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RATINGS: 1886   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Don’t dodge the can! Really digging this beer. Pours a dark and thick brown. Thick head after each pour. Tanned brown. Dissolves down to a thinner film. Nose is sweet and full of caramel candy. Flavor is comples. Tons of caramel. Chocolate and toffee. Maltiness has a solid backbone. Slight--ever so--hop bitterness. Then I find a smoky essence. Medium body to a fuller and oily trexture as it warms. None of the "tinniness" that I find in most canned beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Rated 7/17/07. Dark mahogany color with red edges when held to the light. Thin tan film for a head that leaves behind a patchy lacing. The aroma is a very interesting mix of roasted malts, chocolate, and smoked wood. The flavor follows that same pattern, with a bit of caramel mixed in and a smokey, salty, bitter finish. There is a distinct Earthiness to this beer. It smells and tastes like something that came straight from nature, untouched by man. Very interesting, and totally unique to anything I’ve had to date. I will definitely explore this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10181) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Can at The Rover in Göteborg. Dark brown with a nice head. The aroma has notes of malt, sweetness and syrup. The flavour is malty, sweet, slightly roasted, fruity with notes of papaya and raisin, a hint of smoke and a bit of citrus. 2376

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head (thick lacing). Aroma is rather faint with notes of caramel, malt, toffee, and oak. Flavor consist of maple, brown sugar, malt, chocolate, and raisens. Overall an Outstanding beer. Very well balanced, smooth yet thick palate with a crisp finish. Cant even detect the alc. content. Stays Good all the way through. Never expected that out of a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5791) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2007
Canned. Hazy, dark amber. Small, beige head. Lightly sourish aroma. A bit salty licorice. Nutty sourish flavour. Is it supposed to be like this?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (11704) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
Canned, at the Rover, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy amber color, offwhite head. Malty and somewhat sourish aroma, with fruity notes. Sourish flavor, a bit roasted, but really not that good. A bit infected, maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz can. Dark brown almosr opaque body with creamy tan almost guiness like head. Doughy, nice dark sweet malt w fruit maybe strawberry. Caramel and very strong malt push, slight bitterness and some pomegranate. Med to full body with creamy carb. Very good overall and was somewhat surprised with how happy drinking a beer from a can made me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz can thanks to xnoxhatex. Pours a dark brown with a beige fluffy tall head. Malty nose some chocolate, carmel, toffee, dried fruit and smoke? (next time i rate it, it won’t be around the campfire). Medium body. Malty sweet flavors bakers chocolate, a grainy earthiness that is a little like rye and a little chalky. Decent, but pales to dales ..pale .. ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5659) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Can (35 cl) at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Dark reddish brown, medium creamy head. Roasted malt aroma with fruity orange notes, clear alcohol presence. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. A somewhat cloying sweetness is only partly balanced by a nice bitterness. A mediocre beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (1991) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Can at The Rover-Göteborg: Deep red colour, with a thin head. Aroma is citric,dark choclate,coffee and a nice hopy balnce in the end. Flavor is almost the same,medium body,a bit weak enyway, but nice. Thin to medium sweet caramel finish.

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