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RATINGS: 1776   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Can, yes indeedy. A Bonus brew from Iowaherkeye. After having a drawn out conversation that verged on an argument about PBR this evening wtih a few friends I thought it would be appropriate to open this 12 oz can of suds. Thats a serious pour from a can, yes a can, i’ve said it again, a can, can I say can, I can. Anyway the pour is deep brownish black completely impossible to see through. The head is large fluffy and tan. The aroma is wet and malty and thin. The taste is malty and full of caramel and sweet. Smooth and tasty, definetly a shocker from that can. Thanks again Joey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Wow, a decent rated canned beer. Have to try this one out! Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head on top that is not going anywhere! Looks delicious! Aroma is full of malt with smoked malts, chocolate, and caramel taking dominance. Flavor is full of smoke and chocolate malts. Hints of caramel are in there too. No sign of alcohol in this making it a pretty smooth beer on the palate. This is an excellent canned beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
By far the best beer in a can I have ever had!! Pours a deep dark amber with a nice tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of alcohol and slightly sweet. Taste is rather complex and as the beer warms a slight hint of the 8% alcohol comes out. This is a must try, great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a deep, dark brown, with very thin tan head that lingers shortly and then dissipates to little lacing. Aroma is a very pleasant malty caramel-chocolate combination, with hints of coffee and licorice, and as the beer warms, alcohol. Likewise, the taste is a sweet chocolate-caramel, with the 8% alcohol becoming more dominant late in the drink. Tingly mouthfeel, and a warming finish, make for a good beer. I must admit this beer grew on me somewhat

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Smoky, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Pours a dark brown amber. Big flavor, big malt, caramel, bitter chocolate, a slight hint of smoke. Big flavor in a small can. I’m so happy Oskar Blues made it to Florida!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of milk chocolate, peat, smoke, caramel and toffee. Taste is chocolate up front, caramel, hops, and taste of peat and smoke show up in the finish. Full bodied and quite complex for a beer in a can. Alcohol presence is nil.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
12 oz can....had to try this after trying the Dale’s Pale Ale last week. Admit I was skeptical of the whole great beer in the can noise I was hearing.. Pours black with hints of brown. No head whatsoever. (There was also no carb release when I opened it). The aroma is complex, with subtle hints of chocolate, smokyness, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, with hints of of carbonation to balance it out. The flavor gets sweeter as it warms, releasing more of sugary caramel taste, reminds me of the Mackeson XXX.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 bottle. average fizzy head into black body with fair amount of lacing present. aromas of moderate toffee and light chocolate. flavor is moderate sweeet with a slight touch of bitterness at end. long finish duration. dry texture. I must say that either I was just wrong or the tap had gone back becuase this is an awesome scotch ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Pours nearly black with medium tan head. Sweet caramal malt nose with mild smoky tone. Flavor is mostly black/chocolate malt with some bite and light smoke with very lightly sweet scotch aftertaste mixed with the still over-powering malts on the back of the tongue. It makes a great canned beer if you are not allowed to have bottles (softball fields, public parks, insane asylums) but overall the burnt flavors detract from the experience.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Actually drank from the can, then for the second had in a glass. Pours out a nice dark brown with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is sweet and roasty. Flavor is complex with some roasted malt, caramel and slight chocolate, maybe an earthy note or two. Not bad, especially for a canned beer.


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