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RATINGS: 1972   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6128) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2007
Canned. Hazy, dark amber. Small, beige head. Lightly sourish aroma. A bit salty licorice. Nutty sourish flavour. Is it supposed to be like this?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
Canned, at the Rover, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy amber color, offwhite head. Malty and somewhat sourish aroma, with fruity notes. Sourish flavor, a bit roasted, but really not that good. A bit infected, maybe?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz can. Dark brown almosr opaque body with creamy tan almost guiness like head. Doughy, nice dark sweet malt w fruit maybe strawberry. Caramel and very strong malt push, slight bitterness and some pomegranate. Med to full body with creamy carb. Very good overall and was somewhat surprised with how happy drinking a beer from a can made me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz can thanks to xnoxhatex. Pours a dark brown with a beige fluffy tall head. Malty nose some chocolate, carmel, toffee, dried fruit and smoke? (next time i rate it, it won’t be around the campfire). Medium body. Malty sweet flavors bakers chocolate, a grainy earthiness that is a little like rye and a little chalky. Decent, but pales to dales ..pale .. ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5990) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Can (35 cl) at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Dark reddish brown, medium creamy head. Roasted malt aroma with fruity orange notes, clear alcohol presence. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. A somewhat cloying sweetness is only partly balanced by a nice bitterness. A mediocre beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2022) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Can at The Rover-Göteborg: Deep red colour, with a thin head. Aroma is citric,dark choclate,coffee and a nice hopy balnce in the end. Flavor is almost the same,medium body,a bit weak enyway, but nice. Thin to medium sweet caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (848) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2007
pours dark brown with a tan head. A very nice malt aroma with a hint of hops in there. Taste is malt, chocolate caramel, again with a hint of hops in the follow up. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Weak aroma in my opinion. When I actually smelled the beer my beak picked of the faint aroma of sweet and chocolate. I barely smelled the chocolate aroma, but the fruity smell was easily noticed. The color is awesome, a nice dark brown, looks like a porter to me. Great color for an ale, but this is my first Scotch Ale. Wow, what a delicious beer. Chocolate, sweet raisins, malt a very tasty brew. The beer is very smooth, and does not taste as if it came from a can, no acidic taste. The beer does not do one thing for me. It does not allow the flavors to puch my tastebuds! The sweet is noticeable without thought, but to taste what flavors are in the beer you have to smack your lips after a sip for a moment to determine the other flavors, the flavors should jump out in my opinion. I taste the beer and it is great, what I am saying is that the flavors are great but rather weak. I overall am pleased with the beer. Good brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 First rating
(355 ml can at The Rover, Göteborg)
Very dark brown color, creamy tan head. Sweet, raissin, chocolate, grainy, smoke, acidic and alcohol scent. Thick malty, grainy, chocolate, smoke, molasses, sweet apple taste. Grainy and chocolate aftertaste. Thick smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Very malty.
7/4/7/4/15=3.7

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355 ml can at Beefeater, Göteborg. On may 15, 2009
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Malty, tid-bits, licorice scent. Raissin, chocolate, malty taste. Coffee aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
7/4/8/3/15=3.7

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Draught at the brewery in Lyons, on October 9, 2012
Clear dark red color, tan head. Sweet, caramel, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
8/4/8/3/13=3.6

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
12 oz can. Pours brown with a thick tan head. Smells malty, very sweet. Taste is of caramel, chocolate, light smoke. Good... for a CANNED beer. (Just kidding... it really deserves the good ratings.)


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