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RATINGS: 1938   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1195) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Dark opaque deep brown in color. A nice cocoa flavor with a touch of smoke/peat. Toffee and butterscotch meld together in the background. A nice scotch ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 This is a badass beer. I bought a six-pack on a whim; the price was right (and I thought "how bad can this be?"). Well, its really good. Pours a very dark brown from the can, with a beige head that lasts longer than I thought it would. Strong malt aroma with pepper and smoke followed by a strong malt and chocolate taste. Caught a hint or two of scotch (not a bad thing, considering) in there too. This will be a regular, and Im going to the try the others from Oskar Blues too!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 One of those strange "like all the components but not the way it all fits together" sort of things. Its rich and heavily malty, which I love, but is so bland it makes me scratch my head after each sip trying to remember what the hell it tasted like. It is sweet, rich caramel with a milk chocolate presence. Slightly bittered but no hop taste. Very thick and creamy - exactly what I expected from a reputable scotch ale but just too much substance, too little character. ReRate - 1/19/2008; Enjoyed much better this time around. Old rating 3.4.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2007
Can. Pours a nice deep dark brown colour with a medium head leaving a good lacing. Sweet mildly roasty caramellic and prune alco aroma. The flavour has plenty of roasted caramel, softly roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol and slight chocolate. Sweet roastish bitter finish. Now this is the very best can beer I have ever tasted. More like a good weak barley wine than a Scottish Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 Poured from a can. Wow, what a badass beer. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel malts, which are sweet and inviting. The taste is delicious, with caramel and chocolate malt taking the driver seat, with a hint of smoke peaking through at the end. Nice and thick on the palate, with no sign of the 8% alcohol. Another beer that will be in the fridge regularly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Thanks to mcbackus for another great Oskar Blues brew. Pours a super dark copper with a small light tan head. Aroma is of malt, light cocoa, and maybe some nutty hints. Flavor is bitter malts, spice, black licorice, mild smoke. WOW! Very nice stuff here. Light bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
Can. Aroma of dried prunes, alcohol and burned sugar. Caf au lait colored head on top of a dark chestnut colored beer. Flavor is dominated by sugary sweetness without being cloying. Caramel and warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Smooth mouth feel. A heavy beer and rather tasty even though it could be more complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pours a dark, dark brown with a very small tan head. Smell is fairly strong of alcohol, a bit of cola and caramel. Taste also strongly that of alcohol, with a great deal of depth. I detect slight amounts of smoke to provide a background to the roasted chocolate and hop foreground. Finishes a tad bitter. Thick, slick and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Pours amber with a red hew & creamy off white head. Very malty aroma - chocolate, caramel.. very sweet. Taste is smooth & soft with notes of roasted malts & hops. Perhaps some light smokey notes. Long lasting finish & very enjoyable!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pour: deep brown/amber. Head: thin, offwihte. Aroma: sweet, malty. Flavor: sweet, malty, caramel malts. Palate: thick to medium bodied. Finish: warm.


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