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RATINGS: 2048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaron420 (2) - North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008 does not count
Pours a nice dark brown, with a tan creamy head. Sweet malt smell with a hint of chocolate. a nice creamy palate. Taste is all nice sweet malts, with a smokey alcohol finish. I still cant believe this came in a can. Great beer

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
Can. Very dark brown, small brown tinted head. Aroma is really good: huge malt presence, lots of powdered chocolate in that sweetness, hints of roast, smoke, peat, almonds, and a really nice earth/bread character to it. Taste follows suit, really nice malt sweetness with more chocolate, nuttiness, and a wisp of smoke at the end. Alcohol comes through at the end in the form of a slight burn, but there is so much flavour here I hardly even notice. Those might be some hops in the finish or just more alcohol, I cannot tell. Creamy perfectly carbonated mouthfeel making it taste very fresh. A new standard for Scotch Ales for me - what a brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Pours a cloudy dark brown, with little head. Huge malt aroma. Flavor is dominated by sweet malts with an alcohol finish. Palate is nice and creamy. Overall an excellent Ale, from an excellent brewer. Wish it came in session strength.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2008
This is a delicious beer! Smoky malts. Sweet and smoky flavor that is pretty near all malt. Damn good. This is an exceptional beer from a style that Im not all that keen on. Keep up the good work Oskar Blues!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 can courtesy of thickerfreakness at tasting
Pours a dark maroon brown with a tan head atop. Smell is as expected for the style with peaty maltiness in the nose. Never been my favorite style, so the sample size was ample for me. Creamy body and flavor of malt and peatiness. Slight touch of hops to balance but the smoky flavor of the Scotch Ales have never been my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Pours a cloudy amber brown with a nice creamy head. Sweet dried cherries, molasses, and raisins in the aroma. Creamy smoked malt flavor, brown sugar, molasses, and dry finish. Chewy palate at just the right thickness. Well balanced enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Ol chub....sounds like a porno name. Lots of malty-roasty-goodness...semi sweet chocolate...maybe even a bit o bourbon? An interesting brew out of a can! one of the few, but usually these few are exceptional!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
From a can (duh), pours a deep dark brown with a large thick head. Nose is strong and pleasant with lots of malt and roastiness. Attack to finish is some of the best maltiness ive had with just a touch of peatyness. Very surprisingly nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (USA) Dark Brown color with a Med-Tan Head. Nice Roasted/Molasses Aroma with a sweet Chocolate taste. Unbelievable, this was out of a can. Yummy, get some

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
Can. Pours a clear-looking brown color, with a small, beige head. Malty, peaty nose with chocolate and a touch of fruityness. The flavor is sure malty and peaty, but leaves room for some chocolate and bitterness. Full body, and a long, roasted, peaty and sweet finish. I could wish for more fruityness, but for a scotch ale its fine. The alcohol is well hidden, leaving it quite drinkable. (080118)


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