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RATINGS: 1851   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
first taste and i thought this was instantly one of the better canned beers ive had. nice caramel and chocolate malt flavors with a light bit of smokey malt thrown in. excellent mouthfeel...just the right amount of body, not too sticky from all the malt. finished nice and clean with the slightest sweet aftertaste. i could drink this all the time

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudsmeister (64) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 A few years back I packed a case of these on horseback into the Colorado backcountry, preferring cans to bottles for weight reasons. This beer was an instant hit with my camping companions and pretty soon they were all trying to barter their own liquor stash for a can of Old Chub. And for good reason. This is the best canned beer I have ever drank. It is an excellent Scottish Ale and conforms perfectly to its commercial description. At 11,000 feet above sea level, the 8%abv feels more like 10%! The horses didn’t complain about hauling out a case of empty aluminum cans either. Highly recommended for backcountry or home comsumption!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 Poured a dark brown, almost coke like color with thick tan head from a can. The aroma is of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Had a nice creamy mouthfeel that tasted like chocolate and caramel, almost like a milkshake. The finish was nice and smooth with a hint of smoky flavor to it that leaves you wanting more. I just had this stuff on tap at Redlight and it is even better. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2007
12 oz can. Pours dark brown in color with a foam brown head. Aroma of chocolate and smookey malt. Taste of chocolate and roasted malt with a clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4905) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Virginia Beer Festival. Dark brown pour, with a deep tan, foamy head. Nice flavor of smokeyness, nuttiness, and hops.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4001) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Va BF 07 Draft: Smoky oak and cherry aroma, very nice! Dark pour, thin head, but good lacing. Robust flavor of well balanced hops and smoke. Plum and smoke finish. Top drawer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Can. Poured dark brown, with a deep tan, foamy head. The nose is malt and raisins. The flavor is nuutty and sweet with a mildly hoppy finish. Surprisingly good beer fdrom a can!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleycorn1 (10) - Catonsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
This puppy was grrreat. A dark brew... you’d have to pour it out of the can to find that out though. A true scottish brew- mel gibson would give a nod. Pours with a creamy almond head and the laces are true.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2007
12oz can, thanks pantanap. pours dark with rocky off white head. nose is malty, caramel, toasted nuts, stale grains, and wheat. flavor is meaty, slight smoke, toffee, chocolate, caramel. carbination is low-medium. mouthfeel is creamy and just right. alcohol is very well hidden. an easy drinkin beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Part 1 of my tribute to Braveheart. Malt, malt and more malt...hints of coffee and wisps of smoke peek through. Full and fat on the palate. Damn, I like this beer in a can...


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