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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Can. Nice dark color. Smells really good, with lots of malts present. Taste is malty, with some smokiness and chocolate underlying a nice hop bitterness. A well crafted Scotch ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - SEP 17, 2006
Very dark scotch ale, malty with a smokiness in the aroma and the palate and hints of burnt coffee/chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12oz Can! Deep brown with slight ruby highlights. Spotty off-white head. Bready toffee nose. Cherry Coke. Sweet caramel and toffee. Slight bitter finish. Nicely balanced between the malt and the hops. Nice burn at 8%. Really nice and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Can. Appealing dark reddish brown pour with tight-bubbled, creamy tan head. Aroma filled with sweet malts that conjure up molasses, caramel, raisin. Tastes rich with sweet malts and a peppery alcohol finish. Thick and creamy on the palate. Easy, tasty drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Can. Large tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, transparent, fizzy carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel, chocolate and alcohol nose. Ditto for the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 My first experience with a canned micro. I’m a big fan of the use of cans versus bottles, and I’m excited to finally get to try this along with Dale’s PA. Body is a very deep garnet with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and a bit of smokiness. Although the palate is thin, the beer is still full flavored. Smoked malts abound, with some chocolate and plenty of caramel. Hops take a back seat and are not very noticeable. Finish is smoky and sweet. Nice beer, and I hope to see more brewers get into canning.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
Canned. Reddish brown coloured. Light malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour. Quite thin and bland.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2078) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2006
i was over at TAR and cb’s place. they wanted to know if i wanted a beer while they cooked, sure thing. so i’m habded this to pour in my glass and jeff tells me the glories of oskar blues affordability while i drink. poured a red hued black body with with a tight lasting tan head. malty(out) aroma with maple syrup, and cedar wood smoke. sweet vanilla and caramel with a chocolate flavor coming in late and lasting. a bit of bubblegum in the finish with the chocolate. something like like licking a pane of glass here that is off putting a bit. i am still amazed at the head consistancy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
On tap at Mahars. Dark brown, with a small head. Aroma very burnt. Flavor is also burnt, rich coffee beans, chocolate and a crisp caramel tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2006
I found this can sitting in the field the sunday morning after Belgian Comes to Cooperstown beer fest this year. Pours a deep dark ruby amber with a thin grayish beige head and thin lace. Smells thick and fruity with sweet caraeml malts, raisin, nutty malts, and light tobacco. Flavor is sharp sweet caramel malts, fruits, nutty and chocolate malts. The mouthfeel and finish is smooth and full. Great scotch ale.


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