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RATINGS: 2068   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (606) - 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 (11369) - Sborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. #1700 rating, yes Jesper, nice one! [Courtesy of yespr, tasting @ yespr] Large thick beige head that mostly lasted. Thick film like lacing. Dark mahogany colour. Lovely balanced hoppy and malty sweet notes. Hint of toasted malt in the sniff. Light fruity feel as well. Light biscuit notes. Over the palate, more hops bitterness and full creamy malty feel. Medium bodied with a light dry texture and a soft carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet flavour. Light dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
Can. Bought @ lbutikken. Pours a deep mahogany red. Head is yellow-ish beige and quite fizzy - disappears quickly. Aroma is caramel, toffee, barnyard, cocoa, slightly roasted and smoked. Medium carbonation. Flavour is mildly sweet, wood, cocoa. A grassy bitterness at the far end. Not as sweet as other Scotch Ales, very well-rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
12-oz aluminum can. Lovely, that. Pours nearly black with a thickish sudsy head that for a minute kind of tries to be moussy. Plenty of webby lacing all down the glass as the head settles. Mild sweet brown bready nose with some cola nut in there. Moderate body, soft carb, gentle flavors. Bread, cola, light roast predominate on the mid-palate. Light herbal hop cling on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 4, 2007
Can. Tulip glass. Dark brown almost black with a red tinge. Thick tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma with some peat smokiness. Overwhelming roasted chocolate and caramel flavor. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel and very oily coating of the palate. Very sweet. The finish has no bitterness. Malt monster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2007
From a can. Pours oil black with a creamy tan head. Smells of roasted malts and toffee. Tastes of caramel, molasses, brown sugar. Finishes with a smoky bourbon flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4145) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Dark beer with mahogany hues when held against the light. Creamy light brown head out of the can. Sweet malty aroma with something earthy and green in the background. Lively on the tongue. Lots of malts in this beer, with burnt caramel, brown sugar, and a vaguely smoky grain note. Some coco puffs flavors and a green hop flavor. Im not a big Scotch Ale fan (and I know that people get annoyed when others say that) but this is a pretty tastey beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
Canned. Deep brown coloured with a medium sized tan head. Quite malty and very sweet. Notes of syrup, dark sugar and cocoa. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2007
9/22/07 On draught at the Dog & Pony in Renton, Wa. Aroma is semi-sweet roast malt forward with slight dark fruitiness. Appearance is dark brown with a moderate tan head. Flavor is sweet, syrupy malt with dark fruit and a very low earthy English hop character. Mouthfeel is medium/high bodied with low carb texture.

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