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RATINGS: 1998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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
DrnkMcDermott (2920) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Canned, of course. My first Oskar, and I can kind of see what the shouting is about. A nice peaty smoke smell, and a dark Scotch color in the pour. Leaves an oily coating on the side of the glass, like a high-test stout. Taste is heady alcohol, with a bit of heather, maybe. Deep smoke on top of fine roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
From the can. Beer is very dark and reasonably carbonated. The aroma is very sweet from spicey, caramel malts with hints of fruity yeast. The flavor starts full of sweet malt. The middle of the flavor shows slight hints of bitterness, a complex, spicey malt profile, and sweet, caramel and chocolate malts. There is almost a hint of smoke amidst the chocolate. The finish is full-bodied and sweet and malty. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Can, yes indeedy. A Bonus brew from Iowaherkeye. After having a drawn out conversation that verged on an argument about PBR this evening wtih a few friends I thought it would be appropriate to open this 12 oz can of suds. Thats a serious pour from a can, yes a can, i’ve said it again, a can, can I say can, I can. Anyway the pour is deep brownish black completely impossible to see through. The head is large fluffy and tan. The aroma is wet and malty and thin. The taste is malty and full of caramel and sweet. Smooth and tasty, definetly a shocker from that can. Thanks again Joey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Wow, a decent rated canned beer. Have to try this one out! Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head on top that is not going anywhere! Looks delicious! Aroma is full of malt with smoked malts, chocolate, and caramel taking dominance. Flavor is full of smoke and chocolate malts. Hints of caramel are in there too. No sign of alcohol in this making it a pretty smooth beer on the palate. This is an excellent canned beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4831) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2007
By far the best beer in a can I have ever had!! Pours a deep dark amber with a nice tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of alcohol and slightly sweet. Taste is rather complex and as the beer warms a slight hint of the 8% alcohol comes out. This is a must try, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a deep, dark brown, with very thin tan head that lingers shortly and then dissipates to little lacing. Aroma is a very pleasant malty caramel-chocolate combination, with hints of coffee and licorice, and as the beer warms, alcohol. Likewise, the taste is a sweet chocolate-caramel, with the 8% alcohol becoming more dominant late in the drink. Tingly mouthfeel, and a warming finish, make for a good beer. I must admit this beer grew on me somewhat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Smoky, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Pours a dark brown amber. Big flavor, big malt, caramel, bitter chocolate, a slight hint of smoke. Big flavor in a small can. I’m so happy Oskar Blues made it to Florida!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of milk chocolate, peat, smoke, caramel and toffee. Taste is chocolate up front, caramel, hops, and taste of peat and smoke show up in the finish. Full bodied and quite complex for a beer in a can. Alcohol presence is nil.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
12 oz can....had to try this after trying the Dale’s Pale Ale last week. Admit I was skeptical of the whole great beer in the can noise I was hearing.. Pours black with hints of brown. No head whatsoever. (There was also no carb release when I opened it). The aroma is complex, with subtle hints of chocolate, smokyness, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, with hints of of carbonation to balance it out. The flavor gets sweeter as it warms, releasing more of sugary caramel taste, reminds me of the Mackeson XXX.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 bottle. average fizzy head into black body with fair amount of lacing present. aromas of moderate toffee and light chocolate. flavor is moderate sweeet with a slight touch of bitterness at end. long finish duration. dry texture. I must say that either I was just wrong or the tap had gone back becuase this is an awesome scotch ale.

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