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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Nitro. Pours like a Scotch on nitro. Aroma is fresh sweet malt with light earthiness. Flavor is a similar with a spicy bitter ride out. Feel is creamy and.lively. like it but don’t trust the nitro.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap on paddle at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A dark reddish brown beer with a bit of light coloured head. Sweet caramel on the nose. Sweet fruity caramel in the mouth. Compares very favourably with my go-to scotch ale, which is McEwan’s. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tambrico (44) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2014
My first scotch ale. Pours dark brown, with a thin tan head (yes, kind of like cola). Smells roasty; a bit of coffee aroma. First few sips definitely reminded me of scotch. Light to medium bodied, and decent carbonation. After a while that scotch flavor seemed to fade, and I dunno, for me it kind of lost some character. Still an enjoyable and easy beer to drink. Overall, pretty nice, malty, drinkable beer. But didn’t really amaze me.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (57) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
A very delicious and well-balanced Scotch Ale. Rich and foamy thich head that lasts. Very tasty with a touch of smokey flavor. Very enjoyable!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (189) - Wyoming, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy cream colored head, plenty of lacing left behind as it recedes. Color is a deep reddish-brown. Aroma: very malt dominate. Smells of cocoa and coffee, whole wheat bread and some peaty, earthy hops. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat syrupy with a drying finish. Flavor: nice combination of cocoa, vanilla, yeasty bread, pungent earthy hops, some warming alcohol burn in the finish. Overall: very nicely done and very much to the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DANEgerous (85) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Aroma: Slightly peppery notes of cherry, sweet and fairly floral. Appearance: Deep brown with a tan head. Taste: Modestly sweet with notes of cherry and apricot Palate: Thick with light carbonation Overall: Very refreshing and a bit unique I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Can from Garrett. This is fantastic beer in a can. Pours a brown color with the aroma of caramel malt. Tastes of caramel and other sweet malty goodness. Almost as good as Ten Fidy. I can't believe this comes in a can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (17) - - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 12 oz can. Pours the color of soda with a short tan head. Aroma of chocolate and nuttiness. Roasty and slightly nutty flavor. Does finish with a bit of smoke and chocolate. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (368) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Poured from 355mL can. Murky dark brown with minimal beige head. Strong toasted malt aroma with mild dark chocolate. Taste of caramel malt, smoke, and scotch. Alcohol hidden. Medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Superb example of a Scotch Ale. Not as sweet as some offerings in this style, it allows the malts to be showcased more effectively. Finishes with a hint of smokiness; though not from prayed malt, it works. I give this beer extra points for being in a can :)


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