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RATINGS: 2051   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pours a dark, dark brown with a very small tan head. Smell is fairly strong of alcohol, a bit of cola and caramel. Taste also strongly that of alcohol, with a great deal of depth. I detect slight amounts of smoke to provide a background to the roasted chocolate and hop foreground. Finishes a tad bitter. Thick, slick and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15385) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Pours amber with a red hew & creamy off white head. Very malty aroma - chocolate, caramel.. very sweet. Taste is smooth & soft with notes of roasted malts & hops. Perhaps some light smokey notes. Long lasting finish & very enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pour: deep brown/amber. Head: thin, offwihte. Aroma: sweet, malty. Flavor: sweet, malty, caramel malts. Palate: thick to medium bodied. Finish: warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a dark brown that looks ruby when you let light through it. Tan head. Nose is heavy caramel with a touch of a peaty tone. Flavor is sweet with a touch of smokey background. Feel is good. Slightly sticky, but smooth. Pretty drinkable, though the level of sweetness (I think) detracts from it just a little bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
fine offering from this great brewer. Malty for sure, but also more burnt flavors than I was expecting. Smokey for sure, and very enjoyable...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12810) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Can. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Redamber colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull bitter flavor with licorice notes. Long really nice finish. Creamy palate. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2007
On tap at Zeno’s. Pours a dark amber color with a beige creamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and malts. Taste is sweet and malty with a dark fruit presence and a light chocolaty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (916) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Clear dark, reddish brown with a solid beige head. Very malty aroma of grain, cocoa and a wee bit of smoke. Flavour is sweet and also has elements of cocoa/chocolate along with roasted malts and a nice bitterness supplemented by a light smokiness. A very nice beer indeed, though not overly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Mørkebrun øl. Duft af Chokolade og karamel og let humle. Smag af røg, chokolade, bitter sød karamel. Eftersmag er røget og tør. Udemærket øl. Super duft i starten der dog aftager. For meget whiskey eftersmag til mig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Pours dark mahogony with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet malt with molasses. Flavor is also sweet, but is nicely balanced by some hop bitterness. Roasted flavors come in late. The alcohol is very well hidden. A good Scotch ale.

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