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RATINGS: 1822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Lots of sweet candy caremel malt in the aroma with hints of toasted almonds, cherry coke, chocolate and smoke. Dark, opaque brown with a tall tan head that leaves good lacing. Flavors are much like the aroma with lots of sweet, smooth caramel up-front and then it changes to a slightly astringant, musty smoke and chocolate. Full bodied with a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 Dark brown/ruby. Medium head, decent lace. Nose of chocolate, peat, ash and others. Medium bodied, sweet luscious malts, very rich, lots of chocolate. Some dry hop character comes out at end, alcohol is barely apparent but does add character. Finish is odd, a bit harsh like burnt wet paper, drying and not too pleasant. Started good but that flavor at end is upsetting. Will revisit to make sure it wasnt off.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Beautiful, oh, my yes. Some sediment; been aged a month or four. Lovely opaque espresso colour, tan head. Chocolate toffee coffee scent, very nice. As it warms it gets better. Rich palate, alcohol is well-hidden, some carbonation matched with substantial malt flavours. Tops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2006
I had to re-rate this one. I gave it another point from my previous 3.7. I didn"t have a Old Chub for awhile and when I again had one the RICH chocolate, molassas, carmel, dark smokey malt and hops flavor burst forth in my mouth. Pour this one right down the middle of the glass and serve cold. It goes with pasta, chicken, beef, pizza, Thai, German Brauts, anything! 2 thumbs way way up!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
Can shared with jerc - his can. Deep ruby-brown with a big mocha head. Aroma of rich malt and dark sugar syrup. Medium mouthfeel. Flavour holds some nice coffee and toffee notes, dark malts, and a faint smokiness in the finish. Not the best Scotch Ale I’ve ever had, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
12 oz can

I’ve already had a few of these, but it was time to sit down and rate one properly instead of merely enjoying it. So I got out my tasting glass, a can of Old Chub and poured it to enjoy another one. This is a good find and a great value at roughly a dollar a can. Grab a six-pack and go camping.

Aroma / Appearance - The tan coloured one-finger head sat on top of the murky black body. It reminded me of squid ink - deep black with only a hint of light escaping. The nose was a balance of malt, smoke, peat and raisins. I almost felt like I was in Scotland when I closed my eyes.

Flavor / Palate - The flavor profile of this beer is very complex. First I picked up chocolate, liquid peat, cherries, caramel butter and velvet cake. Next came a smoky wave, on which rode the flavors of raisins. There was a slight bitterness which lingered on the tongue for a few minutes before it gave up. This is probably the second best beer I have had in a can, the first being the Dale’s Pale Ale from the same company.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
Can. Dark brown body, big fluffy tan head. Dark malt aroma, with small earthy notes. Sweet malt flavour with dark caramel and earthy malt notes, some sharp notes with a hint of roast at times. Average to medium palate. Not great, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2006
(Can from Julio’s Liquors) Dark amberish brown body with about 1/2" of soft biscuit head that recedes to about 1/8". Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel smooth, fairly full, but a touch loose and watery. Flavor is full of the caramel, hints of Scotch and smoked maltiness also in there. Finishes with a bit of piney bitterness. I enjoyed this, could have been a bit richer but otherwise really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Nice and round, chunky rich with a subdued hint of smoke, Old Chub is a classic in the making. Very little hopping in this one. Nice and malty. Mmmmmm. Go get some now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
355ml can from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Dark brown in colour, thin beige head dissipating into a ring around the glass, some spotty lacing. The aroma was of light chocolate, some caramel, smoke, generous sweetness. The flavour had some smoke, chocolate malts, light roast, caramel, good sweetness, chewy and sticky. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes medium length, mild sweetness. No alcohol noticable throughout despite being 8%, excellent balance.

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