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RATINGS: 1971   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
aroma hints of malts and caramel and smoke. thin head that didnít last. great lacing. very dark brown color. tastes of smoked caramel and hints of lite chocolate. full flavor that hints of the alcohol %. not big on the palate(aftertaste) left a yeasty feel in the back of my thoat that was a bit over the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
I have to admit that the first time i saw this can of beer whose name so closely resembled C.H.U.D. that I was a bit frightened. The little can just screams out that there is some watery swill contained within. But after pouring it out my fears were put to rest. It pours out a nice shade of dark brown with red highlights with a thin beige head sitting on top. Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, and smoky goodness. Has a well rounded sweet smoky flavor with some alcohol warmth appearing at the back of your throat. Feels nice and full as you swallow, slight amount of prickliness. finish is a long smooth smoky bitterness. The 8% abv goes wholly unnoticed in the taste. By far the best beer i have ever had out of a 12 oz. can.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rane (951) - Nibe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
Can. Dark brow with small long lasting brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel and a little bit of smoke. Taste again roasted malts and caramel ending with some smoked notes. A nice and very drinkable beer. The can was empty before I knew of it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Titanic Brewery draught. Smells mainly like rye whiskey, not much else wafts from the glass. Deep mahogany brown. Alcohol-forward taste balanced by a strong malt character. Smooth palate with good carbonation. Canned version is the same, noting the smoky finish and the sweet malt character throughout. The nose has got lots of raisin bread character, and the dark raisin character persists throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Didnít get a chance to pour this one...Took a peek in the can and it was a dark brown w/ tannish froth. Great caramel malt taste w/ some hops on the back end. Nice thick texture in the mouth. Great beer that Iíd like to taste again...this time in a proper glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
From can : Pours a very dark, non see throughable black, with a very small and fast diminishing offwhite head. Big time caramel malt nose, with some chocolate poking through. Wonderful taste of caramel and chocolate malts dancing on the palate, with hops bringing it up the rear, with a slight bitter bite. Roasted aftertaste. Medium body with a very smooth feel. No real taste or hint of the 8% ABV. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2008
draft @ Taco Mac. I wish the bartenders at Taco Mac and other places knew not to use frosty pint glasses when serving good beer. anyways, after letting this one warm up a bit I got some nice malty chocolate aromas... the body was full of flavor and carbonation. Very smooth over the sides of the palate with some caramel. Nice finish, a touch of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Can. duh. Dark thick head, almost opaque. Chocolate, malty, evervescent nose. Taste is creamy, a bit carbonated with chocolates, malts, sweet candi sugar taste. A bit thin on the finish but overall a wonderful beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12oz can. Aroma of roasted, smoke and spice in the mix. Dark bodt with cramy tan head. The creamy head formed a halo on body a good caramel with a hint of spice bitter in the background for flavor. Smooth on palate. About the third time trying to rate this beer. First one disappeared, second time the cat jumped on computer table and that ended up with the cat having to lclean half the pint off her body. Now hope this one stays put.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2008
Can@Home. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Ruby color, beige fine head, very nice lace. Sweet, light bitter, chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted, soft mouthfeel. At first I thought it has a nice complexity and wonderful mouthfeel. But halfway the glass I found it too sweet and flat. So I downgraded my scores but a 3.8 is still a very nice beer. Thanks Yngwie!


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