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RATINGS: 2056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
From can : Pours a very dark, non see throughable black, with a very small and fast diminishing offwhite head. Big time caramel malt nose, with some chocolate poking through. Wonderful taste of caramel and chocolate malts dancing on the palate, with hops bringing it up the rear, with a slight bitter bite. Roasted aftertaste. Medium body with a very smooth feel. No real taste or hint of the 8% ABV. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2008
draft @ Taco Mac. I wish the bartenders at Taco Mac and other places knew not to use frosty pint glasses when serving good beer. anyways, after letting this one warm up a bit I got some nice malty chocolate aromas... the body was full of flavor and carbonation. Very smooth over the sides of the palate with some caramel. Nice finish, a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Can. duh. Dark thick head, almost opaque. Chocolate, malty, evervescent nose. Taste is creamy, a bit carbonated with chocolates, malts, sweet candi sugar taste. A bit thin on the finish but overall a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12oz can. Aroma of roasted, smoke and spice in the mix. Dark bodt with cramy tan head. The creamy head formed a halo on body a good caramel with a hint of spice bitter in the background for flavor. Smooth on palate. About the third time trying to rate this beer. First one disappeared, second time the cat jumped on computer table and that ended up with the cat having to lclean half the pint off her body. Now hope this one stays put.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2008
Can@Home. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Ruby color, beige fine head, very nice lace. Sweet, light bitter, chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted, soft mouthfeel. At first I thought it has a nice complexity and wonderful mouthfeel. But halfway the glass I found it too sweet and flat. So I downgraded my scores but a 3.8 is still a very nice beer. Thanks Yngwie!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2008
12 oz. can - pours a very dark and thick amber with tanish head fading to the edges; rich aromas of dates, malts and caramel; drinks with a touch of alcohol, but mainly creamy mix of malts and sweetness; very slight dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Wow! Some magic in a 12oz can. Was not sure what to expect with the name and all. Pours dark with a light bronzed head. Nice mouth full, warm rich malty flavor. Some smoke and chocolate caramel sweet blends keeps the Alc% in check. Will look for this again, love these Scotch Ales!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Oskar Blues is great and I think this brew is a good showcase for beginning drinkers to find out what malty beer tastes like

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
On tap at Trappeze. Pours very dark. Aroma of smoke, malt, fruit. Flavor is also of malt, smoke, fruit, and nut. Some cherries are present, and the finish has a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is pretty full and creamy. A nice pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Draught at Bentley’s Tavern. Brownish amber pour with tan head. Aroma of smoke and malt. Taste of malt, almonds with smokey tones. Nice finish.

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