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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (875) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
UPDATED: APR 22, 2006 Murky brown with a thin white head. Taste is sweet and malty. Definite malt dominance in this beer. Pleasant, easy to drink yet still fairly rich and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
best beer i have ever had from a can. smokey and thick and a beer you can really chew on. mmmm. some dark chocolate, carmel, malt, and toffee and nougat (haha) flavas. nice smooth texture that just calls you to grab another one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Pours dark brown red color with a small amount of dissapating white head. aroma is chocolately, molases, toffee, and pine needles. Flavor is light, creamy, toffeeish, slightly bitter in finish. A tad watery, but overall very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2005
Strong caramel, toffee, brown sugar, prune and tobacco aroma. Deep brown-red hue with a small but creamy, off-white head. Tastes much the same as it smells. Very light bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body, velvety texture, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2005
12oz. can. Deep, dark brown color with a medium size tan head. Smoky, malty aroma with some caramel. Flavor of chocolate malts, light smoke, bread. Somewhat dry and bitter, which was unexpected given the aroma. Lightly carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Can. This is a stupendousy malty beer. Smells of rich chocolate, peat, and pure unadulterated sugar. More sweetness in the flavor - Chocolate, caramel, some stemmy hops finishing with a peaty dryness. A well-made beer but just too one-dimensional in malt land.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Can thanks to fattyre and bunnyhop. Chestnut brown color underneath a medium sized and color of tan head. Chocolaty malts, very mild smoke, plenty of brown sugar. Sweet but not overly so. Theres plenty of flavor yet it feels semi empty. However, nothing is out of place and itís still put together well. Medium bodied, pretty clean finish, no alcohol evident. Pretty nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Very very dark with red edges. Big creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate. Palate is very smooth. Flavor is caramel, roast and some slight bitterness. Best beer I have ever had from a can.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2005 can, I assume, huge thanks to CSBosox for sending this one to me. Been wanting to try it for quite some time. Drank it on 8/17/2005.
Pours a deep, chestnut, burgundy-hued-mahogany brown. Good amount of well-retained yellowish head. Tiny can-conditioned bubbles. Smells sweet, caramally, toffeeish with prunes, vinous notes, light hickory smoke (guess itís actually beechwood). Soy, chocolate, moist, fruity, rummy fruitcake with vanilla and hazelnuts. Ahh, scotch ales can be so rich and complex in the nose and this is a prime example. Flavor begins with buttercream, nuts, sharp bready malts, a bit too dry/astringent at first. Dry and bready, moderately acidic. Retro hops are green and leafy. No alcohol, light earthy yeastiness. Mouthfeel is very oily, slick and smooth. Carbonation is nearly non-existent. Actually, a touch watery on the end. Nuts, soy, roasty barley on the finish. Acidic and just way too much astringency. Medium body. Butter-toffee and caramel linger.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3751) - - AUG 17, 2005
malt, caramel, and chocolate aroma. mildly smokey. dark brown color. caramel and roasted malt flavor. low carbonation throws me off but this is still a great scottish ale. smokiness isnt too overpowering. I really enjoy the alcohol content too. nice brew.


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