Old Chub NITRO | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Old Chub NITROOld Chub NITRO
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3.95/5
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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:
#10,068
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
1,106
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
328
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Photo of Raime
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mindsculptor
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scudworth
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of ThaddeusGhostal
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.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbutter
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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 +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CreightonSM
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,106 ratings