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RATINGS: 1853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (335) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
The beer poured dark brown. The head was off-white almost tan and the lace was spotty to the bottom. Tastes of darkchocolate, a bit of smoke, with the burnt notes nicely off-setting the sweetness. Excellent beer especially from a can.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PacNWDad (106) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
11/9/2014. 16 oz nitro version can purchased at Chuckís Greenwood, poured into an ale glass. Pours with a thick, dense, creamy head. Mahogany colored and somewhat cloudy. Aroma is of roasted malt, biscuits, a bit of raisin and fig. Sweet flavor, with a slight amount of bitterness and sourness. Creamy and full bodied, light carbonation and a fairly quick finish. Overall, a very enjoyable beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (131) - Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Scotch ales are hit and miss, letís see how this highly rated one stacks up. Smells good - malty, smoky with a hint of booze and a slight woodsy scent. Looks great, like cola with an off-white large head of foam. Tastes like blended scotch, with the smoked beechwood malts really showing off here. Many lesser scotch ales are just plain malt sweetness but this one has a lot more going on. You can taste some of the alcohol and it has a slight burn, both of which are appropriate for this style. Substantial palate, overall very good. When it comes to best scotch ale Iíve ever had, it is now a toss up between this one and Founders Dirty Bastard.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1064) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On draft at lost dog in mclean it is a dark brown with a nitro head. The aroma is coffee and the taste is like a chocolate egg cream with amocha aftertaste rather thin but yummy

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
batneil (334) - - NOV 2, 2014
Thick head, very creamy, and slow to settle. Had an odd taste that wasnít entirely to my liking. Small taster at an SF beer festival.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1947) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
355 ml can. Pours a very dark brown/red with off-white head. Light aromas of chocolate malts, dark raisins and a bit of smoke. Flavors of dark caramel, toasted malts, nutty chocolate, and some odd vegetal notes. Medium to full bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall a nice scotch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkyCrow (43) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Can. Not much aroma. Attractive dark body. Decent head that dissipates quickly. Notes of chocolate and spice. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (74) - - OCT 30, 2014
(Can) A nice dark Scottish beer. Balanced sweetness / bitterness levels. A good dark-ish heavy beer.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1pintatatime (81) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured from 16 oz. Nitro can. Super creamy nitro head sits on top of a rich dark brown beer. Hints of scotch come through in the aroma but overall itís subdued. Visually itís a great looking pour. Taste is very smooth and sweet, with lots of toffee and caramel, some toast, and mild scotch-infused finish. My wife described it as "like a milkshake" which captures things pretty well. Iím not the biggest scotch ale fan but this is very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Not what youíd expect from a Scotch ale, much more roasty with a hoppy bite than the average Scotch ale. Tried the Nitro version as well. Thick and creamy character improves the beer.


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