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RATINGS: 1971   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1464) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 Nice dark body with almost no head. Milky peat aroma dominates, very little malts in the aroma as well. Good taste and body, far better than expected from a can. Very clean and enjoyable ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2006
iím not a huge fan of scottish ale but this is pretty great. out of the can (the only way they sell it I think?) layer after layer of complex malts - burnt and chocolate and caramel and roasted coffee beans. tastes a bit sweet at the end. kind of a thick, syrupy texture on the palate. if you like scottish ales youíll love this.

   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!

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