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RATINGS: 2056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2007
Pours a clear dark brown with a medium beige creamy head and lacings. Quite sweet with lots of malts and caramel. Also some brown sugar. Tiny hint of smoked malts. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Has a touch of whisky. Very full bodied. Medium carbonation. Sweet "heavy" finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Another tasty brew from Oskar Blues. The sweet caramel notes in this go well with the light smokiness. The Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2007
Dark brown of color with a beige head. Ana roma of malt, nuts, caramel, notes of smoke and dark fruits. A flavor of sugar, caramel, sweet malt and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Can, received as bonuses from both alexsdad06 and hopson, thanks guys! Pours a brown with amber highlights, with a sizable dense pillowy tan head, good lacing. Aroma has the light presence of nuts, caramel malts, and some cola. Flavor is lots of malts, gentle caramel and light smoke and sweetness. Not a bad scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Very dark, opaque solid brown color with a bubbly fluffy off white head that retains well. Chocolate, caramel malt and nutty sweet aroma. Taste is very smooth scottish style obviously. Rich nutty malty taste. Little heavy body. Toasted, light smoke and some chocolate taste as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
This has got to be one of my favorite scotch ales. I know everyone says this but WOW! This came from a CAN? Aroma of strong malt and caramel. Pour was a nice dark brown with a nice 1 finger off white head. Taste was HUGE. Easily drinkable with huge caramel malt flavors and a decent light hop aftertaste. Can pick up some woody and roasty flavors in the back of the tongue. After I hit 1000 I will buy a lot more of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and dense light brown head. Sugarish caramel malty aroma. Roasted and slight liqourice flavour, dry and to slight woody. Ends somewhat dry and low carbonated and sugarish malty with a mild roasted note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Nice smoky, chocolatey ber. Very malty, yet nicely warm on the palate. I really like that it’s in the can, adds an air of informality to what’s in fact a serious brew. Some dark fruits definitely present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Impressive complexity is my first impression. Big smoky, woody flavor up front. Oak and cedar. Fruit all over the palate as well. Cherry, plum and perhaps even strawberry. All of that then is drizzled in rich dark chocolate. The rich flavors are complimented by a monstrous chewy, yet smooth and silky mouthfeel. A bit of a brandy like alcohol flavor seeps into the back. Just about as good as it could be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2007
Canned. Dark reddish brown coloured. Huge dense light brown head. Caramel, brown sugar, molasses, light notes of ripe fruits and some spice. Flavour is sweet and full of brown sugar. Has some alcoholnotes, a light herbal note. Some ripe fruits and a very light note of liqourice. Is quite full bodied. A light dryness. Is slightly bitter maybe from the alcohol. Quite quite easy to drink, but gives a least me a light buzz. Not used to these high octane US beers no more, but I still like.

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