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RATINGS: 1965   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Can. Poured dark brown, with a deep tan, foamy head. The nose is malt and raisins. The flavor is nuutty and sweet with a mildly hoppy finish. Surprisingly good beer fdrom a can!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleycorn1 (10) - Catonsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
This puppy was grrreat. A dark brew... you’d have to pour it out of the can to find that out though. A true scottish brew- mel gibson would give a nod. Pours with a creamy almond head and the laces are true.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2007
12oz can, thanks pantanap. pours dark with rocky off white head. nose is malty, caramel, toasted nuts, stale grains, and wheat. flavor is meaty, slight smoke, toffee, chocolate, caramel. carbination is low-medium. mouthfeel is creamy and just right. alcohol is very well hidden. an easy drinkin beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Part 1 of my tribute to Braveheart. Malt, malt and more malt...hints of coffee and wisps of smoke peek through. Full and fat on the palate. Damn, I like this beer in a can...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Willeyone22 (23) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Best beer I’ve ever had from a can. Strong, earthy aroma of malt, carmel, and chocolate. Smooth drinking at 8%, leaving flavors of coffee and chocolate combined in a malty mouthfeel. Love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Dark red body, small tan head, malty nose. Sweet rich malty body with hints of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
12oz can. very dark brown, with a 1/2 inch tan head. Strong sweet aroma, with caramel, roasted malt, and nuts. Flavor is again sweet, with oak, nut, caramel and some peat. Full bodied and delicious. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2816) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2007
My friends are getting worried, because my favorite beers are from a brewery that cans its beers. What a ballbuster of a beer! Pours dark and thick with minimal head. Smoky peat in the nose, very dry. If you like single malt scotch, you will like this beer. Wonderful complex flavor with nice malt to smooth things out. While the pale ale from this brewery is the more popular beer, this is a really tasty alternative. Prost!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 Can drunk on 4/20. Dark Iced tea color. Roasted malt iced tea flavors Rich medium body. Pretty good for being in a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 9, 2007
12 oz can. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep mahogany color, with a thick, creamy, tan head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with lots of big sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and light smokey aroma. The palate is rich and full, with lots of good sweet and caramel malt flavors, paired with light, peat smoked malt flavor. This beer finishes with more excellent sweet and caramel malt flavors up front, then ends with a warming, soothing, burn that lingers. Excellent example of Scotch Ale. A wonderful after work or diner beer, and a great beer to just sip and savor.

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