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Old Chub - Nitro | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Old Chub - NitroOld Chub - Nitro
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
1,108 Ratings
Old Chub - NitroOld Chub - Nitro
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,552
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
1,108
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
329
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,108 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of Walt_JR
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rigobarrozo
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tfed_973
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of detgfrsh
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.

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERdedCharmer
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Radcpa
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.

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Photo of BLarson31
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of FLima
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.

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

Photo of Spondonh
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.

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Photo of fjdelvalle
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cbmcguire
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.

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Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianstrong2
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro helped mellow it out!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyersfan900
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Old Chub - Nitro from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,108 ratings