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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (141) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Nitro can pour. Dark mahogany color with creamy tan head. Boozy roasty aroma. Nice malty flavor with creamy nitro palette. Sweet finish. Enjoyable experience.
Earlier Rating: 12/27/2013 Total Score: 4
Dark mahogany color and tall brown head. Light boozy aroma, roasty, malty flavors, hint of molasses. Finish is a lingering sweetness. Maybe the best scotch ale I have had. Turns out you don't have to be complex and ultra hoppy to be a great beer, you just have to be made by people who care about quality.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
miscyn57 (3) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
Best tasting beer! Malty goodness! Have tried it cold and warmed with brown sugar, butter and spices. Delicious both ways! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pfeezor (38) - - JUN 21, 2014
I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?! I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?! I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?!I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?!I need 75 characters here?!?! Why?!?! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (939) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
From can to bottle. Chocolate and bread aromas dominate. Clear, tawny chestnut with a small tan head that does not linger. Taste is rich and whiskey like. Moderate high dry fruit and a sweetness on the finish. Very refined complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (446) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-20-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a medium brown color with only a tiny off white head. The head faded fast to leave only a small amount of lacing. Smell – A very sweet and malty aroma greet the nose. The malt is of a light roasted nature – very brown bread, with the sweet being a mix of darker fruit and some caramel. Taste – Just as the nose forbade, this beer is sweet and malty. It begins with a good dose of brown bread mixed with some dark fruit (mainly fig in nature). Soon after however, other sweeter flavors of cherry mix in with the bread and fig. As time advances more of a light boozy and lightly hoppy flavor mix into the rest, leaving a very satisfying aftertaste on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The beer has a higher than average thickness in body with the carbonation level being on the lower side. Both the thickness and the lower carbonation accentuate the malty and sweeter flavors of the beer and really allow them to be experienced on the tongue. Overall – One fantastic and pretty easy drinking beer. It has a nice smooth flavor yet still is able to pack a punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Faint sweet malt aroma with a little spice. Pours brown. Flavor opens up to alcohol sweet toasty malt, slight hop bitterness, biscuity, very good. Fairly heavy body. Alcohol taste is strong. Had a can at Chris?s hot dogs in Montgomery, al. Intersting fact: one of the guys from chris?s (possibly the owner, not sure) is dale?s (oscar blues) uncle. That’s pretty cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (63) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Can (12oz): Dark brown.Sweet, stick, malty. Godd, but not may favorite Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (13) - - JUN 17, 2014
Original Old Chub is great but this nitro is awesome. It's more substantial and has a richer body somehow. All the wrinkles of Old Chub seem to be smoothed out on nitro. Big malty body and huge layered flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (269) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
I’m afraid that the burnt malt aroma, and cola sweetness of scotch ales has never been my thing. Yea, this is probably the best of this type that I have had, but i wouldn’t want to drink it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Had on tap, nitro too. Pours a nice dark brown color with very creamy tan head. Some nice caramel malts, cocoa, and notes of scotch on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice smokiness, peat like.

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