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RATINGS: 1881   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaaduce (9) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Very good canned beer, on darker side. Small bite in back of throght but overall smooth, note nut flavor

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersammich (58) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
This is the nitro version. Pours a nice chestnut color with a creamy lasting head. Tastes of roasted malts and caramel. No real lasting taste to speak of. A decent beer. I had this from a Nitro Can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Dark, robust, smooth, mild. A clean beer. Caramel notes throughout, light on the smoke, a bit roasted. Alcohol is covered very, very well. A nearly sessionable strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopbag (121) - - DEC 29, 2014
Some smoke but not a lot. Smooth, fairly dry. Malty, rich, mouth coating. Not a bad example of the style, but somehow unremarkable. Definitely better warm.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (724) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Not noticing much smoke in aroma or taste. Very malt-forward and boozy. Not much hops. Smooth, though, despite the booziness. Only other example I’ve had in the style is Founders Dirty Bastard, which was richer and more interesting. Still, not a bad beer. Just not my preferred profile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (790) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Can. Pours a dark copper, off white khaki head dies to a ring, some little flecks of lace. Nose is sweet malt, biscuit, toffee, caramel. Tastes much the same as the nose, with a little bitterness and booze. Smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaoaaolco (8) - ft meade, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
Nitro draft is amazing. Pretty complex flavors that change from start to finish with each taste. Nitro can is good too, but obviously not as tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (295) - - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the SideDoor gastropub in Chicago. Dark brown with a big, foamy oatmeal head. Dark malt aromas. The taste is immediately quite smokey, but not overpoweringly so. Lots of dark chocolate and toffee flavours, making this quite a sweet beer, but offset by a good, hoppy bitterness. A very well-balanced and drinkable beer. Very interesting and original - I would not mind trying this one again!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
astanford (12) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
caramel, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, average carbonation, creamy, medium body,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Really good off nitro on tap. Really creamy and delicous. Doesn’t taste much like a scotch ale.


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