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RATINGS: 2077   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
Very dark mahogny towards deep red, with a minimal brown head. Aroma has tons of chocolate and caramel and i sensed some smoked whiskey notes aswell. Heavy malt flavor of bitter roasted chocolate and a thick palate from the caramel malts. Alchohol is well placed and the finish is quite dry and bitter almost ashy, again with some smoked notes. Great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2008
12 oz can. Dark brown body with a thin and fast disappearing beige head. Light roasted malt aroma. Flavor is smoked, malty, chocolate and surprisingly well hidden alcohol. Well balanced and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark ruby red, with brown highlights. Prominent lacing abound, with a small foamy head. Aromas of silky malts, chocolate, some muted floral hops. Flavor is roasted malts, slight coffee, honey, small citrus. Medium body, smooth but bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Foam rose out of the can upon cracking open. Pour was dark with reddish highlights, good head and good lacing. Aroma was light smoke. Flavor was smoke, some earthiness, some toffee. Sweet, but not overly so. Mouthfeel was moderate, with increasing carbonation as it warmed. For a stateside Scottish Ale, excellent. I’d put it a behind Belhaven Wee Heavy a bit, but other than that, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4459) - Holbćk, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
Can at PlanB. Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, smoke, roasted). Flavor moderate sweet. Medium body, strong in alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Can at The Rover, Gothenburg. Deep brown/coca cola color with beige head. Aroma: Very sweet and malty, caramel, chocolate, smoke, tobaco, alcohol and nuts. Flavor: Sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, smokiness, tobaco, alcohol, toffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
aroma hints of malts and caramel and smoke. thin head that didn’t last. great lacing. very dark brown color. tastes of smoked caramel and hints of lite chocolate. full flavor that hints of the alcohol %. not big on the palate(aftertaste) left a yeasty feel in the back of my thoat that was a bit over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
I have to admit that the first time i saw this can of beer whose name so closely resembled C.H.U.D. that I was a bit frightened. The little can just screams out that there is some watery swill contained within. But after pouring it out my fears were put to rest. It pours out a nice shade of dark brown with red highlights with a thin beige head sitting on top. Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, and smoky goodness. Has a well rounded sweet smoky flavor with some alcohol warmth appearing at the back of your throat. Feels nice and full as you swallow, slight amount of prickliness. finish is a long smooth smoky bitterness. The 8% abv goes wholly unnoticed in the taste. By far the best beer i have ever had out of a 12 oz. can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rane (1037) - Nibe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
Can. Dark brow with small long lasting brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel and a little bit of smoke. Taste again roasted malts and caramel ending with some smoked notes. A nice and very drinkable beer. The can was empty before I knew of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Titanic Brewery draught. Smells mainly like rye whiskey, not much else wafts from the glass. Deep mahogany brown. Alcohol-forward taste balanced by a strong malt character. Smooth palate with good carbonation. Canned version is the same, noting the smoky finish and the sweet malt character throughout. The nose has got lots of raisin bread character, and the dark raisin character persists throughout.

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