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RATINGS: 1948   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1881) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Had this beer at the All Colorado Beer Fest on 11/10/2007. Aroma is a nice roasted malt scent. Color is a deep dark brown with very good carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste comes on with a medium body that goes down smooth with a sweet smokey malt flavor and ends with a very faint hop flavor and bitterness. I am not a big fan of Scotch Ales but this is a tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Can! Nose is lots of chocolate and a touch of fresh roasted coffee beans. Pours a nice cola-like brown with a steady head. Fantastic flavor, chocolate-heavy sweetness with some smoke and caramel in the finish. A really fantastic brew. Full bodied but not too heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Has hintso f cocoa, caramel, spices, and roasted malts. Finishes creamy like a typical Oskar Blues brew. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11610) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Dark ruby beer with a lasting off-white head. Heavy malty aroma, from grainy pale malt to darker roast malts, with some wood, and a hint of smoke. The dark malts and smoke dominates the flavour which is rather sweet. As much as I hate to repeat the marketing speech, there is indeed an aftertaste similar to a good whisky. After half the can, the combination of sweetness and roast/smoked malt becomes too much for me

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Can. Dark brown, almost black pour. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses, roasted malt, and sweet chocolate. The flavor is not as impressive as the smell, but still quite nice. The dark fruit, sweet chocolate, some roasted bitterness, smokiness, and some hop bitterness follow. Sort of strange finish for the style; I think because of the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Can. Dark brown color, tan head. Robust malty chocolate aroma. Syrupy boiled down flavor. Smoky wood character with some thick roasted chocolate flavors. Lots of melanoidin. Good with spicy beef and cheddar cheese. Real good for canned beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Draft. Brownish black in color with a very thick tan head. Aroma is strong and malty with a dash of smoke and some earthy hops. Flavor is rich and malty with a light smokey character; sweet with a touch of coffee, chocolate-covered raisins, and a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Can. Dark Brown color with hint of red. Nice thick off-white head. Aroma is malty sweet with hint of raisin and chocolate. Full bodied and malty sweet with a burnt flavor. Chocolate coffee flavor lingers. I really like this beer. For the price it is a good value and I buy this regularly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2007
can....appearance: dark caramel brown with some reddish highlights accompanied by a tan head.....aroma: chocolate, toffee, caramel. a total malt bomb....taste: roast, chewy caramel, chocolate, and smoke. level of sweetness a little high but this one surprised me as i found this pretty enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
Can. Clear medium dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, roasted, chocolate, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, notes of smoke. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (121007)


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