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RATINGS: 1901   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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (641) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 19, 2006
I’m too congested to truly behold this tastey brew. Can poured with a 1/2 inch, creamy, nougaty head. The coffee color blocks most light attempting to come through. Very carbonated tastes of coffee, black and chocolate malts. Tastey high alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Can. Nice dark color. Smells really good, with lots of malts present. Taste is malty, with some smokiness and chocolate underlying a nice hop bitterness. A well crafted Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - SEP 17, 2006
Very dark scotch ale, malty with a smokiness in the aroma and the palate and hints of burnt coffee/chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12oz Can! Deep brown with slight ruby highlights. Spotty off-white head. Bready toffee nose. Cherry Coke. Sweet caramel and toffee. Slight bitter finish. Nicely balanced between the malt and the hops. Nice burn at 8%. Really nice and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2256) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Can. Appealing dark reddish brown pour with tight-bubbled, creamy tan head. Aroma filled with sweet malts that conjure up molasses, caramel, raisin. Tastes rich with sweet malts and a peppery alcohol finish. Thick and creamy on the palate. Easy, tasty drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Can. Large tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, transparent, fizzy carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel, chocolate and alcohol nose. Ditto for the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1242) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 My first experience with a canned micro. I’m a big fan of the use of cans versus bottles, and I’m excited to finally get to try this along with Dale’s PA. Body is a very deep garnet with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and a bit of smokiness. Although the palate is thin, the beer is still full flavored. Smoked malts abound, with some chocolate and plenty of caramel. Hops take a back seat and are not very noticeable. Finish is smoky and sweet. Nice beer, and I hope to see more brewers get into canning.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
Canned. Reddish brown coloured. Light malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour. Quite thin and bland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2116) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2006
i was over at TAR and cb’s place. they wanted to know if i wanted a beer while they cooked, sure thing. so i’m habded this to pour in my glass and jeff tells me the glories of oskar blues affordability while i drink. poured a red hued black body with with a tight lasting tan head. malty(out) aroma with maple syrup, and cedar wood smoke. sweet vanilla and caramel with a chocolate flavor coming in late and lasting. a bit of bubblegum in the finish with the chocolate. something like like licking a pane of glass here that is off putting a bit. i am still amazed at the head consistancy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (989) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
On tap at Mahars. Dark brown, with a small head. Aroma very burnt. Flavor is also burnt, rich coffee beans, chocolate and a crisp caramel tartness.

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