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RATINGS: 2077   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 Can drunk on 4/20. Dark Iced tea color. Roasted malt iced tea flavors Rich medium body. Pretty good for being in a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 9, 2007
12 oz can. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep mahogany color, with a thick, creamy, tan head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with lots of big sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and light smokey aroma. The palate is rich and full, with lots of good sweet and caramel malt flavors, paired with light, peat smoked malt flavor. This beer finishes with more excellent sweet and caramel malt flavors up front, then ends with a warming, soothing, burn that lingers. Excellent example of Scotch Ale. A wonderful after work or diner beer, and a great beer to just sip and savor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2007
12oz can. Deep auburn brown with an initiallt thick head. Aroma of malt, toffy, tootsie roll and light smokiness.Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Very malty and sweet. Chocolate malt stands out. Overall not a classic Scotch Ale but a decent brew anyway. Especially from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Clear brown body with fizzy tan head. The aroma is toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and light chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet, dough, caramel, prunes and light herbal. Medium body is a bit flabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 $7.99 for a six pack of 12 oz cans at Total Wine. Mild malty aroma, but intensely flavorful beer. Very malty and roasty with caramel and chocolate malts, a faint hint of smoke, and an earthy hop bitterness to finish. Nice alcohol hit at 8%. Pretty good stuff. I didn’t like it so much at first, but it grew on me toward the bottom of the can. (3.5).. .. 6/22/07 .. .. on tap at the Mello Mushroom in Jacksonville. Really hit the spot after a long day at work. Chocolate really comes through. Tasty and delicious on tap. A great scotch ale. (3.7)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
On draft at Zeno’s, Penn State. Sweet nose. Poured deep, deep brown with thin khaki head that left rings of lace. Lots of sweet chocolate in the flavor. Extremely rich and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - APR 30, 2007
12 oz. can. A surprising find in Florida on the Gulf. Poured a cloudy dark brown cola color with gewy tan head. Aroma of intense chocolate malt from an icecream shop. Toffee chocolate caramel and more malt breaks down the flavor. thick,silky heavy body and finishes smooth. A tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
Canned. MALTY! I would go into my own thoughts on the malt, but the can tells you the story: three kinds of malt. Makes for a rich-ass beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2007
Very rich. Just this side of cloyingly sweet. Just a hint of smokiness. And now I just noticed the commercial description, and realize that I bring nothing to the table.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2007
From a stubby 12 oz. can with a blurb on the back and with what I am guessing is a best before date along the UPC barcode, sampled just above cellar temperature in a nonic glass. Poured a dark Classic Coke brown with a frothy, bubbly tan head, good retention, small amount of ringed sticking. Nice malty nose, caramel, milk chocolate and sugary malts, a very light hint of roasted grains and a mellow earthiness. Good airy carbonation and a crisp, dryish, velvety smooth medium-full bodied mouthfeel. Quite quaffable, a smooth malty taste, chocolate covered caramel, grainy, caramelized sugar, a subtle hint of smoke, more grainy than peat, the alcohol is dominate by the malts and only provides a low temperature warmth in the palate, the hops take a back seat to the malts, at the end an earthy coffee bitterness emerges and a good sweet malty finish, this is a smooth, pleasant sipper.

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