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RATINGS: 1972   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Very dark, opaque solid brown color with a bubbly fluffy off white head that retains well. Chocolate, caramel malt and nutty sweet aroma. Taste is very smooth scottish style obviously. Rich nutty malty taste. Little heavy body. Toasted, light smoke and some chocolate taste as well.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3002) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
This has got to be one of my favorite scotch ales. I know everyone says this but WOW! This came from a CAN? Aroma of strong malt and caramel. Pour was a nice dark brown with a nice 1 finger off white head. Taste was HUGE. Easily drinkable with huge caramel malt flavors and a decent light hop aftertaste. Can pick up some woody and roasty flavors in the back of the tongue. After I hit 1000 I will buy a lot more of this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35051) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and dense light brown head. Sugarish caramel malty aroma. Roasted and slight liqourice flavour, dry and to slight woody. Ends somewhat dry and low carbonated and sugarish malty with a mild roasted note.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Nice smoky, chocolatey ber. Very malty, yet nicely warm on the palate. I really like that it’s in the can, adds an air of informality to what’s in fact a serious brew. Some dark fruits definitely present.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Impressive complexity is my first impression. Big smoky, woody flavor up front. Oak and cedar. Fruit all over the palate as well. Cherry, plum and perhaps even strawberry. All of that then is drizzled in rich dark chocolate. The rich flavors are complimented by a monstrous chewy, yet smooth and silky mouthfeel. A bit of a brandy like alcohol flavor seeps into the back. Just about as good as it could be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10730) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2007
Canned. Dark reddish brown coloured. Huge dense light brown head. Caramel, brown sugar, molasses, light notes of ripe fruits and some spice. Flavour is sweet and full of brown sugar. Has some alcoholnotes, a light herbal note. Some ripe fruits and a very light note of liqourice. Is quite full bodied. A light dryness. Is slightly bitter maybe from the alcohol. Quite quite easy to drink, but gives a least me a light buzz. Not used to these high octane US beers no more, but I still like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. #1700 rating, yes Jesper, nice one! [Courtesy of yespr, tasting @ yespr] Large thick beige head that mostly lasted. Thick film like lacing. Dark mahogany colour. Lovely balanced hoppy and malty sweet notes. Hint of toasted malt in the sniff. Light fruity feel as well. Light biscuit notes. Over the palate, more hops bitterness and full creamy malty feel. Medium bodied with a light dry texture and a soft carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet flavour. Light dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11492) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
Can. Bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours a deep mahogany red. Head is yellow-ish beige and quite fizzy - disappears quickly. Aroma is caramel, toffee, barnyard, cocoa, slightly roasted and smoked. Medium carbonation. Flavour is mildly sweet, wood, cocoa. A grassy bitterness at the far end. Not as sweet as other Scotch Ales, very well-rounded.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
12-oz aluminum can. Lovely, that. Pours nearly black with a thickish sudsy head that for a minute kind of tries to be moussy. Plenty of webby lacing all down the glass as the head settles. Mild sweet brown bready nose with some cola nut in there. Moderate body, soft carb, gentle flavors. Bread, cola, light roast predominate on the mid-palate. Light herbal hop cling on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 4, 2007
Can. Tulip glass. Dark brown almost black with a red tinge. Thick tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma with some peat smokiness. Overwhelming roasted chocolate and caramel flavor. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel and very oily coating of the palate. Very sweet. The finish has no bitterness. Malt monster.


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