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RATINGS: 2068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2008
From a 12-oz. can--Poured a rich brown-amber body. Sweet, nutty, malty, hoppy nose. Lots of bite in the mouth feel. great carbonation. Finishes with some peat and cola notes. Very complex and delectable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
12oz can. Black-amber color with a thick, frothy head. Big smoky chocolate aroma. Creamy and rich, with a little smoked malt flavor. Deep and full bodied but oh-so-mellow and smooth. Smooth, sugary finish. One of the best Scottish-style American beers out there.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - MAR 30, 2008
A super awesome "dessert-style" masterpiece from the folks at OskarBlues. Creamy, ultra malty, but plenty of sweetness and the fact it is canned only adds to the coolness factor. One of my favorites!!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Can. Sweet aroma of chocolate. Deep chestnut color with a beige head. Sweet smooth chocolate flavors. Smooth palate with light milk notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Can from mcbackus: Pours a very deep brown with a creamy white head. Carmel, peat and smoke on the nose. Taste is sweet up front witha fade to smoky peatness. Finish is slight chocolate with carmel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2008
12 oz. Can courtesy of Naka. Pours a dark amber/brown with some light red hues. Nice medium khaki head, foamy and quickly dissipating from about one finger thick, leaving a decently laced glass. Big malt nose, mostly caramel with a slight smoke, and a touch of biscuit. Taste is full of caramel and chocolate, touch of toffee. A rather forward smoky quality permeates throughout, subtle, mixing with a mild to moderate bitter for the style. The end is crisp, but the hop bitterness and smoke lingers slightly on the sides of the tongue. Tasty brew. Would pair well with grilled steak or some beef brisket. k

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAR 25, 2008
12 oz. can. Poured out a deep reddish brown color, with a sticky tan colored head. Aromas are of smoky malts, caramel, some yeasty bread. Flavors are smoky malts, slight caramel, maple syrup. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Not too bad, could use less smoke in the malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
12 oz can thanks to fordest for sharing. Good flavors of some hops and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2425) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Malty aromas and flavors. Caramel flavors with some earthiness throughout. Some hops on the finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Dark brown with a dense head. Very sweet aroma of sugar cabe and malts. The flavours are also sweet with tropical fruits, smoke, butter and siryp being dominant.


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