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RATINGS: 1822   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (786) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
On draft at Zeno’s, Penn State. Sweet nose. Poured deep, deep brown with thin khaki head that left rings of lace. Lots of sweet chocolate in the flavor. Extremely rich and malty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - APR 30, 2007
12 oz. can. A surprising find in Florida on the Gulf. Poured a cloudy dark brown cola color with gewy tan head. Aroma of intense chocolate malt from an icecream shop. Toffee chocolate caramel and more malt breaks down the flavor. thick,silky heavy body and finishes smooth. A tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
Canned. MALTY! I would go into my own thoughts on the malt, but the can tells you the story: three kinds of malt. Makes for a rich-ass beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2007
Very rich. Just this side of cloyingly sweet. Just a hint of smokiness. And now I just noticed the commercial description, and realize that I bring nothing to the table.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2007
From a stubby 12 oz. can with a blurb on the back and with what I am guessing is a best before date along the UPC barcode, sampled just above cellar temperature in a nonic glass. Poured a dark Classic Coke brown with a frothy, bubbly tan head, good retention, small amount of ringed sticking. Nice malty nose, caramel, milk chocolate and sugary malts, a very light hint of roasted grains and a mellow earthiness. Good airy carbonation and a crisp, dryish, velvety smooth medium-full bodied mouthfeel. Quite quaffable, a smooth malty taste, chocolate covered caramel, grainy, caramelized sugar, a subtle hint of smoke, more grainy than peat, the alcohol is dominate by the malts and only provides a low temperature warmth in the palate, the hops take a back seat to the malts, at the end an earthy coffee bitterness emerges and a good sweet malty finish, this is a smooth, pleasant sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2007
Canned. Pours out in a clear dark amber colour topped with a creamy tan-coloured head. Clean aroma of caramel, cocoa with notes of smoke and citric fruits. Light chocolate, caramel and smoke in the dense but somewhat clean flavour with notes of nuts and spices in the warimg aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1241) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
nice big tan head, sweet caramel aroma, creamy body, taste is a bit chocolaty, very dry aftertaste, good stuff from a can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2007
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is all malts; specifically chocolate and caramel. Much like many complex flavor beers with the abv inching higher and higher, temperature is important. The flavor was a smoothly blended combination of the malts described by the company: caramel, chocolate, and light roasted. I did not get the smokiness mentioned. I did however enjoy this beer a great deal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 A great tasting, malty, easy drinking beer. A perfect beer for the backpackers among us. Probably about the best beer you can get in a can...so be sure to slip a few into your friend’s pack and enjoy an Old Chub at the top of your next fourteener.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 Breck beer fest sample. This has the makings of a great beer but was served too cold by the brewery dudes (not hard, it was snowing hard). A very malty beer but all the flavor seemed to be killed at lower temps. Clean tasting.


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