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RATINGS: 1937   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
12 oz can

I’ve already had a few of these, but it was time to sit down and rate one properly instead of merely enjoying it. So I got out my tasting glass, a can of Old Chub and poured it to enjoy another one. This is a good find and a great value at roughly a dollar a can. Grab a six-pack and go camping.

Aroma / Appearance - The tan coloured one-finger head sat on top of the murky black body. It reminded me of squid ink - deep black with only a hint of light escaping. The nose was a balance of malt, smoke, peat and raisins. I almost felt like I was in Scotland when I closed my eyes.

Flavor / Palate - The flavor profile of this beer is very complex. First I picked up chocolate, liquid peat, cherries, caramel butter and velvet cake. Next came a smoky wave, on which rode the flavors of raisins. There was a slight bitterness which lingered on the tongue for a few minutes before it gave up. This is probably the second best beer I have had in a can, the first being the Dale’s Pale Ale from the same company.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8288) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
Can. Dark brown body, big fluffy tan head. Dark malt aroma, with small earthy notes. Sweet malt flavour with dark caramel and earthy malt notes, some sharp notes with a hint of roast at times. Average to medium palate. Not great, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2006
(Can from Julio’s Liquors) Dark amberish brown body with about 1/2" of soft biscuit head that recedes to about 1/8". Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel smooth, fairly full, but a touch loose and watery. Flavor is full of the caramel, hints of Scotch and smoked maltiness also in there. Finishes with a bit of piney bitterness. I enjoyed this, could have been a bit richer but otherwise really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Nice and round, chunky rich with a subdued hint of smoke, Old Chub is a classic in the making. Very little hopping in this one. Nice and malty. Mmmmmm. Go get some now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2462) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
355ml can from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Dark brown in colour, thin beige head dissipating into a ring around the glass, some spotty lacing. The aroma was of light chocolate, some caramel, smoke, generous sweetness. The flavour had some smoke, chocolate malts, light roast, caramel, good sweetness, chewy and sticky. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes medium length, mild sweetness. No alcohol noticable throughout despite being 8%, excellent balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Carmelly malt and chocolate aroma,distinct but not strong, an initial burst of grainey malt with chocolate, sweet carmel and a touch of fruitiness, all of which suddenly and quickly fades to dryness and a hint of smoke. Its almost strange how that happens. Once again, a pleasant surprise from a can

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Amazing, another kickass canned beer. Very dark brown pour, with a nice tight mocha head. Very sweet and malty, with chocolate and maple syrup flavorings, with a nice bit of bitterness in the finish. Good stuff. Another winner for Oskar Blues

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Can?! thanks to CaptainCougar: Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Aroma rich malts, some chocolate. Flavor was chocolate, roasted malts, some bitterness on the finish. Mild carbonation, light bodied. By far the best thing I’ve ever had out of a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
355 ml can. Dark reddish copper colour. Thick light brown head. Clear, but with some yeast residue floating in the glass. Rich malty sweet aroma with some roasted and caramel. Gives an impression of a really sweet beer. Lightly burnt caramel. Cream. Thick mouthfeel. At first a bit sweet, but the finish is dry with a gentle hop bitter aftertaste. Hops linger a while after swallowing. Surprisingly mild and gentle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Can...no shit! Pours deep dark brown with thick creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, and cocoa. Nice creamy, medium full mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet with a big malt backbone, but with a dry roastiness and pleasant hop bitterness. Flavor of dark fruit and light roast coffee on the smooth finish. Nice. To many of these by the grill or pool could mess you up!

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