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RATINGS: 2020   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours very dark, deep amber. Scotch ale taste right from the start, but not overwhelmingly so. Finishes very clean, & can taste the malt influence throughout. Iíd go w/the smoky flavor others have listed, but not so far as "peaty." Can catch some of the alcohol in the aroma, but they hide the 8% very well. Probably the only scotch ale Iíd buy on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Date: July 09, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, solid head
Aroma: rich malty aroma with a bit of roasted and lots of smoked malts
Flavor: rich malt flavor, great smoked character, lots of rich chocolate, a nice amount of balancing sweetness, big smokey peat is the dominant character to the end
Overall: excellent

Date: November 21, 2005
Mode: can
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, whispy tan head
Aroma: sweet malty aroma with a touch of smokey peat and fruit
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice touch of peat that grows as it warms

Date: October 23, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac decatur
Aroma: sweet and smokey dark caramel aroma
Flavor: picking up a lot more sweet dark caramel malt flavor

Date: January 10, 2012
Mode: nitro
Source: tmac kennesaw
the nitro brings out a bigger sweeter character but it is still well balanced by the smokey peat, maybe too sweet, I like nitro but it does not work as well in this case,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pours thickly to a dark chocolate brown with chestnut red edges. Lacing sticks all over the sides. Sweet chocolate aroma with a lemony alcoholic undertone. Black cherries under the cocoa and a hint of the caramel malt. Burnt graham cracker, vanilla and kahlua flavors with a dirty copper coating. Hints of molasses and purple grapes. Slightly hot, residual oak tone. This would benefit so much from a little more density. Lacking this, the raw burn and general dirtiness are hard to ignore. The malts are so nice that this could have been a real first class effort. Close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Thick and frothy on the pour. Smells of burnt carmel and hops. Taste is good. Dark, mildly chocolate, carmel, molases, roasted hops. I like the texture. VERY thick and frothy, almost slippery. A good Scottish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcp23 (54) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Straight from the can, right after work. Iíve never been much of a fan of the Scottish Ale style... until now! Really didnít take the time to smell it, so Iím taking an approximated guess at this. From what I could see bubbling out of the top of the can, it appeared to be a rich, chocolate brown color, with a foaming, khaki colored head. Upon first sip my first thought was, " this is like drinking a chocolate bar." Before I finished it very quickly, I tasted a delicious roasted malt flavor, rich milk and dark chocolate notes, creamy caramel, and palpable overtures of smoky coffee, all accompanied by a full, round, rich mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Never tasted anything quite like this. An absolute delight to drink and most agreeable with my typically hop-tilting palate. The perfect and equal melodious counterpoint to the glorious Daleís Pale Ale. I canít believe it took me so long to getting around to trying this. Looking forward to pouring my next one into the proper glassware first. Nice pick, Jim. Long live Oskar Blues Brewery!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2007
Can at home - shared with Mette. Dark dark brown (almost black) - light brown head. Aroma: Chokolate, roasted malts, burned, light smoke, light berries. Taste: Chokolate, light smokey, burned, roasted, raisins, caramel, light sweetness, high malty, nice medium hoppy. A very rich beer !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4486) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours a nice thick dark brown with a medium tan creamy head. Very malty rich aroma, slight smoked peat, chocolate, caramel, sweet molasses. The flavor is very rich, alcohol shows through just a little. Smoked peat a tad noticeable, but well contained. Nice caramel, chocolate, molasses in the taste. A fantastic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Dark deep red, small head. Aroma is chocolate and roast but I detect some hop aroma thatís completely out of character. I know I taste hop bitterness and flavor, should be none in a Scottish style beer. Also caramel, toffee, and a little roasty toasty malt. Its a decent, but mislabed beer. More of a big porter I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Can. Pours a deep brown with a rich, dense coffee-colored head. Aroma is rich dark malts, chocolate, roasty, coffee. Flavors include lots of rich malt, coffee, chocolate, light smoke, and toast. Quite sweet with a dry astringency coming out at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Smoked roasted scent exploded out of the can and poured a thin respectable head with little carbonation. Darker than any other scotch style Iíve had and attractive residual lacing sticks to the side of the glass with each sip. Great interplay of dark malt, sweetness, smoked malt, and friendly bitterness to round out the experience. Everything swirls in the mouth and lasts on the back of the roof of my mouth. Found myself rating it a bit higher as I enjoyed the second can.

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