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RATINGS: 1836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Old Chub is a Scottish style ale brewed with copious amounts of crystal and chocolate malts, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malts. While Dale's Pale Ale ("the best-tasting canned beer I've ever had," according to many brewers and beer experts) is a showcase of both hops and pale malts, Old Chub is a celebration of malts. The cola-colored beer features a dense, tawny head, a creamy mouthful and flavors of caramel, chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Complex and rich, it finishes with a whisper of smokiness that calls to mind a fine single malt scotch. Old Chub weighs in at 8 % alcohol by volume.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1pintatatime (81) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured from 16 oz. Nitro can. Super creamy nitro head sits on top of a rich dark brown beer. Hints of scotch come through in the aroma but overall it’s subdued. Visually it’s a great looking pour. Taste is very smooth and sweet, with lots of toffee and caramel, some toast, and mild scotch-infused finish. My wife described it as "like a milkshake" which captures things pretty well. I’m not the biggest scotch ale fan but this is very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Not what you’d expect from a Scotch ale, much more roasty with a hoppy bite than the average Scotch ale. Tried the Nitro version as well. Thick and creamy character improves the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"pours thick, with little head. aroma is very nice...malty, complex, intruiging. dark, thick, smooth mouthfeel. flavor is sweet, but complex...vanilla, oak (beechwood), caramel, soft chocolate notes. oneof the better scotch ales i’ve had. hides the 8% dangerously well."

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
N. v. V. Julie gives a bad ratting is kind of sour. If it was fresh she would give a. 3.0. Today. It was skunked and she gave a 1.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz can poured in shaker. Aromas of vanilla, peat, and caramel come through. It pours cola, dark clear with a thick, tan, soapy bubble ring. A dusty surface and heavy, messy lace is left behind. A medium high sweet and light bitter taste comes through. The texture is a light and oily with a medium full body and a light prickly carbonation. The flavors of cola anise caramel come through and finishes with vanilla, caramel, and some spice some roast. Caramel woody aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerd16 (207) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
More roasty on the nose than most Scotch Ales. Not much scotch...or alcohol. Some muddled smokiness. Meh. Decent carbonation amplifies a fairly insipid flavor palate. Caramel malt. Some sweet, syrupy malt character mid-palate. Hint of smoke on the back end. Disappointed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3321) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Nitro Can. Pours clear ruby black, large creamy tan head, dissipates super slowly with nice residual lacing. The nitro did its job :). Aroma is malty, caramel, biscuit, toffee, light smoke. Flavor is light sweet and very light bitterness, rich and malty with tons of toffee and a light smoky undercurrent. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Some lingering bitterness shines through. This is an awesome example of a Scotch Ale, probably the best I have had that is not barrel aged. Kudos!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (846) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
Sample @ a tasting event. Mahogany body with a medium head. Caramel, dried fruit, raisin & nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (223) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
A nice twist on a great beer. The nitro makes it smoother and creamier but it feels a less substantial beer because of it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (610) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Can.Pours a pretty mahagony with moderate off-white head - nice lacing. Obviously a well constructed ale. Nose has lively fruitiness - plums, some cherry - along with leather and just a touch of peat-like roastiness. Just a touch of floral hops in the background making this very appetizing. Mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation, a little light for the style. Flavor is balanced and malt forward - thick caramel notes, some toffee and breadiness finishes just a little sweet with a bit of herbal hops.


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