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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (705) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at Redwood Cafe. Pours a thick dark brown color with frothy beige head. Lots of maltiness with a bit of caramel. Smooth going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novice101 (298) - - JUN 30, 2014
Had this out of the nitro can, it was awesome. Loads of malty sweetness with an amazing creamy head. There was also caramel and chocolate within the malty sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
Oskar Blues puts out quality brews but to me seem a bit harsh. Actually this review is on The Old Chub Nitro. A dark hue. Foamy head. The smell of malts is stark. You can sense the booze but it is not too strong. I could sense a faint butterscotch taste. Not s beer meant to chug. Full bodied. I would have liked to see more booze in the middle to add a kick. Its good but it seems like the wash is too bitter. Its good but it won’t rock your world. Founders scotch ale seems to be a better interpretation of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (155) - - JUN 28, 2014
12oz can pours a cola brown with a fizzy tan head and little lacing. Aromas of chocolate malt, barrel aged whiskey, spices, and bread. Flavor is semi sweet. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestlake (120) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Very cold with virtually no head. Heavy malt aroma. Taste is all malt with a little smoke finish. Great tasting scotch ale and will buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (155) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - 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 (545) - - 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 (216) - 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.

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