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RATINGS: 1936   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
(bonus brew from someone)root beer looking body with a nice head that leaves webbing stuck to the sides of the glass.the aroma is a nice mix of chocolate,smoke,and caramel malt.the flavor mixes up the aroma along with some molasses and brown sugar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1914) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Deep amber pour with a decent tan head and ring retention. Upon first notation, toffee and caramel jump up in the bouquet. This comforting sweetness only enhances the brew as it warms. Sweet toffee notes on the front of the palate, possibly some esters that shine through later in the pull. A deep roasted mid-palate adds woodiness and shapes the body. Some light alcohol peppers the back palate and intermingles with the perfect amount of smoked earthen bitters (about 8-10% of the back palate, just enough not to detract). Upon chewing the finish, there exists semi-sweet chocolates, adding complexity to the mouth. Honestly, one of the better Scotch ales Iíve had. Iím a sucker for this style, when itís brewed much like a barleywine.... sweet, complex and comforting. ////// UPDATE: On draft at the brewery in Brevard, NC, ON NITRO (although the recipe is the same) the nitro pour makes for a super creamy mouthfeel and a very soft palate to enjoy this semi-smokey sweet treat. Similar scotch and malty caramel makeup, the nitro pour really adds a nice touch to this nightcap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
12oz Bottle $6.99 6-Pack Steveís Liquor Madison Old Chub pours garnet with glowing mahogany highlights throughout when held to the light. A 2 finger tan head formed on the pour that eventually fell to a thick cap. Leaves drink lacing after each sip that slowly slides back into the body. Dark aromas come from everywhere with this beer. Brown sugar, molasses, and sweetly roasted malts. Maybe even figs. Every now and then I catch a hint of smokiness. Chocolate abounds. As this beer warms the smokiness becomes more pronounced. Alcohol fumes rise on the finish. Very nice. Flavor starts off with roasted maltiness and is quickly followed by unsweetened chocolate. A nice smokiness comes around mid palate and lasts through the finish. The smokiness is there but allows the other flavors room to work. Sweet creaminess on the finish. Very nice. Medium bodied but as creamy as you could hope for. Mild carbonation with faint alcohol on the finish. Iím usually not a huge Scotch ale kind of guy but I could easily tilt a few of these back in a sitting. Old Chub is a high, high quality Scottish ale. Very enjoyable and easy drinking. Big flavors but in no way overwhelming. Excellent. 6/5/07

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2007
This is the kind of beer that would probably improve with some age, and while I am begining to trust cans a bit more, I am not sure I trust them for laying down beer for a year or two. That said, it is a fine ale when fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Pours dark brown with a red hue. Frothy off white head and decent lacing. Malty aroma with a twist dark fruit. Silky mouth-feel with hints of smoke. Bitter finish. alcohol was well masked.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 smoky and fishy big hints of charcoal or it could be chocolate (burnt).smokey (clearly artificial) burnt tang sorry but this could be anchovy like! nice creamy body doesínt make up for a questionable taste. heavy broomstraw taste. this is not genuine - and you have to be very careful when you try that! it may be desired from time to time - huh! it is too thin - and does not hold itís body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 24, 2007
draft. very complex beer hints of chocolate and sweet carmel and smoke. very good beer. creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Tap.A creamy Scottish ale with a heavy malt aroma and taste. A clean finish with a smooth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Brown. Malty with a good caramal taste to it. Medium texture that is nice and smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2007
A very nice roasty smoky aroma. A bunch of chocolate of smoke in the flavor. It is a bit sweet and rich in the finish. A great scotch ale that I would certainly recommend.


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