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RATINGS: 1936   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4391) - 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 (1245) - 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) - Křbenhavn, 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 (2129) - 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 (1013) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2006
I found this can sitting in the field the sunday morning after Belgian Comes to Cooperstown beer fest this year. Pours a deep dark ruby amber with a thin grayish beige head and thin lace. Smells thick and fruity with sweet caraeml malts, raisin, nutty malts, and light tobacco. Flavor is sharp sweet caramel malts, fruits, nutty and chocolate malts. The mouthfeel and finish is smooth and full. Great scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Pours out of the can dark brown with a medium tan head. Molasses, prune, raisin, roasted nuts, and some earthy spice all contribute to an inviting aroma. Mediu to full body that is smoot and luscious. Sweet caramel flavor that is nicely balanced by some peppery hops leading to a surprisingly drier finish than I would have expected. Another winner from Oskar Blues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Can. dark but translucent brown color with a quickly diminishing light brown head. Aroma of dark coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, caramel, maybe even a bit of black cherry--basically like a box of gourmet chocolates. Full palate, a little creamy even, but still carbonated. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and some dried fruit. A very slight tanginess on the finish. I like Dale’s a lot more, but this one holds it’s own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8807) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
Dark brown beer, thick creamy tan head. Really gorgeous looking brew. Lovely aroma of sweet rye bread, dark toasty nuttiness with a lovely soft peaty smokiness over the rich bready/toasty malts. Nice caramelly sweetness as well. Falvour shows a lovely deep complex maltiness. Sweet malts play off of the peaty smokiness. A bit of cherry appears in the background as well. Thick, creamy texture. Chewy/malty body with lingering nuttiness and a bit of herbal finish. As it warms more chocolate notes come forth. REally gorgeous brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2006
A can? Good stuff out of a can!? Oskar Blues delivers again, first with Dale’s Pale Ale, and now Old Chub. Pours a dark brown. Aroma of sweet malts, some caramel and maybe some sun-dried fruits as well. Choclately, sugary flavor. Very easy to drink. I wish Oskar Blues distributed to the CU area as this is definitely something I would drink often.

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