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RATINGS: 2076   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
nice big tan head, sweet caramel aroma, creamy body, taste is a bit chocolaty, very dry aftertaste, good stuff from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9122) - Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2007
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is all malts; specifically chocolate and caramel. Much like many complex flavor beers with the abv inching higher and higher, temperature is important. The flavor was a smoothly blended combination of the malts described by the company: caramel, chocolate, and light roasted. I did not get the smokiness mentioned. I did however enjoy this beer a great deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 A great tasting, malty, easy drinking beer. A perfect beer for the backpackers among us. Probably about the best beer you can get in a can...so be sure to slip a few into your friendís pack and enjoy an Old Chub at the top of your next fourteener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 Breck beer fest sample. This has the makings of a great beer but was served too cold by the brewery dudes (not hard, it was snowing hard). A very malty beer but all the flavor seemed to be killed at lower temps. Clean tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
dark brown appearance with a tan head. very flavorful brew, overriding malty sweetness with some caramel hints. a nice beer, better than their pale ale and better than most scotch ales iíve tasted

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2007
Can courtesy of the brickstore. I dig this style. The flat cola flavors and bittersweet tastes are really entertaining for beer. Slight hint of roasted/smoked malt as well. Good color makes you think it is going to be bigger than it really is. This one is smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5362) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Old chub, pleasant name! This 12 oz can has many Ďhighsí enscripted on the top rim of the can. Fun to look at. Very nice aromas, roasty aromas that make a dark beer very attractive to the nose. And when you pour it out of the can, it is certainly dark. It has a dark tan head but it is not brown, just dark tan. The flavors are malty bitterness, just like the other Scotch Ale Iíve tasted. Strong alky content is readily apparent. The alky is not hidden and it is in your face, abrasive and flat. I am surprised to see such a style beer in a can from the USA. $2 at 3 sons and dogs in wexford PA. Will not buy again. This is not my style. On par with McEwans Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2007
Another draft beer had at Maxís Taphouse in Baltimore. The color was much darker than I had expected, a very dark brown with a dark red tint and a decent-sized, creamy dark tan head. The aroma was malt-dominated, featuring roasty chocolate and caramel, with some underlying grainy hops. It had a nice flavor, which was a sweet-bitter mixture and long lasting. The palate was fizzy, slightly wet, and full. A great beer for the spring, that could be had in most seasons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
Pours a rich dark brown with a moderate and creamy light brown head. Sweet malty aroma with obvious notes of chocolate, caramel and a little coffee. Tons of chocolate up front on the palate followed by toffee, alcohol and toasted oatmeal. Creamy texture and a long, malty sweet finish with a slight alcohol kick at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2007
Nice. From the can it pours a dark umber body with a slender khaki head. It has an aroma of rich earthy malt, chocolate, alcohol, old wood, dark juicy fruits, and nuts. A touch of burnt brown sugar and a hint of toffee blend into the flavor along with the elements present in the nose. Iím a hop-head, to be sure, but I enjoy a richly malty drink thatís brewed this skillfully. This is my third beer from this brewery, and I think we need Oskar Blues distributed in the Chicago area!

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