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RATINGS: 1972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a small spotty head. Good lacing. Aroma is definitely heavy on the peaty and smoke aspects. Traces of caramel and toast. Flavor is better balanced with deep chocolate flavors and more caramel, but the presence of smoke and wood is still there. Finishes with a deeper and more well rounded wood taste, followed by a linger earthy buttery hop flavor in the mouth. The best part of this beer is how smooth the flavors are. I thought the peat was too pokey in the aroma, but the chocolate notes round it very nicely in the taste. The beer feels a little light, but it loses no fullness for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
This Scotch Ale pours a deep brown color from a 120z can. Large sized beige foamy head with good retention and long lasting lacing. Aroma is dark malt, chocolate, toffee and caramel. A medium bodied scotch ale. Malts are chocolaty and fairly sweet. Hops are earthy. Lots of chocolate flavors and some dark fruits as well. Nice carbonation just enough to help balance the sweetness. Nice beer in a can. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Poured a dark brown with light brown head, about medium in size. Nice aroma of chocolate and caramel; slight sweet and smoky notes. Really good mouthfeel; creamy and smooth on the palate. Roasted malt and smokiness more prevalent in the flavor. A light hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2007
pours very dark brown with solid khaki head. aroma is smokey (breakfast sausage), toffee, and sweet caramel. taste is strong on the smoke with good amounts toffee and roasty caramel. brings a little piny bitterness along with the smoke in the finish. good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3958) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
12 oz can from mcbackus; Nose of caramel, and chocolate malts, with a small smoky hint; clear dark walnut with a big tan head, heavily lacing the glass as it recedes; flavor semi-sweet with caramel and some roasty, smoky coffee notes and tiny bit of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - JUN 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 Could The C.E.O. be a Hophead AND a Malthead at the SAME TIME? Yes. You know why? Because I like Beer that tastes like Beer. NOT ones that taste like white wine spritzers...any REAL MAN would agree with me. I just had this with some Kentucky Fried Chicken (Original Recipe)..with sides of mashed potatoes w/gravy and macaroni and cheese...I even spilled some of this into my plate and sopped it up with a biscuit!! It’s THAT good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Can: Deep brown in color, amber hue and a tan head that fades. Very malty aroma with chocolate hints, roasted coffee and a hint of smokyness. Slightly syrupy mouth feel with almost no carbonation detectable. Roasty flavor with dark malts evident. Roasty caramel middle and a long peat-like dryish finish. Strong after-taste. Has lots of malt, but it lacks depth and is one-dimensional. Still drinkable, and stand-out, in terms of canned offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2007
I don’t usually like malty beers, but the smoky flavor at the end of this beer sold me on this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draft. Dark brown in color. 1/2" head. Cigarettes-caramel scent, if that makes any sense. Burnt caramel in taste. Expected a lawnmower beer and got something much better. Sampled @ American Beer Fest in Boston

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2007
draft- poured a dark aborwn hue with a thick tan head. Aromawas very smkoy with some nice malt notes. Flavor was sweet with some caramel notes but a nice smoky presence relly balanced out the sweetness. The overall body somewhat watery.

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