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RATINGS: 1734   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanning (142) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2005
On Draft. Dark brown with tan head. Complex but faint malty aromas of chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, and bread. Great taste is more of the same with molasses as the dominant flavor and also a hint of almond, raisin, and plum. Excellently creamy and livily carbonation on the palate. Finishes slightly bitter with a trace of smokiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Black with ruby hints when held up to light. Creamy tan head. Malty, slightly smoky aroma. Roasty flavor with malty sweetness and hints of peat/smoke in the finish. Chewy with a long sweet finish. A very tasty Scottish ale, suprisingly drinkable for a strong ale (and from a can).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2561) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2005
This may be the best beer Ive had out of a can. How strange. A brownish/black apperance with a moderate head. Lots of nuts and dark fruit in the aroma. The peats are shining through and it bends itself almost sticky sweet. The flavor is full of chocolate, candi sugar, almonds, and raisins. I couldnt drink many of these but at 8% thats probably a good thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Pours near black with ruby hues and a fully receding tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, molasses, aromatic malt, pepper, and cereal graininess. Taste is sweet, malty, vinous and fruity with a mild roasty finish. Notes of light roast, chocolate, toffee, peated malt, and smoke. Medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation. Great beer can be from a can.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
This beer is remarkably good. The aroma is of roasted, smoky malt, lots of caramel, and really filling, if a smell can be filling. The head is like a B-cup, you don’t need more than a mouthfull. The flavor is very rich and incredibly smooth. At 8%, there’s nary a hint of alcohol. It has a very soft feel, and is just outstanding. And all this from a can!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A very dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel - too sweet for my taste, but OK for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2005
On tap @ Oskar Blues poured a deep dark brown with a creamy brown head, Aromas of mocha, malt, bittersweet chocolate, and a faint bit of smoke. Palate was smooth and creamy. Flavors of dark chocolate, mocha, and a hint of smoke with a smooth creamy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Appears a dark brown with a slight red hue. Decent retention of the tan head with spotty lacing. Smell is of chocolate, smoked peat, caramel, along with cocoa powder dusting. Taste is of the same aromas. Mouthfeel is smooth, sweet, and well balanced. Nicest beer out of a can I’ve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Canned. Dark amber colour, brown mediumsized head. Caramellish roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is toffeeish and roasted malt. Very dry palate. Aftertaste is roasted and licoracyish. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Can
Dark ruby color, small tanned head. Roasted, chocolaty, vegetable hints in the nose. Toffeeish and roasted, liquerish - quite Scotch Ale type. Hides alcohol quite well. Roastyness in the aftertaste.


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