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RATINGS: 1966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2006
The best beer by far I have ever had in a can. I would venture to say even better if it came in a bottle. Pours a deep brown with a slight tan head. Flavor is nice and malty, with nice malt hints. Aroma is also malty with some caramel sweetness to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
33 cl can. Dark reddish brown colour with a weak head. Aroma of malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Very sweet flavour with roastedness and notes of some oil-like, but ends up little watery but also with noteable alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Canned. Pours a dark brown with red when held to the light. Light foamy tan head that left lacing. Nicest looking beer I have ever scene poured out of a can. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, raisins, Flavor of chocolate, smoke, lightly sweet malts. Sensing a bit of the hops in the flavor (nothing too much though). Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very well done Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Canned. Dark brown beer with a thick and fluffy tan head. Caramel and raisin aroma that continues on into the flavor. Sweet from start to finish. Very thick feeling. Easy to drink with a nice little kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2006 Pours ruddy brown with a average head and just a few too many bubbles for my likes, but otherwise, very nice looking. The aroma is really something quite nice (and thatís forgetting that it came out of a can!). Chocolate (Tootsie Roll), sweet maltiness, caramel, a hint of spicey hops, and a touch of alcohol when swirled. The palate is a little thin, but slightly tacky and refreshing, with too much big CO2 in there... I think nitro would be a perfect fit for this beer maybe. The flavor is much simpler than the aroma, straight up malt, smoke, alcohol, with a slight chocolate aftertaste that matures into alcohol and hops. Regardless of what people said, there is nothing metalic tasting about this beer. Still, I canít believe this came out of a can! 5-10-06: Upon cracking open another can, I still find all the characteristics as last time, but the flavor has either matured or my tastebuds have. The flavor is bigger than the aroma for sure. Delicious creamy chocolate malt really hits you first, with the smoke secondarily. thereís something in this that almost reminds me of a coke and rum. That sweet alcohol taste. The texture is also a fair deal more creamy and smooth than I gave this beer credit for. If this is due to the age on this beer, I can just say Iím glad we have 3 more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2006 Old chub is a dark red/black beer with a thin bubbly white head. The aroma is very malty with sweet caramel and chocolate, and the hops are there too. Smooth palate, maybe a bit too carbonated. The sweetness of the aroma isnt as apparent in the flavour, but the chocolate and maltyness is still there along with the hops. Roasty finish. It gets an extra point overall for coming in cans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2006
So, beer from a can that possibly doesnt taste like a can?? Impossible. Not really - this is a pretty good exception to the rule (surprisingly). Pours out brown with a small tan head. Taste is malty, extremely malty, not hoppy at all. Picked out some chocolate and some other sweetness from this one. Not bad at all really, probably worth trying in most aspects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Nice, roasty-malted aroma - great-looking too: rich, frothy- pours very nicely. Cholocatley and caramelly. Very smoooth and creamy mouthfeel. Props to a new Scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Purple-ish red color, with loosely packed white head - aroma of chocolate, caramel, smoked malts - all of these appear in relatively good balance in the flavor, but the overall taste is a little bit too sweet - lindering smoked malt and cocoa in the finish - if it werenít as sweet, it would be much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Cask conditioned. On hand pump at Sharp Edge. Light wood aroma. Dusty apple skins and fresh cider. Cherry wood chips, mild fruit hops. Dark brown hazy with huge creamy light tan lacing head. Heavy body with light carbonation, smooth and drinkable. Starts fruity and sweet, like apple cider stored in oak and vanilla. Tangy cider notes, cherry skins. Rather mild in flavor but really enjoyable. Woody fruity notes, light bitter finish and dry fruit after. Nice cask ale.

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