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RATINGS: 2056   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Pours a dark chestnut brown with thin tan head. Nice malty aroma with a nice nutty presence as well as some chocolate, caramel and hops. Flavor very similar to aroma with a lot of roasted nut maltiness, chocolate, caramel, toast and dark fruit with a nice hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2008
Can. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, hops and some chocolate. Nice and creamy palate. Taste is sweet with notes of chocolate, smoke and nuts. A lovely brew from one of my favorite breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
Can. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, roasted, coffee. Flavour is dry, roasted, coffee, malt, hop, chocolate. Nice and easy drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3054) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2008
From the 12 fl. oz (US) can with no expiration date or lot number that I could see. I picked up something from this brewery before. It is unusual to see craft beer in a can but Oskar Blues Brewery seems to have a lot of faith in the packaging. This one pours a very dark brown-almost black with a heavy amount of puffy, beige head. The aroma is an odd mix of malts, chocolate, and baked bread. Heavy mouth feel. It is incredible how much chocolate is in the flavor! It’s like drinking a fudge candy bar with alcohol. It most definitely is unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours black with just a slight cream-colored head. A dark coffee malted aroma. A lot of coffee in the flavor as well. Molasses, caramel, and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. A nice burnt bitter in the finish, but just enough to balance things out. Very solid mouthfeel as well.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
By far the best scotch ale ive ever had. Im really glad someone brews a good one, outside of Europe. Hopefully i will get lucky and find another 12 pack of this, probably not though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3-2-08 can shared at tasting
Amber dark brown with a thin tan head. It just didn’t blow me away and I was expecting it to be stellar. Smell is malty and sweet and dirt-like. Flavor is nice and sweet and quite simple. Most drinkable of the style by far. Creamy palate. Nice, and I would like to try again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Pours a medium brown color (like a scotch), with bitter sweet aroma, with hints of chocolate. Sweet malty flavor with that smokiness they mention at the finish. Excellent beer.

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 can’t 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.


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