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RATINGS: 2050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (263) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Can poured to a big mouthed tulip. Inch thick toffee fine head stays all day. Nose is light molasses. Palate is a robust amber grain. Not too sticky. Caramel towards the end. Smooth drinker.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
Old chub Nitro from a can. Lower ABV. - Heavy aroma of caramel, milk chocolate and soft malts. The maltyness in this beer is really good! Mild smoky flavor with notes of caramel, burnt almonds and candy. Really good. Smooooth mouthfeel because of the nitro.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (804) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
Can. Dark brown pour, thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, scotch, oak. Taste is rich and malty, toffee, scotch. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice treat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1957) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2016
Dark in color with a medium head. The beer has a medium intensive aroma of obviously toffee, dark fruits, dried fruits, chocolate, burned cake and some little alcohol. Creamy with delicate carbonation in mouth. Medium sweet with burned cake delicate bitterness. Well rounded and perfectly balanced Scotch Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (351) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2016
On nitro on tap. Very smooth. Dark pour. Lovely scotch ale malted taste. Thick creamy head.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (1326) - Mainz, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
Aroma: roasted notes and roasted caramel. Appearance: clear amber color and thin creamy head. Taste:caramel, roasted malts, scotch fuggy, warming alcohol, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Average beer, nothing interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1184) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Aroma is caramel, toffee, butterscotch, candy, malt, slight booze, very good. Appearance is quite dark, dark brown with a light brown head, missing that ruby I look for. Taste is caramel and toffee, nice malt, dark fruit, delicious. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, not as nice as Dirty Bastard but enjoyable. Overall, this is worth the purchase, and one of the few really good Scotch Ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16330) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
Weich, malzig alkoholischer Antrunk mit leicht bitteren Noten. Geringe Karbonisierung, die Malzigkeit ist angenehm, dahinter allerdings leicht alkoholisch. Nett. 11/10/11/10//11

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
On tap at Au Cheval. Poured amber brown with thick beige head. Aroma sweet malty beery fruits. Light carb med bod. Taste light sweet raspberry malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3697) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at the Wine Barrel. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, toffee and chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, chocolate and a touch of wood. Very nice.


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