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Old Chub NITRO | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Old Chub NITROOld Chub NITRO
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
1,094 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:
#4,823
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
1,094
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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39
Gots:
329
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,094 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of kdevilliers
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draught in a pub. It was served in a pint glass. It pours a rich, dark cola color with a thick, creamy, tan, nitro infused head. It's a really pretty pour. The smell was somewhat subdued, but it featured malt, peat, and some caramel. The tastes include lots of roasted malt, burnt, earthy peat, nuts, caramel, and brown sugar. This has to be one of the creamiest beers I've ever drank. It is full-bodied, creamy, and smooth. Overall, it is a really fun beer to drink. I think I like the flavor of the regular Old Chub better but the feel of the nitro version is amazing.

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Photo of syndelee
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rootscipio
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of IckyT2012
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Holy smokes, this one is the creamiest of the lot. I'm having this in a 4oz sampler on a flight.

Creamy head, unusually dark body compared to the original with copper highlights. Head is guinness-like and totally tight.

Not much on aroma except for some walnut, malts, honey, scotch.

Total deliciousness here. Lots of malty goodness like the original, with a rich honey-scotch layer. Notes of chocolate, plum, and torched banana peels come out.

Feel is nothing short of awesome. Super creamy, super delectable.

Overall, the NITRO is a win-win. I'll have it again and even prefer it over the original!

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Photo of Adam7m
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NatoMasochism
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Flying Saucer downtown Nashville.

Nitro pour - solid 1 finger head. Very nice lacing. Has a pleasing dark red tint.

Sweet, full-bodied, nice malty flavor. Very drinkable but not what I have come to expect from the Scotch ale style. Maybe more of a dark Irish red.

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Photo of kwkdmk
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrStiffington
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WeedWolf
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trooper92292
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jrb378
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kubishark
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Looks dark, but still letting some light through. Like a coke, though obviously with different bubble style since this is nitro. Smells malty and lightly roasted. Tastes incredibly malty and delicious. Has a flavor hard to describe: comforting and soothing. Smokey and smooth and oh so good. Feels creamy and more creamy. Overall this was a fantastic beer and I'm already looking forward to my next one.

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Photo of yespreacher
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Old Chub NITRO from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,094 ratings
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