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RATINGS: 1733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Almost black & tan (Saranac b & t comes to mind) in color, with short lived white head. Smokey, roasted malt in the nose. Very flavorful and full bodied. Chocolate, smoke, caramel and a tad bit nutty. The alcohol adds a noticable amount of strength. Somewhat thin and dry at the end. For a canned beer this is impressive, and indeed worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Clear copper color with a taller tan head with lines of lace as it you imbibe and it settles. Specialty malt house aromas with caramel, mild coffee and chocolate and a touch of peat. Smooth and relaxing feel, perhaps a touch thin. 8% not found in this one. Flavors follow the aromas quite well. Long linger of lightly roasted malt. Nice malty brew. Could use a touch more peat, but what should one expect from a can ;). Thanks SecretSantaScott ala Tom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2004
12 oz. can. Pours a clear dark brown/mahogany with a nice beige head and small floaing particles. Aroma of some smoke, sweet malt and some hops. Taste has notes of nuts, caramel, brown sugar/molasses, roasted malt, chocolate malt, smoke and peat. Delicious malty flavor but it’s a little too sweet. Alcohol content hidden very well hidden. EXTREMELY full, round and creamy on the palate with lively carbonation - coats the mouth very nicely. Good head retention. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2400) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Small light brown head, fair retention, little lace. Clear, mahogeny colored brew. Big, malty, grainy nose and a touch of hops also. Medium bodied brew. Over the top malt flavors, Chocolate, caramel, a bit roasty and lightly smokey. 8% alcohol? You would,nt know it! Finish is medium sweet and chocolatey. Thanks Larry!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Can pours like coca cola, fizzly light brown head, spotty lacing, with light carbonation.   Peat, Irish Moss, roasted malts, light touch of coffee beans and a bit of earth on the nose.   Definitely seems to have character.   Malty up front, peaty, touch of roasted malts.   Respectable body, with a decent mouthfeel.   Lingering finish of peat, earth, and roasted malts.   Quite tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Can: Pours a deep ruby brown with a medium creamy tan head. Nice aroma, highlights the malts. There’s some earth, peat smoked malt, wood smoke, caramel, and cocoa. Nice taste as well, still showcasing the malt. There’s some bitter hops, earth, smoked malt, caramel, toffee, wood, cocoa, and brown sugar. Finishes with some wood smoke, just like advertised. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Deep ruby brown mahogany body under a huge off white head. Rich caramel malt aroma with just a touch of smokyness. The flavor is not quite as rich and smooth as the Robert the Bruce which I drank before this, but is sweet and malty and has a bit of smokyness to it that goes well in the finish. A little bit thinner body than the RtB. Still a very nice brew and I’ll be buying more of these Oskar Blues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Can. Pours a deep red-brown. Smallish off-white head thins down to ring the edge. Nice malty aroma. Just a little bit of the smoked malt comes through. Malty and smooth. Bits of chocolate and caramel malt. Just a hint of smoke in the finish. Nice beer from CaptainCougar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Deep red-brown. Nose sweet, malty, a bit peaty. Quite sweet, loads of sugars, nicely balanced with some chocolate, peat, and vague smoke. Excellent for a canned beer, but is a mite on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
There’s a definite smoky malt to the aroma and something that reminds me of peanuts (something about peat smoke is reminiscent of boiled peanuts to me for some reason). There’s a big dose of brown sugar and caramel with the peat smoke in the flavor along with a slight bit of cocoa. A bit sticky but very tasty. The can doesn’t make any negative difference.

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