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RATINGS: 1792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 15, 2007
What a shocker for a can, great pour. Deep dark color with big head. Nose of dried fruit with a hint of spice. Flavor is toasted coffee up front with mellow sweet dried fruit then folds into a little hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1895) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Faint scents of yeast and malts. Strong coffee halfway through the glass also oak aroma as i got to the end. dark amber color with a brown small head that lasts. Coffee taste with a mild bite. Lingering finish. thick mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6045) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
(Canned, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, firm beige head. Malty, nose with dark fruit, cherries and chocolate. Malty taste with dark fruit, chocolate, coffee (with milk) and a well balanced, lovely finish with spicy notes of hops and hints of smoke. Medium to full body, perfect balance. Velvety, smooth and charming (well, thatís the first word I come to think of) mouthfeel. I normally get bad vibes from beer in cans, but this beer was actually really brilliant. A real beauty! And it comes out of a can. Brilliant stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt in the aroma.Pours dark brown with a medium tan head.Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma.Medium mouthfeel with a big roasted malt finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
Can courtesy of shp555: Poured an hazy dark brown color ale with a big thick foamy head with good retention. Aroma of sweet malt with subtle touch of peat smoke is quite interesting. Taste is a nice balance between smoky malt with some sweetness. Body is above average with a creamy texture and some medium carbonation. This is a very good example for the style with some very good balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
From da can. Aroma of chocolate,caramel,deep roasted malts a touch of smoke. Pours an almost black thick tan head. Flavor is nice melding of roasted malts almost coffeeish. Caramel intertwines with the chocolate malts seemlessly and the subtlety of the smoke brings together a hearty brew. Palate was nice and easy but the malt characters give this a fullness to a thinner brew. Overall I liked this immensely, even better itís in a can, who canít like that?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12 oz can from ross... Oskar Blues Old Chub pours is dark brown and fairly opaque. It has a lasting brown head that is quite dense and leaves lacing rings with each drink. The aroma is malty, fruity, and a little yeast. As the beer warms up, some roasted malt becomes apparent in the aroma as well. The flavor is malty and slightly sweet. Roasted malt and some chocolate undertones add to the complexity and depth of the flavor. There is a little alcohol and bitterness in finish. The body is medium-full and is smooth on the palate. A sensation of warming alcohol enhances the overall experience. Overall Old Chub is a well crafted Scottish Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Tap at falling rock. Pours a cola brown color with a medium size soapy off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is caramel malt, some spiciness, chocolate, small hint of smoke. Palate is medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet finish. Rock solid, though not great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 28, 2007
Can. Pours Nut brown with a small tan head. Aroma and taste are both very chocolate like. Nice roasted notes. Real solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours a sepia color with an off-white head. Semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Some roasted notes. Flavor is a medium chocolate and toasted caramel. Mild and smooth drinker. Nice beer.


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