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RATINGS: 2011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
From a can (duh), pours a deep dark brown with a large thick head. Nose is strong and pleasant with lots of malt and roastiness. Attack to finish is some of the best maltiness i’ve had with just a touch of peatyness. Very surprisingly nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (USA) Dark Brown color with a Med-Tan Head. Nice Roasted/Molasses Aroma with a sweet Chocolate taste. Unbelievable, this was out of a can. Yummy, get some

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
Can. Pours a clear-looking brown color, with a small, beige head. Malty, peaty nose with chocolate and a touch of fruityness. The flavor is sure malty and peaty, but leaves room for some chocolate and bitterness. Full body, and a long, roasted, peaty and sweet finish. I could wish for more fruityness, but for a scotch ale it’s fine. The alcohol is well hidden, leaving it quite drinkable. (080118)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Can 355ml
Appearance: Visibly carbonated dark brown ale with small yet presentable top.4-
Nose : Solid impression of high self esteem, clean rich malts with smooth saturated alcohol. Walnut accent on side.8-
Flavor/Palate : Medium full boded. Smooth, clean mellow richness. Quiet quality of brown malt. Slightly sticky gently sweetness with right dose of alcohol. Nothing is screaming here . Stoic timeless qualities. Monster ales are fad this ale targets mature beer connoisseur. Old Chub despite its size is perfectly balanced in every aspect. This is main strength of this ale. I found very to no fault. Splendid brew that other should aspire to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
Very dark mahogny towards deep red, with a minimal brown head. Aroma has tons of chocolate and caramel and i sensed some smoked whiskey notes aswell. Heavy malt flavor of bitter roasted chocolate and a thick palate from the caramel malts. Alchohol is well placed and the finish is quite dry and bitter almost ashy, again with some smoked notes. Great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5306) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2008
12 oz can. Dark brown body with a thin and fast disappearing beige head. Light roasted malt aroma. Flavor is smoked, malty, chocolate and surprisingly well hidden alcohol. Well balanced and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark ruby red, with brown highlights. Prominent lacing abound, with a small foamy head. Aromas of silky malts, chocolate, some muted floral hops. Flavor is roasted malts, slight coffee, honey, small citrus. Medium body, smooth but bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Foam rose out of the can upon cracking open. Pour was dark with reddish highlights, good head and good lacing. Aroma was light smoke. Flavor was smoke, some earthiness, some toffee. Sweet, but not overly so. Mouthfeel was moderate, with increasing carbonation as it warmed. For a stateside Scottish Ale, excellent. I’d put it a behind Belhaven Wee Heavy a bit, but other than that, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4149) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
Can at PlanB. Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, smoke, roasted). Flavor moderate sweet. Medium body, strong in alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Can at The Rover, Gothenburg. Deep brown/coca cola color with beige head. Aroma: Very sweet and malty, caramel, chocolate, smoke, tobaco, alcohol and nuts. Flavor: Sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, smokiness, tobaco, alcohol, toffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

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