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RATINGS: 1936   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
moderrnlifeiswar (82) - Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (202) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Can. Pours luminuos brown, like a cola, with a massive beige head. Excellent cling. Aromas of caramel, spice and dark fruit. Flavors are dark fruit, spices, molasses, caramel. Finishes with licorice and a noticeable alcohol warmth. Fairly light mouthfeel for this big of a beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (782) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Beer with perfect appearance and mouth feel thanks to nitro. Barrel aftertaste is just amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (85) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2015
12 oz room temperature pour from can into Spiegelau stout glass. Pours a strong fluffy white head with lots of gas pushing through. Dissipates fairly quickly. Black and opaque. Nose is lots of maltiness-- roasty with some coffee and toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel is super creamy-- notable carbonation. Taste is awesome. Again, super malty, coffee, and toffee. A little lingering burnt smoke on the end. Leaves me wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
16.1.2015. Dark reddish brown. Aroma of dries fruits, molasses, cola. Taste of dried fruits, berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vodka4blood (102) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAR 26, 2015
I could drink it forever, and never really get bored.... and now that its become available in the Great State of Vermont, I probably will! Had my first one about 8 years ago in Brooklyn visiting my brother & fell in love instantly, so much that when I visited him again in WI last summer, I brought a whole 12pack home with me. This beer sets the bar really high for quality canned suds, and for American Scotch ales in general. Heavenly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bg80 (44) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Can. Rich brown mahogany color, beige head. Not too aromatic. Complex maltiness, but overpowered by alcohol in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March madness 2015. Slight aroma of roasted malt. The taste is very nice with the dark roasted malt well balanced with hops and other malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Madness 2015 - Dark, caramel, really tasty. Smooth but full bodied. Not my absolute favorite scotch ale, but a solid offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1337) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Barley?s Taproom & Pizzeria. Sticky caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Thick body. Enjoyable.

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