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RATINGS: 1819   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2007
pours very dark brown with solid khaki head. aroma is smokey (breakfast sausage), toffee, and sweet caramel. taste is strong on the smoke with good amounts toffee and roasty caramel. brings a little piny bitterness along with the smoke in the finish. good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
12 oz can from mcbackus; Nose of caramel, and chocolate malts, with a small smoky hint; clear dark walnut with a big tan head, heavily lacing the glass as it recedes; flavor semi-sweet with caramel and some roasty, smoky coffee notes and tiny bit of bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - JUN 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 Could The C.E.O. be a Hophead AND a Malthead at the SAME TIME? Yes. You know why? Because I like Beer that tastes like Beer. NOT ones that taste like white wine spritzers...any REAL MAN would agree with me. I just had this with some Kentucky Fried Chicken (Original Recipe)..with sides of mashed potatoes w/gravy and macaroni and cheese...I even spilled some of this into my plate and sopped it up with a biscuit!! Itís THAT good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Can: Deep brown in color, amber hue and a tan head that fades. Very malty aroma with chocolate hints, roasted coffee and a hint of smokyness. Slightly syrupy mouth feel with almost no carbonation detectable. Roasty flavor with dark malts evident. Roasty caramel middle and a long peat-like dryish finish. Strong after-taste. Has lots of malt, but it lacks depth and is one-dimensional. Still drinkable, and stand-out, in terms of canned offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2007
I donít usually like malty beers, but the smoky flavor at the end of this beer sold me on this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draft. Dark brown in color. 1/2" head. Cigarettes-caramel scent, if that makes any sense. Burnt caramel in taste. Expected a lawnmower beer and got something much better. Sampled @ American Beer Fest in Boston

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2007
draft- poured a dark aborwn hue with a thick tan head. Aromawas very smkoy with some nice malt notes. Flavor was sweet with some caramel notes but a nice smoky presence relly balanced out the sweetness. The overall body somewhat watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Appearance: Pours out dark chestnut brown in color with a brown head made of thin, unconnected bubbles that soon vanished. Smell: Sweet-smelling with a huge, rich malty profile. Sliced dried dates. Fresh flowers. Some gentle spiced rum booze notes as well. Taste: CAN YOU HANDLE MALT?!?! Letís hope so! Caramel and toffee almost exclusively dominate the palate, no question there. Cocoa powder. And some smokiness. Nice touch, fellas! Gentleman Jack-ish. Alcohol is apparent in this brew. A teeny-weeny amount of herbaceous hops add a bit of spice for the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full in body, with a faint amount of carbonation. Creamy. Drinkability: Well made and full of flavor. A bang-up job for a canned beer. Give it a try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Mmmm, creamy goodness here. Lots of chocolate taste, about as close to a milkshake type taste i have had in a beer. My first scottish ale, so i didnt know what to expect, big fan now! lots of caramels and chocolate, its like candy in a can! yummmmmmmm, glad this available in Hudson WI now!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4887) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Can from JCB - thanks, Jason! Sweet malty aroma with brown sugar and figgy molasses. Just loads of fruit. Light roast with just a touch of bg fruit roll-up (a nice addition!). A very dark ruby with a frothy, rocky, creamy tanned head. Sweet roasty taste ends a wee bit dryer. Again, loads of fruit, competing with a strong peaty smokiness. Alcohol is well-concealed. Light-medium body. Somewhat syrupy mf toward the end, and a slightly harsh (though not from carbonation) finish and aftertaste - likely the alcohol kicking in. Yes, finish and aftertaste are not pleasant. However, I am now officially a believer in the new movement toward cans - this is flavor country.


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