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RATINGS: 1978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Didnít enjoy this one as much as the Daleís Pale Ale, but, as the guy at Samís Quickshop said, itís more of a style-prefernce. Iím a bigger fan of pale ales than I am of scotch ales, no question. This is an excellent example of the style however. Very sweet, caramelly, and some smokey malts. Lively palate, but not overly carbonated. This beer complements a sharp cheddar or gouda cheese like no other.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6278) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Can (12oz). The legendary "chub" - here goes. Opened with a flat-sounding "snik" but poured a nice deep murky mahogany with a solid lasting tan creamy head. Solid scotch ale aroma of nutty roast malt, chocolate, caramel, light leafy hops, very earthy, maybe a touch mild. Tastes the same with the added beneit of bready yeast and light sweet spice, heavy on the caramel/brown suger deep roasted malt sweetness, the alcoholís there too - mouthfeel is thick, caramelized, lightly carbonated, almost like syrup with a nice long sweet malty finish. Imagine grabbing a six-pack of THIS when you wanted at the 7-11. I can only imagine, because I can only buy my alcohol from the Gubmint here in Ontario ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, 4/13/06: Very dark brown with a medium-to-strong cooked brown sugar flavor. Roasty finish. Bit thin, yet this is a heavy drinker. Itís too warm outside!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2006
Canned! Chestnut brown with garnet highlights, short tan head with some lace. Solid malt aroma, minimal floral hops. Taste is complex with malty, coffee, chocolate, smokey, peaty, and burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is sweet/creamy and lightly carbonated. The hops come through in the finish. I tried to dislike this brew for being canned, but it just wouldnít work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Pours a deep, dark brown with a rusty/ruby tinge; the head is fairly dense, pillowy, tan, and moderately full with decent longevity and some scattered lace. Nose is pleasent with loads of chocolate, rich toffee, nice slight roasted malt, and faint peat smoke and almonds to back it up. Flavor is rich with chocolate, raisin, dry cocoa, light toffee, and faint peat and roast notes. A faint earthy bitterness fills in with the peat and roast to compliment the rich malt flavor. Palate is nearly lively and medium full with a smooth, creamy, and slightly oily texture. Finish is somewhat dry with a peaty, semi-sweet chocolate, and a tinge of scotch whisky taste which in lingering. A rich, local beer that is complex and different from most other micros on the market. A beer you could definately have more than one of, but rich enough to really not make you want too many. Oskar Blues does a great job of creating solid everyday brews and is an innovator with their canning method.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2006
Pours to a deep brown body with red highlights and a nice tan head. The aroma is chocolate, nice peats. The flavor was very creamy. Nice chocolate, peat smoked malts, scotch. The palate is really creamy, moderately bodied, great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2006
Pours a blood brown color with big dense tawny frothy. The aroma a little yeasty integrated with sweet malt. Itís an off dry (fruity, semi sweet) brew with a diverse flavor profile. Itís luscious and malty right up front with a slight hoppiness to follow. Then the earthy barnyard flavors protrude releasing complexities to include fresh biscuits, sourdough, and a wet campfire. The finish is long with a slight fruity bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. This is the best canned beer Iíve ever had. I laughed when I tasted it. Itís so tastey. Youíd never believe it was canned. I highly recommend this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Huge roasted malt aroma and smoke, close to an Aecht schrenaoidlfkja;lkjdf smoke. Slightly bitter. coffee taste and heavy roasted malts very full bodied. I really like the novelty of these beers from the can. Though youíd never want to drink this one straight out of the can. RERATE, I did drink this out of the can and with a cheap cigar. This is still great. Tastes more like a thick and rich stout with a lot of smoke (not from the cigar).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
i was really surprised that this is a scotch ale. really dark compared to others iíve had, like a stout. really good all around however. definitely heavy roasted malts, nice clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 10, 2006
Great beer. Very suprised to have this out of a can. It actually tastes lke McEwans that hasnít been oxidized. Maybe fresh this is what it would be. Aromas of marshmellow and cherries leap out of the mahoganey brew with a slight smokieness. Wonderful to drink and tough to put down. The malt body is chewy till the end when a ballanced hop dries it out to a crisp finish of tofee and peat. Iím a big fan of the style and this is one that will be a new favorite.

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