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RATINGS: 2059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a large, creamy head right out of the can! Nose is rich of malts and sweet caramels. Taste is a pleasant blend of chocolate and caramel malt, and some hints of toasted malt. A little sweet from the caramel and chocolate, but overall a very rich and tasty feel. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Aluminum receptacle. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown color with a sizable thich head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits and some bitter chocolate. Flavor is much the same - dominated by the sweet roasted malts, a smidge of coffee & chocolate and some peatiness. Rather tasty...so tasty, even my wife liked it!! Fairly full-bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9108) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Dark raisin and brown colored body with a toast brown head. Crisp and sweet up front, full of molasses and maple flavors, maple wood, sap and dark fruit such as raisins and dates, all soured by the typically dirty and gritty yeast phenols and fusel alcohols. horribly flabby and lifeless texture, just sugar syrup and caramel. jesus christ fellas, get your fermentation temperatures figured out, your beer tastes disgusting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une canette de 12 oz, dégusté au Atlantic City Beer Festival 2007 (Atlantic City, NJ). Première fois que je goûte à une scotch ale en canette. Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits foncés avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque. Présence d’un mince col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat, de malt rôtis et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #910)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Roasted coffee, oak and maple syrup in the aroma. Almost black in appearance with a thick brown head that laces well. Medium palate. Nice roasted flavor, lightly sweet. Good flavor and balance.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Sweet, creamy, malty goodness. Very delicious. Not much hops. The complex, smoky, nutty malt character makes this beer more than hint at the character of a stout. Very yummy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Can from Broudy’s Liquor. Poured dark brown color with an average creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted malty and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with sticky texture. Heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1362) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 15, 2007
What a shocker for a can, great pour. Deep dark color with big head. Nose of dried fruit with a hint of spice. Flavor is toasted coffee up front with mellow sweet dried fruit then folds into a little hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Faint scents of yeast and malts. Strong coffee halfway through the glass also oak aroma as i got to the end. dark amber color with a brown small head that lasts. Coffee taste with a mild bite. Lingering finish. thick mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7778) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
(Canned, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, firm beige head. Malty, nose with dark fruit, cherries and chocolate. Malty taste with dark fruit, chocolate, coffee (with milk) and a well balanced, lovely finish with spicy notes of hops and hints of smoke. Medium to full body, perfect balance. Velvety, smooth and charming (well, that’s the first word I come to think of) mouthfeel. I normally get bad vibes from beer in cans, but this beer was actually really brilliant. A real beauty! And it comes out of a can. Brilliant stuff.


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