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RATINGS: 1811   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Dark Brown Coloring with Sandy Tan Head. Light Smokey Malt Aroma...Light Roasts. Dark Malt, Light Caramel and Chocolate. Alot of Smoked Malt Flavor...Light Bittered Dry Ending. Medium Mouthfeel. Impressive For a Can. To Enjoy Fully, You Must Enjoy Smoked Flavor, but A Very Nice Scotch Ale!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ludicolt (1) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers... I keep a lot of this stocked up at all time... love the taste...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2007
ITS rich malty and it will fill your mouth with cream just like me, smooth like caramel and very good brew id like a steak and a blowjob and wash her down a little hoppy?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Its about time that the Can gets some respect. Strong notes of Caramel, toasty coffee, mild cocoa, and lots of malty flavor. It hits you hard. perfect for a night cap.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Can. Pours black with an off white head. Very dark, strong aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Aroma is the best thing going for this. The taste is slightly bitter with some chocolate and malts but tastes a bit flat. It lacks oomph. Or carbonation. Something there is missing that makes the taste as good as the smell. It’s still good but could be better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Can - I’ve had this one a few times as samples and in other odd servings while out and about - time for a real rating. Deep, dark brown pour with a whitish-tan head. Smokey aroma with lots of roasted malts and peat. Taste is a well-blended mix of roasted malts with just enough sweetness, but not too much. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2007
12oz can poured clear brown with lasting creamy light brown head. It has a sweet aroma of malt, roasted malt, chocolate malt and smoked malts. The flavor doesn’t hint at the smokiness but embraces it. It isn’t too crazy though. Seems to be a mild smoke malt. It hits up front and toward the finish. Around the mild smokiness I taste roasted malts, sweet caramelized malts and chocolate malts. Refreshing brew. Around the periphery of the mainly malt flavor profile I get hints of hop bitterness. Just a hint though. The more I consume the more the sweet caramel and chocolate peek out behind the mild smokiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Can. Pours brown, the appearance makes it look quite thick. Aroma is strong smoky caramel, rich malts, oak, and chocolate. All the bases of a good scotch ale are covered here. The flavor is pretty nice, the elements of the aroma come through more or less in full form. The mouthfeel is not as thick as I thought it would be, but not thin by any means.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
This has notes of caramel, coffee, and maple. It is a nice mid weight scottish ale. The notes I mentioned at the beginning increase throughh the palate into the finish. Only issue is that at 8% you have to be careful.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
The aroma has lots of toasted malts, coffee, chocolate and brown sugar. The appearance is dark brown with a 4 finger tan,foamy head that evaporates to nothing while leaving quite a bit of tan lace. The flavor is like the aroma but more bitter than I expected. The palate is smooth with a bitter aftertaste. A darn good beer. Keep’em commin’.


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