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Old Chub NITRO | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
1,095 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.

Added by BringbakFavre on 04-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,880
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
1,095
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,095 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of bigbutter
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark black with a creamy, white head.

Nose is muted but some roasted notes. Taste is malty and a little acrid.

Mouth is to be expected - very mild carbonation and a creamy feel.

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Photo of chivermac
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from nitro tap into a mug. Pours pitch black with a fluffy nitro head. Smells of dark grain but weak. Tastes of light dark roasted grain with slight grapes. Beer is light bodied and easily drinkable for its ABV. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of erk0607
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EEscobar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Solid offering within the style. Checks all the boxes - chewy malt toffee, a little bit of smoke - without any off flavors. Lacks distinction to a degree but that's fine. The Nitro version definitely nails the texture & improves the optics, though it loses a wee bit of flavor.

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Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fountainofyouth
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KatyBeerGuy
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass. Thick, nitro head. Not much on the nose. Nice sweet flavor. Very smooth. Incredible feel and lacing.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz pint served at the Griffon Pub in Niagara Falls, USA.

Appearance - dark Amber topped with a finger and a bit of decadent off white head brilliant retention and lacing.

Smell - scotch in subtle hints but loads of toffee and caramel and vanilla. Slightly earthy but the sweet Malts dominate.

Taste - like the nose with a more astringent and bitter taste. Scotch and toffee makes for a very nice combo. Caramel and vanilla play a nice backing duo.

Mouthfeel - super smooth from the nitro. Otherwise hefty but smooth body and carbonation is just right.

Overall - sensational beer that is worth trying and lived up to my expectations. Never has scotch ale been so easy to drink.

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Photo of zotzot
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dasotelo50
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monk2021
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fellysmarts
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draught pour into shaker pint at Davis Beer Shoppe. Had some gas delivery problems at the start of the pour, so I should revisit. I've had this beer several times over the years, but alays from a can. Was shocked I hadn't entered it into BA. Nose was mute, but the one thing that really stood out that I hadn't noticed before was the sweetness. Not TIPA malty mess, but way more than I remember from cans. Puzzled, will revisit.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramerican
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jascott2112
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,095 ratings
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