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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgioviano (23) - kildeer, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2006
a friend picked up a sixer just because of the name...expected the worst, but was a solid beer. creamy with a roasty caramel flavor and a smooth finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Sample (can), EBF 2006. Clear, very dark mahogany with a lasting just-off-white head and bit of lace....nose is full-on caramel, sweet and burnt by turns, smoky and lightly herbal (oregano)....dry, woody, character initially in the body, with caramelized banana and oaky vanilla delightful at first, but....turns too dry and ashy, even somewhat dull and turgid at the finish...low-to-medium carbonation, average fullness of body. A nice beer, but somewhat disappointing given expectations.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Dark clear brown ale with a thick moka head. Sweet caramel aroma, with pleasant butterscotch and vanilla. In mouth, sweet malt with vious notes, warm alcohol, but a bot short in mouth. A novelty scotch in a can. Can at the CNY Brewfest 2006.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pinkzambia (1435) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2006
On Tap at Old Chicago (mall): Dark, dark borwn with a very small light brown head. The aromsa were surprising because I picked up a little smokieness, like a porter. The taste demonstrates some sweetness like cola with high carbonation. But, I wasnít as impressed - it just seemed to have a somewhat nasty and bland taste. So, its ok.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
(Can) Sampled at the Central New York Brewfest in Syracuse on February 4, 2006. Iím sad to report that when I say it was the second time I hit the can today that it wasnít the toilets. I have no idea what this brewery is doing? Its poured from a can. Its a scottish lactic ale? Smokey, porterish and grainy? I donít think this beer has an identity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 This beer is just cool because itís in a can. Itís a decent scotch ale, but itís not my favorite style. Really creamy and malty with lots of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This just blows me away that this brewrey churns out consistently great beers in a can. It must be because the succeeded so well with their stuff in bottles, and then just just transfered that knowledge into a can level product. Rich deep brown, with big malty aromas and flavors. Chocolate and caramel, a bit of honey, and some sweet almost floral hoppiness. Perfectly roasted with a nice smooth mouthfeel.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Ok, this beer came in the "forbidden can" for craft brew that is. My first thought as I opened the can is am I in college again? But then the enjoyment of one of the best beers Iíve had came into my mind. This beer pours a sexy brown with some light penetrating through the bottom of the ale. It leaves a thick beige head that never goes away. As I smelled this ale the roasted chocolate, smokey nuts, and some floural essence is very present maybe honeydew, lilacs. The taste of this beer is sweet up front with chocolate malt that penatrates to core of the palate, then a small hint of bitterness rises up from the malted chocolate to relax the palate after the sweetness and finished with a smokey smooth coating on the throat like a finely made "bechemel sauce". This is a fantastic brew one that I wish I bought more of.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bosco (162) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2006
chocolate, spruce, earthy, smoke, Handed out as a freebie on Jam Cruise 4...I should say up front that I donít really enjoy Scottish style beer, but hey...it was free so. Drank from a can, didnít see in glass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Can. Strong, stouty chocolate malt aroma. Black with a tan head and a huge amount of lacing. Chocolaty beer, sweet, smooth, with a hint of hops and pale malt in the finish. Roasty notes in the flavor. Enjoyable, a drink to savor...from a can...now thatís freakin fun.


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