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RATINGS: 1880   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppopotomous (22) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Not gonna complain if swmbo likes a little old chub every little once in a while.lmao!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2014
White a solid Scotch Ale. Malty caramel aroma and flavor, just a bit of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (655) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours clear, not cloudy and ruby dark colour. Slightly off white head laces the glass thick. Aroma has some sweet fruity notes and chocolate. Taste has raisins, cherry,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Keg, BD Brum, 8/5/14. Pours rich deep brown with subtle ruby highlights, cream head. Nose of rich caramelised malts, dried fruit, whiff of smoke. Tastes sweet, dark caramel toffee, raisins, prunes, dates. Touch of hop bitterness and character, touch of peatsmoke, finishes drier than it starts. Good, but not my style really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Namespayne (57) - - DEC 2, 2014
Nitro pint can --> snifter. Black color with one finger of very lacy, frothy head. Caramel aroma not much more. Rich complex chocolate and roasted malt taste. Boozy scotch finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a lightly hazy dark brown, with a thin off white head. Aroma of dates, molasses, spice and big malt. Some chocolate in the flavour, with caramel, roasted nuts and rich cake. Finish was slightly earthy, with some hop resin and spruce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (430) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Canned October 20th. Nitro version. A 2 finger head of off white foam sitting on a dark brown/red brew. The smell is roasty with notes of toffee and bitter sweet malt. Roasted malt, toffee, slight hint of smoke. As smooth tasting as it is creamy smooth mouthfeel wise. Low carbonation, I really prefer this over the regular Old Chub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (695) - - NOV 23, 2014
2014 can. Pours dark brown with garnet highlight. Dense, creamy tan head that goes for days. A rich, sweet malty aroma with vanilla and chocolate. Taste is the same with a bit of alcohol coming through. Also a wee bit of bitterness. The mouthfeel is the real centerpiece of this beer. Ultra smooth and creamy. Uncomplicated and very easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 9/8/2013 Total Score: 3.8
2013 can to a tulip glass. Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights. Tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma is malt forward with some cherry, caramel and some earthiness. Taste is sweet malt with a little coffee and cherry. Some roasted/smoky flavor and a little bitterness at the end. Has some alcohol sting with a medium mouthfeel. Not as big and bold as some scotch ales but well rounded and a smooth, easy drink. Rather enjoyed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fairlanes4ever (2) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Great beer. Frothy head great amber color. Very smooth and very drinkable. At 8%avb you could get in a lot of trouble very quickly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (161) - Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
dark brown, almost black with a dense light tan head. Aroma is light toasted and nutty malts. Flavor is toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, and some smoke. feels thick in the mouth with very soft carbonation (nitro).

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