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RATINGS: 2020   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
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 (2177) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2006
Nice brew, expecting a syrupy sweet brew, but this one is balanced very well, with little alcohol noticable. Smoky, abit of sweetness, hopped well enough. Solid brew! Thanks to Duane for this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Can. Pours dark amber, to a nearly opaque ruby in the glass, with a moderate tan head. Aroma is rich and malty; mainly sweet and caramel, but also a bit of roastiness, smoke, and chocolate. Flavor has the same elements, but is a robust bittersweet than outright sweet, with a well-blended mix of many malt flavors. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate, with relatively low carbonation. I was surprised when I found out it was 8% alcohol; I would’ve guessed 5%. Quite good, and in a can and reasonably priced at that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2006
12oz can via trade with Bück Dich! - Thanks Jordan! - Pours dark brown with a nice foamy tan head that blew out of the can when I popped the tab. Aromas of nice smooth caramel malts, some smoke, roasted malts as well. Nice sweet and malty flavor. Lots of caramel, a bit of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, and some light hops on the finish. Palate is smooth with low carbonation and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Beer this good shouldn’t come from a can.. I like it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - JUL 7, 2006
12 oz. can. Drank on 6/21/06. Foams out of the can when you open it. Pours very dark brown, almost black, and it has some red tint. Big 1.5" creamy tan head. Drops to a layer of foam. Decent lacing. Foam layer eventually disappears. Aroma - nice, malty, smokey, roasty aroma. Fairly strong. Flavor - initially sweet and bitter. Then smooth on the tongue. Some of the roasty, smokey, peaty malt flavors in the swallow, and a return of some sweetness in the finish. Tiny bit of alcohol warmth. Palate - fairly full bodied. Not the biggest body ever, but substantial. Low to avg. level of carb. A little surprising since it foams out of the can and pours a big head. Mouthfeel is also smooth and creamy. Overall - I like this beer. I like OB beers and I really like the can. Sometimes you need cans. I keep OC and DPA around because they are good beers in cans. But I like the beer too. This one is a little on the sweet side, but that’s OK. Good aroma, flavor, and a nice, full body. I assume this is a wee heavy. I like Scottish ales too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2006
A "craft" brew in a can? Old Jim Koch will be turning in his grave - oh wait, He’s not dead yet! This one is dark and mysterious, but very very sweet and malty. I love malty, but this is rediculous! Swill - more as I would put it. I am highly dissapointed - not very drinkable, and I have 5 more of those bastards to get through!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - JUL 4, 2006
Aroma didn’t do much for me. the main taste of this is caramel with a smoky aftertaste. It is very drinkable and i was shocked that it was considered a scotch ale. Definatly looked and tasted much more like a porter. very good beer and will definatly seek this out after it goes out of the toads rotation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Can. Pours somewhere between blood red and black with a small beige head. The aroma is caramel, biscuits, and malt. The flavor is caramel, raisin, wood, some mossy hops in the background, and a smoky finish.

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