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RATINGS: 2055   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3992) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Soho. Deep dark mahogany our with a lacing head. Aromas of treacle, red fruit and faint herby hops. Rich and thick, sweet and SO bitter but the latter masked by notes of toffee, fruit, and hints of cocoa and liquorice. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
On tap at BBF. Dark brown colour with tan head. Roasted and caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel, roasted taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (177) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Dublin's. Pours deep amber with a pleasant tan head with lasting lacing. Aromas of caramel, whiskey, chocolate, wood, and a hint of smoke. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate and malt with a touch of scotch. Pretty good. Definitely drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Shared 12 oz. can. Pours a dark cola color with a creamy light beige head. Aroma of scotch, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste similar to aroma. Nice balance (scotch is not overbearing). Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Aroma: malty with a few hops; Appearance: dark reddish/amber with enormous off white head that dissipates very slowly; good lacing; Taste: lots of malt but not too sweet; not quite as good as the Bastards but still nice; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; very soft carbonation; slight boozy bite at the end; Overall: very nice scotch ale; good if you want something a little lighter than a typical scotch. Will buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (272) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (483) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (829) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2024) - Gdańsk, POLAND - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (413) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2016
On nitro on tap. Very smooth. Dark pour. Lovely scotch ale malted taste. Thick creamy head.

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