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RATINGS: 1901   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Pours a very rich dark brown, with a medium, stable, tan head. Pretty smoky, kind of a musty smell, with some dark malts in there. Not overly aromatic. The taste is somewhat bitter sweet, a little caramle, light chocolate, dark malts. The finish is pretty smooth. Not too shabby for canned beer. Iíd heard good things and it was about what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1686) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Can thanks to Mcbackus. Poured a dark brown body with a nice head on it, good lacing throughout the glass. Aroma is malty, roasted malt and light hops. Taste is sweet with a hoppy aftertaste, chocolate. Full bodied and smooth. One of the best beers I ever had from a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11795) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Aroma of smoked malt. Has the appearance of a stout, including a tan head that didnít stick. Cola-colored is about on it. Starts sweet. Carmelly sweet, but not sticky. A bit of smoke and chocolate whirls around. Medium mouthfeel. Slick feel. The hops donít really show up until the long finish, and even then the malt is significant. Itís really good stuff, though I donít think it is complex, just straightforwardly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Canned, of course. My first Oskar, and I can kind of see what the shouting is about. A nice peaty smoke smell, and a dark Scotch color in the pour. Leaves an oily coating on the side of the glass, like a high-test stout. Taste is heady alcohol, with a bit of heather, maybe. Deep smoke on top of fine roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
From the can. Beer is very dark and reasonably carbonated. The aroma is very sweet from spicey, caramel malts with hints of fruity yeast. The flavor starts full of sweet malt. The middle of the flavor shows slight hints of bitterness, a complex, spicey malt profile, and sweet, caramel and chocolate malts. There is almost a hint of smoke amidst the chocolate. The finish is full-bodied and sweet and malty. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Can, yes indeedy. A Bonus brew from Iowaherkeye. After having a drawn out conversation that verged on an argument about PBR this evening wtih a few friends I thought it would be appropriate to open this 12 oz can of suds. Thats a serious pour from a can, yes a can, iíve said it again, a can, can I say can, I can. Anyway the pour is deep brownish black completely impossible to see through. The head is large fluffy and tan. The aroma is wet and malty and thin. The taste is malty and full of caramel and sweet. Smooth and tasty, definetly a shocker from that can. Thanks again Joey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Wow, a decent rated canned beer. Have to try this one out! Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head on top that is not going anywhere! Looks delicious! Aroma is full of malt with smoked malts, chocolate, and caramel taking dominance. Flavor is full of smoke and chocolate malts. Hints of caramel are in there too. No sign of alcohol in this making it a pretty smooth beer on the palate. This is an excellent canned beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
By far the best beer in a can I have ever had!! Pours a deep dark amber with a nice tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of alcohol and slightly sweet. Taste is rather complex and as the beer warms a slight hint of the 8% alcohol comes out. This is a must try, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a deep, dark brown, with very thin tan head that lingers shortly and then dissipates to little lacing. Aroma is a very pleasant malty caramel-chocolate combination, with hints of coffee and licorice, and as the beer warms, alcohol. Likewise, the taste is a sweet chocolate-caramel, with the 8% alcohol becoming more dominant late in the drink. Tingly mouthfeel, and a warming finish, make for a good beer. I must admit this beer grew on me somewhat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Smoky, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Pours a dark brown amber. Big flavor, big malt, caramel, bitter chocolate, a slight hint of smoke. Big flavor in a small can. Iím so happy Oskar Blues made it to Florida!

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