous note. Medium length finish with a touch of lingering sweetness, again putting me in mind of a deli coffee with milk and sugar.
Medium body, only slightly watery, the expected creamy smoothness of nitro.
I would be hard pressed to identify this as a wee heavy in a blindfold test. I'd probably guess milk stout. Doesn't have the flavor profile of a traditional scotch ale at all. No fruity notes, smoke or peat, zero booze. Nonetheless I really liked this. I have always had a soft spot for nitro cans and this one is amongst the best I've ever had. Fun to drink, more flavorful than anticipated, and just all-around pleasing to the senses. I'll be back for more. Recommended!
Serving type: nitro-can
07-27-2014 03:25:12 | More by tobelerone
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned on 07/07/14. Sampled on July 25, 2014.
Whoosh! It sizzles open and overflows from the can like a good nitro widget-induced beer should. Super soft and delicate looking beige head on top of a near black color beer.
Lovely malty, vanilla, and coffee-like aromas just like the original with a bit of the good earth in the background.
The body is medium to full but the soft, delicate carbonation bubbles tickle my upper lip.
The taste goes more toward the malts with sweetness and a lingering bitterness at the end. Very nicely done.
Serving type: nitro-can
07-26-2014 00:10:55 | More by puboflyons
Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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