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RATINGS: 1820   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Very deceptive for a beer in a can. Dark brown color. Malty sweet beer with some caramel and chocholate. Great beer to bring to places that do not accept glass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2006
tap. brown pour with thin bubbles. big malts, sugary aroma. nice malts, good carbonation, smoke burnt caramel. lasting sugar finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2006
on draft at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver. Very dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is very malty, some chocolate, and smoke, and wood. Taste is rich caramel malts, a touch of wood, chocolate and smoky. Nice full flavored and full in body, excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
mahogony red pour thick tan head some nice lacing. Typical scotch ale aroma some wood notes lots and lots of malts. Palate is avg. Flavor is moslty malts carmels and more carmels then some light grains. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 2, 2006
This canned brew from Captain Couger poured a very large sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very hazy typically carbonated brown colored body and a very good lacing. The mild aroma contained brown malt and dough notes. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering brown malt aftertaste. The weak flavor contained notes of malt brown malt and chocolate. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 1, 2006
12 oz can. Pours a lovely mahogany with a nice tan head. Nose is woody, smokey, chocolatey, bourboney malt. Beautiful, thick dark tan lace. Body is a touch thin, but silky smooth. Flavor showcases the nose. Beautiful!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Clear, garnet colored body with a thick, fluffy, quickly diminishing tan head. The aroma is pretty enjoyable, but has elements of diacetyl that keeps it from thorough enjoyment. Caramel, nuts, cocoa, loads of grain, soft smoke wafts, some mild alcohol and a healthy dose of buttery popcorn. The body is silky, smooth and nice on the tongue. The depth of the malt really shines in the flavor, as each moment sees individual elements of the malt peel away like rings on an onion. The problem is the unmistakable sour butteriness of the diacetyl. While I tried to enjoy it, I couldnít look past the obvious infection. It doesnít seem common for this beer, so I donít know what happened. Hopefully Iíll get another chance to try it and I see what it should be. The Daleís Pale Ale I drank right after this was fine, so I really canít explain whatís happening. Bummer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2006
pint at Taco Mac SS - Aroma is chocolate malt, toasted toffee and carmel. Pours deep brown with a medium head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy and smooth. A very tasty scotch ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Draft - Deep brown, super thick tan creamy head. Malty nose of smokey vanilla, caramel, and roasted chocolate. Flavor matches almost exactly and is extremely smooth going down. Full bodied, soft carbonation, rich malty finish. Really nice malt-head brew...

3.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Iím too congested to truly behold this tastey brew. Can poured with a 1/2 inch, creamy, nougaty head. The coffee color blocks most light attempting to come through. Very carbonated tastes of coffee, black and chocolate malts. Tastey high alcohol


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