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RATINGS: 1935   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 pours a dark root beer color with a thin tan head. aroma is woody (possibly peaty) with a ton of malt and caramel followed up with some ripened berries. flavors of caramel and brown sugar dominate over notes of earth, chocolate and smokiness. a mild acidity is present on the finish from smoke. lingering flavor of ashy charcoal grilled meat. medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2007
This is an interesting beer that reminds me of my time living in Scotland. Strong alcohol aroma mixed with a sweet smoky flvor make it an ideal desert pairing beer. Strong molasses and malt flavors make this a beer that though it steps outside of the IPA style that I normally drink is very, very drinkable. I really like this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Tasty beer that is accurately described through the brewer. Kind of like mild, bottled smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa for this beer. Honestly, I was apprehensive of this brew because it was in a can, but man, it was great! Aroma was intensely malty, with over ripened fruit and dark brown sugar notes. Taste was of caramel, mild coffee, slightly spicy, and vanilla. A smokey presence lingers throughout the tasting. An excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1486) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a deep red with a small off white head. Lots of molasses and caramel in the aroma. Both of those combine nicely in the flavor, kind of smoky and a bit of chocolate thrown in. Finish was thick but not lingering. Very interesting. Thanks goes to BlackForestCO for hooking me up with this!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Can. Pours a wonderful dark brown, with pretty tan head - reminded me of cappuccino froth. Aroma of chocolate and malt, repeated upon taste with some roasted-ness in there. Solid finish. Delightful.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Clear deep mahogany red brown body with a huge light brown head; Not to big but very pleasant dark and milk caramel sweet nose; Soft texture, bitter very milky sweet body with way to little carbonation; Quite long bitter sweet finish, spicy tobacco notes are apparent, thin texture and yet a little cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2595) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Neato. My 2nd canned good beer today! Looked a deep garnet in the pour, but is a near opaque dark brown in the glass, with a large thick beige head. Aroma features the dark malts, with chocolate and to a lesser extent caramel, also a bit roasty. Flavor much the same, features a pleasantly dry roasted chocolate flavor, leading to a dry finish that is complemented by a leafy hop bitterness. They’ve done well to contain the potential sweetness of a beer like this without over-hopping it. Super!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Can from Beerlando. Mildly sweet aroma at first then turning into notes of molasses, some wet wood and a hint of piney hops. Pours a nice deep, rich dark brown with full amber highlights. Plenty of flavor and balanced nicely. Lots of sweet malt, a touch of smoke, molasses, toffee and a kiss of wood smoke. Medium to full bodied. Finishes rather dry at first turning into a linger smoked woodiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Okay, so I’m the last guy on the block to try a good canned beer (Thanks for the push Jayb0). Decided to taste it in its element. No glass, just can. First sip seemed off, then a clean the top of the can. Next sip, wonderful. Smoky chocolate sweetness. Wait...molasses. Very nice!


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