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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2006
12 oz can. Pours a lightly ambered brown tone thatís fairly dark with a light tanned head. Aroma smells of heavy carmalized malts, toffee, and molasses cookies. The flavor has a rich sense of a lot of what happens with the nose, a very heavy carmalized, and almost smokey malt, backed with chocolate, toffee, and molassesy raisin breads. Near the finish a light, but noticable alcohol presence makes itself known, which gently warms the brain. Hands down the best beer Iíve had out of a can, and one damn good scotch ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
12oz can courtesy of CaptainCougar. Aroma: Sweet malt, strong breadiness, light chocolate and smoke. Appearance: Dark reddish-brown in color. Head was light tan, full, and creamy. Good retention and nice lacing. Flavor: Sweet malt with a touch of molasses. Chocolate and toffee. Again with the breadiness. Light anise and smoke. Tasty. Nice sweetness, but doesnít finish super sweet. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Light alcohol warming. Overall: I have to agree. The best beer Iíve ever had from a can. Good representation of the style and very drinkable. Only issue is that carbonation seemed a little high. Besides that, very nice. Glad I have another of these to look forward to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Can sampled at the Newtown Brewfest with Beerded_one and the Mad Indian. Pours a deep bronze with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted caramel malts, toffee, and chocolate. The flavor is roast, caramel, and chocolate. Good body, good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2618) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Drank with Stegosaurus and Beereded_one at Newton brew fest. This was just ok for me no real charecter just bland. Roasted malt flavor with caramel. Not a bad brew but nothing great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Poured a deep ruby brown with a decent frothy head that stuck around for quite while. The aroma is very malty and sweet. Lots of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar peaking through. Super creamy mouthfeel that is smooth as silk. Amazingly creamy actually. The flavors are full and robust with alot of sweet caramal malt, earthy undertones with a hint of smoke. Alcohol was not noticeable. The best can of beer Iíve ever had. BY FAR.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHound53 (24) - USA - OCT 18, 2006
smokey earthy tasting Scotch ale, still i could taste a tin taste in the back ground (imagination??) But overall nicrly done. Wonít disappoint

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
cellardweller1 (22) - upstate ny, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2006
A very pleasing brew from this brewer, of Daleís. Smooth, somewhat smokey, alcohol is balanced in the mix of flavors. Canít be a canned beer, but it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Canned. Nice solid beer here. Good roarty flavor all the way through. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2006
I canít tell if the can is effecting the taste by lowering expectations, but this is one fine scotch ale. Layers of malt flavor from chocolate to smoke to roasted coffee. Thick enough to be substantial but smooth enough to toss back a couple. I loved Daleís Pale and and quickly becoming a fan of Oskar Blues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2699) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
12oz can, no date. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee and brown sugar, chocolate, a little smoke and lesser nuts. Flavor is a little more peaty smoke, though the other flavors are pretty much the same as the smell. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overbearing by any means. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Quite smooth. Iíve only had this and Daleís Pale from these guys, and they are everything I expected them to be--which seems to be a rarity.

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