Old Chub - Nitro
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Old Chub - NitroOld Chub - Nitro
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
3.95 | pDev: 10.38%
Aug 28, 2020
Apr 16, 2014
Very Good
Old Chub - NitroOld Chub - Nitro
Notes: OLD CHUB NITRO takes you deeper into the rich, malty flavors of the original brobdingnagian Scotch Ale, while the nitrogen widget liberates a cascading, uber-silky smooth oral experience only the CAN provides. This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (6.9% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub Nitro features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer.
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark brown color. Beige head. 3/4". Aroma was brown maltiness, red maltiness, lighter residual smoke. Didn't get the chocolate or coffee note in the aroma, but the roasted malt and yeast would later give way to these in the taste department.

Taste made me realize this is the rare occasion where I like a nitro beer more than the OG. Sure its definitely smoother, no big surprise there with a nitro beer, but here it seemed to temper the bitterness and alcohol moreso. I didn't think it was sweet at all. The roasted malt did well, a lot of times nitro will cover up roasted malt, whereas here I think it was easier to get those varied notes of chocolate and coffee via the malt roasting than it is in the original non nitro version.
Toffee has always been there regardless of which version. Less dark fruit bitterness this time around.

For once, a nitro version of something that doesn't dumb it down and is actually better than the original.
Aug 28, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 3/9/15; drank 7/14/15 @ the Yarchives.

NOTE: open over a sink!

Brown/purple appearance.

Nice tan head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Plum, caramel & mild orange citrus notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Plum & orange creme flavors up front; raspberry & mild caramel notes on the finish.

Far more complex & enjoyable than the regular version; a delicious revelation.
Jun 17, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by Walt_JR from England

Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by Rigobarrozo from Indiana

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by BalancingBrooms from California

Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Tfed_973 from California

Sep 03, 2018
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Dark brown color with tan head. No smell. Light and smooth mouthfeel. Tastes of roasted malt and brown sugar. Fairly sweet. Decent, true to the style, but the sweetness is a bit much for me. Don't know that I'd get this again.
Aug 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 27, 2018
Rated: 3.31 by BEERdedCharmer from New York

May 26, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Apr 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Very dark appearance with tan head that disipates slowly. Aroma is a nutty smooth light caramel. Taste is a watered down stout that has very little taste.
Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by BLarson31 from Minnesota

Jan 08, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2017
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nitro version. Brown color with a thick caramel head with medium retention.
Light aroma of red fruits, nuts and licorice.
Nice flavor with notes of licorice, nuts, cola, milk chocolate and lots of vanilla. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light, but still creamy body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is incredibly hidden.
Very pleasant and sessionable for the style.
Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by gilgar from Texas

Nov 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Spondonh from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Had this from the draught, not the can. Looked dark, but silky as the nitro bubbles slowly settled. Nose was sweet and a little smoky. Taste was absolutely phenomenal, but only because I one very complex flavors. So many great flavors happening here. Sweet, chocolatey, hoppy and smokey. All at the same time. The nitro makes the mouthfeel very smooth. After taste has that scotchy, smoky taste. Despite the ratings on here, this is one of my favorite dark nitro beers now.
Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 3.26 by fjdelvalle from Texas

Sep 24, 2017
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Rated by Cbmcguire from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
According to something I read, this ale brobdingnagian. Yep.
Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by brianstrong2 from Missouri

Sep 08, 2017
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Rated by BEER88 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nitro helped mellow it out!
Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 4 by flyersfan900 from Virginia

Aug 23, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by chossboss from Oregon

Aug 03, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by LukeB from Virginia

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by IBUBrew from Vermont

Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Raime from Korea (North)

Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Mindsculptor from Texas

Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by Scudworth from California

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by Duff27 from Illinois

Jun 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice deep dark amber/brown and leaves the same colored body with a two finger white foamy head in my thistle. Adequate light foamy lacing clings to the sides of the glass. In the aroma, a nice showcase of the typical "peat" smells of a Scottish ale along with some caramel and chocolate. I do get the malt scotch. The taste is sweet with all of the previously mentioned flavors showcasing a nice arrangement of sweet notes. Fairly easy on the palate, decent amount of malts subtly coat the mouth. Overall, my first wow by Oskar Blues, its about time, I would definitely have this again.
Jun 05, 2017
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Rated by ThaddeusGhostal from California

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Oskar blues. Incredible mouthfeel and much different than regular chub. Recommend.
May 30, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by bb-magic from Florida

May 28, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

May 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BeerTest from Florida

May 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Narthax from Texas

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Apr 24, 2017
Old Chub - Nitro from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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