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RATINGS: 1947   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (175) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I really like Dale’s Pale Ale, so decided to give this a try. I prefer Dale’s better, but I knew this would be different since it’s a Scottish Ale. Darker, heavier, stronger, definitely more bitter! Not a bad ale, just think I prefer some other types of ales over this. For canned beer, I’ll stick to Dale’s, but glad I tried. This was only the 2nd flavor that I tried from Oskar Blues, and looking forward to tying more. Seems like a good brewery so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
courtesy of Mich Gfeller; canned - clear dark ruby-brown beer under a solid and long lasting beige foam; light toasted aroma of caramel, plums and walnuts; sweet and full-bodied, light grainy and with a long malty caramelish aftertaste with lingering notes of figs, plums and some residual sugars

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (218) - 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 (862) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Beer with perfect appearance and mouth feel thanks to nitro. Barrel aftertaste is just amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 15, 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. Update: Tried it again-- 4 oz chilled pour into a cylindrical tasting glass from tap at the brewery’s tap. Fresh as can be! Dark brown-to-black and mostly opaque. Nice off-white head. Full bodied and creamy. Malty sugar nose. Recalls a chocolate biscuit. Taste is sweet. Milk, wood chips, some caramel. Fairly dry despite the sweetness. Also tried the nitro. Lots of the same qualities, but the nitro is like drinking liquid silk. Amazing mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1457) - 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 (108) - 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 (47) - 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.

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