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RATINGS: 1809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 Nice! Smoke, peat, and caramel, all you could really want in a Scotch ale. Not quite as complex as some of the top tier stuff but very, very fine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
12oz can. Dark Brown, reddish tint. aroma of piney hops, hint of peat smoke. Milk Chocolate colored, foamy head. Sweet flavors of malt. Finishes with a small bite of bitter hops. Loved cooking Brats with it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morrdt (684) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Can at the local watering hole. Wow, a very different kind of beer. Pours from the can a dark brown color with a tan like head. Heavy scents of roasted malts and a touch of caramel and chocolate that carry over into the flavor of the beer. This beer kicked ass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2208) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Draft, great stuff. Pours thick with lots of head, lots of malty scents with a hint of smoke/roastedness at the end. Very scotch tasting, whateve that means.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2007
I was not tremendously impressed with Dale’s Pale Ale, and felt that it received a lot of "extra credit" for being in a can; which I don’t understand (the glass/aluminum can liner really makes no difference). This beer is different; I feel that this beer stands against other Scoth Ales even without any extra points for its container type. Its flavor is lightly sweet, peaty, and very malty.Quite good and recommended. This beer pours a nice hazy red-brown with very good, thick, and durable head formation, comprised of tiny bubbles of varying sizes. Aroma is a bit peaty, and with abundant amounts of sweet malt roastiness. Beer is fairly bourbon-y, with lots of sweet roastiness. You definitely cannot fault this beer for a lack of flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth. This beer is solid all the way around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours a dark red almost brown with light tan head that lasted. Smells of very sweet malt with hints of hops and molasses. Taste was much of the same. Very sweet malt start and finish with hints of molasses throughout. Wasn’t bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Dark mahogany pour with little head. Chewy dark caramel maltiness, hint of molasses, chocolate and a nice peat smoke finish. Medium-full velvety body

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Can. 12 fl. oz. Dark burgundy color with thin, tan head that disappears pretty quick. Malty aroma. Texture seems a little thin. Sweet, malt flavor that ends with a dry finish. Great canned beer, average if it were bottled.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
first taste and i thought this was instantly one of the better canned beers ive had. nice caramel and chocolate malt flavors with a light bit of smokey malt thrown in. excellent mouthfeel...just the right amount of body, not too sticky from all the malt. finished nice and clean with the slightest sweet aftertaste. i could drink this all the time

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudsmeister (64) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 A few years back I packed a case of these on horseback into the Colorado backcountry, preferring cans to bottles for weight reasons. This beer was an instant hit with my camping companions and pretty soon they were all trying to barter their own liquor stash for a can of Old Chub. And for good reason. This is the best canned beer I have ever drank. It is an excellent Scottish Ale and conforms perfectly to its commercial description. At 11,000 feet above sea level, the 8%abv feels more like 10%! The horses didn’t complain about hauling out a case of empty aluminum cans either. Highly recommended for backcountry or home comsumption!


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