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RATINGS: 1863   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2006
Pours to a deep brown body with red highlights and a nice tan head. The aroma is chocolate, nice peats. The flavor was very creamy. Nice chocolate, peat smoked malts, scotch. The palate is really creamy, moderately bodied, great.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2006
Pours a blood brown color with big dense tawny frothy. The aroma a little yeasty integrated with sweet malt. Itís an off dry (fruity, semi sweet) brew with a diverse flavor profile. Itís luscious and malty right up front with a slight hoppiness to follow. Then the earthy barnyard flavors protrude releasing complexities to include fresh biscuits, sourdough, and a wet campfire. The finish is long with a slight fruity bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. This is the best canned beer Iíve ever had. I laughed when I tasted it. Itís so tastey. Youíd never believe it was canned. I highly recommend this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Huge roasted malt aroma and smoke, close to an Aecht schrenaoidlfkja;lkjdf smoke. Slightly bitter. coffee taste and heavy roasted malts very full bodied. I really like the novelty of these beers from the can. Though youíd never want to drink this one straight out of the can. RERATE, I did drink this out of the can and with a cheap cigar. This is still great. Tastes more like a thick and rich stout with a lot of smoke (not from the cigar).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
i was really surprised that this is a scotch ale. really dark compared to others iíve had, like a stout. really good all around however. definitely heavy roasted malts, nice clean finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 10, 2006
Great beer. Very suprised to have this out of a can. It actually tastes lke McEwans that hasnít been oxidized. Maybe fresh this is what it would be. Aromas of marshmellow and cherries leap out of the mahoganey brew with a slight smokieness. Wonderful to drink and tough to put down. The malt body is chewy till the end when a ballanced hop dries it out to a crisp finish of tofee and peat. Iím a big fan of the style and this is one that will be a new favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 Nice dark body with almost no head. Milky peat aroma dominates, very little malts in the aroma as well. Good taste and body, far better than expected from a can. Very clean and enjoyable ending.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2006
iím not a huge fan of scottish ale but this is pretty great. out of the can (the only way they sell it I think?) layer after layer of complex malts - burnt and chocolate and caramel and roasted coffee beans. tastes a bit sweet at the end. kind of a thick, syrupy texture on the palate. if you like scottish ales youíll love this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2006
The best beer by far I have ever had in a can. I would venture to say even better if it came in a bottle. Pours a deep brown with a slight tan head. Flavor is nice and malty, with nice malt hints. Aroma is also malty with some caramel sweetness to it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
33 cl can. Dark reddish brown colour with a weak head. Aroma of malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Very sweet flavour with roastedness and notes of some oil-like, but ends up little watery but also with noteable alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4542) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Canned. Pours a dark brown with red when held to the light. Light foamy tan head that left lacing. Nicest looking beer I have ever scene poured out of a can. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, raisins, Flavor of chocolate, smoke, lightly sweet malts. Sensing a bit of the hops in the flavor (nothing too much though). Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very well done Scotch Ale.


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