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RATINGS: 1813   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Dark brown with a mocha tan head. Creamy palate and a malty aroma. Roasted chocolate and caramel malt flavors with a hint of peat smoked malt in the background. Very rich and flavorful with some noticeable alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Pours dark brown with dark head that lingers. Great aroma of toasted malt, molasses and nuts. Flavor was ’friggin sweet’. Best can beer I’ve ever had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
My only 12oz can from Bauer Wines in Boston. Sadly this can had a twin, but it exploded in my checked luggage in the flight home. Damn you, TSA! At least now my suitcase smells like Old Chub. Aroma is nicely malty. Appearance is dark brown with very little carbonation and head. First taste is malty and actually a bit crisp, surprisingly. This one doesn’t round out the mouth as much as I was expecting. Some might say it makes it "drinkable". Surprised to now check and find it’s 8% alcohol - could be a bit of a dangerous combination. A decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2900) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
12 fl. oz. can from Beers of the World. App.: deep, deep ruby brown with a creamy, light mocha head. Aroma: peaty, scotch whiskey smoke, grape-like fruitiness, roasted malt character and a bit of chocolate and vanilla. Palate: med.-full body and fairly aggressive carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Flav.: deep dark maltiness, a bit of the fruitiness and a hint of that smoke. On swallowing, a chocolatey delight! Dark caramel, toffee flavours and a slightly smokey finish. A very slight lingering bitterness. This is nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Yea a dark roasted aroma and color. A fairly large tan dense head, no doubt because of the can. Rich, sweet tasting. I get alot of alcohol initially in taste, a feature with this style that I do not care for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Can. Dark brown, slight reddish lacing. Brown head. Aroma is malt and touch of sweetness. Like all good scotch ales, decent body and a boozy finish. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
A great beer out of a can. Pours a dark brown with a brownish head. Strong malty flavor that goes down smoothly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
From the can into a Delirium snifter/tulip. Dark brown, amber edges, and a frothy tan head. Muted nose of softly sweet malt. Flavor of toffee, lightly sweet malt, earth, toastiness. Simple but tasty. Smooth, medium body. Perfect bbq on the beach beer. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Can poured a dark ruby brown color with a nice tan head. The aroma was a bit roasty with a big malt backbone. The taste was much the same with some smoke and chocolate character. The finish was slightly sweet with some noticable alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
Can!. Brown, tan head. Malty, nutty aroma. Mouthfeel is medium. Roasted malt flavor with caramel. Bitter finish


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