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RATINGS: 1924   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
12-oz aluminum can. Lovely, that. Pours nearly black with a thickish sudsy head that for a minute kind of tries to be moussy. Plenty of webby lacing all down the glass as the head settles. Mild sweet brown bready nose with some cola nut in there. Moderate body, soft carb, gentle flavors. Bread, cola, light roast predominate on the mid-palate. Light herbal hop cling on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 4, 2007
Can. Tulip glass. Dark brown almost black with a red tinge. Thick tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma with some peat smokiness. Overwhelming roasted chocolate and caramel flavor. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel and very oily coating of the palate. Very sweet. The finish has no bitterness. Malt monster.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2007
From a can. Pours oil black with a creamy tan head. Smells of roasted malts and toffee. Tastes of caramel, molasses, brown sugar. Finishes with a smoky bourbon flavor. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Dark beer with mahogany hues when held against the light. Creamy light brown head out of the can. Sweet malty aroma with something earthy and green in the background. Lively on the tongue. Lots of malts in this beer, with burnt caramel, brown sugar, and a vaguely smoky grain note. Some coco puffs flavors and a green hop flavor. Iím not a big Scotch Ale fan (and I know that people get annoyed when others say that) but this is a pretty tastey beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
Canned. Deep brown coloured with a medium sized tan head. Quite malty and very sweet. Notes of syrup, dark sugar and cocoa. Too sweet for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2007
9/22/07 On draught at the Dog & Pony in Renton, Wa. Aroma is semi-sweet roast malt forward with slight dark fruitiness. Appearance is dark brown with a moderate tan head. Flavor is sweet, syrupy malt with dark fruit and a very low earthy English hop character. Mouthfeel is medium/high bodied with low carb texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1191) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Dark opaque deep brown in color. A nice cocoa flavor with a touch of smoke/peat. Toffee and butterscotch meld together in the background. A nice scotch ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 This is a badass beer. I bought a six-pack on a whim; the price was right (and I thought "how bad can this be?"). Well, itís really good. Pours a very dark brown from the can, with a beige head that lasts longer than I thought it would. Strong malt aroma with pepper and smoke followed by a strong malt and chocolate taste. Caught a hint or two of scotch (not a bad thing, considering) in there too. This will be a regular, and Iím going to the try the others from Oskar Blues too!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 One of those strange "like all the components but not the way it all fits together" sort of things. Its rich and heavily malty, which I love, but is so bland it makes me scratch my head after each sip trying to remember what the hell it tasted like. It is sweet, rich caramel with a milk chocolate presence. Slightly bittered but no hop taste. Very thick and creamy - exactly what I expected from a reputable scotch ale but just too much substance, too little character. ReRate - 1/19/2008; Enjoyed much better this time around. Old rating 3.4.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2007
Can. Pours a nice deep dark brown colour with a medium head leaving a good lacing. Sweet mildly roasty caramellic and prune alco aroma. The flavour has plenty of roasted caramel, softly roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol and slight chocolate. Sweet roastish bitter finish. Now this is the very best can beer I have ever tasted. More like a good weak barley wine than a Scottish Ale.


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