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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2006 Old chub is a dark red/black beer with a thin bubbly white head. The aroma is very malty with sweet caramel and chocolate, and the hops are there too. Smooth palate, maybe a bit too carbonated. The sweetness of the aroma isnt as apparent in the flavour, but the chocolate and maltyness is still there along with the hops. Roasty finish. It gets an extra point overall for coming in cans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2006
So, beer from a can that possibly doesnt taste like a can?? Impossible. Not really - this is a pretty good exception to the rule (surprisingly). Pours out brown with a small tan head. Taste is malty, extremely malty, not hoppy at all. Picked out some chocolate and some other sweetness from this one. Not bad at all really, probably worth trying in most aspects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Nice, roasty-malted aroma - great-looking too: rich, frothy- pours very nicely. Cholocatley and caramelly. Very smoooth and creamy mouthfeel. Props to a new Scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Purple-ish red color, with loosely packed white head - aroma of chocolate, caramel, smoked malts - all of these appear in relatively good balance in the flavor, but the overall taste is a little bit too sweet - lindering smoked malt and cocoa in the finish - if it weren’t as sweet, it would be much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Cask conditioned. On hand pump at Sharp Edge. Light wood aroma. Dusty apple skins and fresh cider. Cherry wood chips, mild fruit hops. Dark brown hazy with huge creamy light tan lacing head. Heavy body with light carbonation, smooth and drinkable. Starts fruity and sweet, like apple cider stored in oak and vanilla. Tangy cider notes, cherry skins. Rather mild in flavor but really enjoyable. Woody fruity notes, light bitter finish and dry fruit after. Nice cask ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Deep reddish colour with floaties and a very small head. Malty aroma with a light coffee note and a faint fruityness. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with a light buttery note and hints of nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
12 oz. can purchased at Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, Mass. A bit of peaty roastiness is present in the nose with a rust-like metallic nose as well. Some espresso elements, a bit of anise, and cigar aromas are also detected. Mostly transparent burgundy/mahogany color with a frothy, fine light tan head. Wish it were darker and more opaque with a creamier head. Candy-like sweet chocolate start, turning more roasted and malty with a bit of coffee in the middle. Nice, spritzy cabonation--perhaps overly carbonated. Finishes with more peatiness. Would be very dangerous, seductive, and overly drinkable if they toned down the carbonation. I also wish this was darker. Other than that, this is some nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Canned. Great beer. I’ve never seen a beer quite this colour: a translucent rich brown aptly described as "cola-colored." The nose is long and complex with single malt scotch at the fore, rum-dipped cigar, toasted oak, molasses and moss. While the beer is quite rich there is very little sweetness no more than vanilla extract and bittersweet chocolate. There is a nice enough hop presence to provide balance and offset the density off the malt with just a little zip. A great effort, and from a can as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
(Can 35,5 cl) Dark mahogany with a reddish glow and a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish, malty aroma. Full-bodied with lots of roasted malt and perhaps a wee, smoked edge. Some sweetness, some alcohol. Quite lovely. Thanks to xproudfoot for this one. 150306

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19642) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
Can. Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread with notes of dried fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.

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