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RATINGS: 1940   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3219) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
12 fl. oz. can from Beers of the World. App.: deep, deep ruby brown with a creamy, light mocha head. Aroma: peaty, scotch whiskey smoke, grape-like fruitiness, roasted malt character and a bit of chocolate and vanilla. Palate: med.-full body and fairly aggressive carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Flav.: deep dark maltiness, a bit of the fruitiness and a hint of that smoke. On swallowing, a chocolatey delight! Dark caramel, toffee flavours and a slightly smokey finish. A very slight lingering bitterness. This is nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Yea a dark roasted aroma and color. A fairly large tan dense head, no doubt because of the can. Rich, sweet tasting. I get alot of alcohol initially in taste, a feature with this style that I do not care for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3405) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Can. Dark brown, slight reddish lacing. Brown head. Aroma is malt and touch of sweetness. Like all good scotch ales, decent body and a boozy finish. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
A great beer out of a can. Pours a dark brown with a brownish head. Strong malty flavor that goes down smoothly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
From the can into a Delirium snifter/tulip. Dark brown, amber edges, and a frothy tan head. Muted nose of softly sweet malt. Flavor of toffee, lightly sweet malt, earth, toastiness. Simple but tasty. Smooth, medium body. Perfect bbq on the beach beer. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Can poured a dark ruby brown color with a nice tan head. The aroma was a bit roasty with a big malt backbone. The taste was much the same with some smoke and chocolate character. The finish was slightly sweet with some noticable alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
Can!. Brown, tan head. Malty, nutty aroma. Mouthfeel is medium. Roasted malt flavor with caramel. Bitter finish

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Again the best beer in a can. An odd scottish ale, this beer is big on flavor and a bit sweet for some. Grainy mocha and chocolate flavored malts thoughout. Not as smokey or creamy as they claim. Super rich! Three cans are enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
Can. Dark amber/brown colour with a small off-white head. Dry malty hoppy aroma. Has a malty and hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Leaving you with a dry bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Tasty with a nice malt character to it. Feels kinda thin on the palate. Finish had a little extra alcohol in it.


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