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RATINGS: 1866   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Lovely beer. Dark and rich with hints of caramel and toffe, just as advertised. Has a nice fizzy finish that I wasnít expecting. Nice beer for my 100th.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2006
My new favorite beer. Easily one of the most beautiful, aromitic, complex and tasty beers Iíve ever heard. Plus, it drinks like itís only 5% ABV when itís actually much higher. Iím a fan of a pint of Old Chub w/ a Medium Rare steak or burger, but honestly, Iíd settle for it anytime. It can sometimes be a bit smoky, but in general this is a nutty, malty, caramely joy of a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2006
on tap at the "i" bar, manhattan. darkest ruby chestnut color, a little gold at the edges. dark tan thin creamy head. aroma is molasses and licorice malty sweet. more of the same for the flavor, with candy licorice and molasses like maltyness. a little syrupy and a bit like a sasparilla soda.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Can from Super Saver. Deep brown pour with huge tan head. I got a huge aroma from a highball glass, which tells you how intense the aroma of this one is, providing roasty caramel malt, cacao, brown sugar, and almonds, with the same flavors, and a big chocolate syrupy finish with some nuts. This one is fantastic. Arguably the worldís best canned beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Lots of sweet candy caremel malt in the aroma with hints of toasted almonds, cherry coke, chocolate and smoke. Dark, opaque brown with a tall tan head that leaves good lacing. Flavors are much like the aroma with lots of sweet, smooth caramel up-front and then it changes to a slightly astringant, musty smoke and chocolate. Full bodied with a creamy texture.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 Dark brown/ruby. Medium head, decent lace. Nose of chocolate, peat, ash and others. Medium bodied, sweet luscious malts, very rich, lots of chocolate. Some dry hop character comes out at end, alcohol is barely apparent but does add character. Finish is odd, a bit harsh like burnt wet paper, drying and not too pleasant. Started good but that flavor at end is upsetting. Will revisit to make sure it wasnt off.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Beautiful, oh, my yes. Some sediment; been aged a month or four. Lovely opaque espresso colour, tan head. Chocolate toffee coffee scent, very nice. As it warms it gets better. Rich palate, alcohol is well-hidden, some carbonation matched with substantial malt flavours. Tops.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2006
I had to re-rate this one. I gave it another point from my previous 3.7. I didn"t have a Old Chub for awhile and when I again had one the RICH chocolate, molassas, carmel, dark smokey malt and hops flavor burst forth in my mouth. Pour this one right down the middle of the glass and serve cold. It goes with pasta, chicken, beef, pizza, Thai, German Brauts, anything! 2 thumbs way way up!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
Can shared with jerc - his can. Deep ruby-brown with a big mocha head. Aroma of rich malt and dark sugar syrup. Medium mouthfeel. Flavour holds some nice coffee and toffee notes, dark malts, and a faint smokiness in the finish. Not the best Scotch Ale Iíve ever had, but still pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
12 oz can


Iíve already had a few of these, but it was time to sit down and rate one properly instead of merely enjoying it. So I got out my tasting glass, a can of Old Chub and poured it to enjoy another one. This is a good find and a great value at roughly a dollar a can. Grab a six-pack and go camping.

Aroma / Appearance - The tan coloured one-finger head sat on top of the murky black body. It reminded me of squid ink - deep black with only a hint of light escaping. The nose was a balance of malt, smoke, peat and raisins. I almost felt like I was in Scotland when I closed my eyes.

Flavor / Palate - The flavor profile of this beer is very complex. First I picked up chocolate, liquid peat, cherries, caramel butter and velvet cake. Next came a smoky wave, on which rode the flavors of raisins. There was a slight bitterness which lingered on the tongue for a few minutes before it gave up. This is probably the second best beer I have had in a can, the first being the Daleís Pale Ale from the same company.


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