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RATINGS: 1948   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Madness 2015 - Dark, caramel, really tasty. Smooth but full bodied. Not my absolute favorite scotch ale, but a solid offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1370) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Barley?s Taproom & Pizzeria. Sticky caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Thick body. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (694) - CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours clear amber-brown with one fat finger of dense tan head, excellent retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is mild toffee malt, dark chocolate, very mild smoke. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied and creamy texture, low residual carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) One of the better scotch ales I’ve tried. Not only does the nitro charge give it a smooth texture, it smooths out the flavours. Even the little smokiness doesn’t feel peaty. Worth trying. (15/20)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Astrozombie (38) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Not a strong aroma. Appearance is nice.. Dark red with a tan head. Taste is dark dark chocolate and malts galore. Not a huge fan but above average for sure

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 18, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Slightly clear. White creamy head, I assume is from the nitro. Smell: big malt forward. Very sweet smelling. Slight hop aroma. Taste: malt forward. Nice sweetness. Toasted bread. Sweet caramel. Feel: very creamy mouth feel. Medium low almost low carbonation feel. Overall: nice beer on nitro. Very easy to drink nicely balanced beer. Better than other scotch ales I've had. First drank: home 3/18/15 Vintage: canned 12:30/14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
3/III/15 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - BB: n/a, canned: X/29/13 (2015-255) Thanks to Skatje for the can!

Clear purple brown beer, big creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: caramel, bit sweet, spicy touch, some overripe banana. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: some cocoa powder, banana, bit off, caramel, more banana, sweet, bit sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, slightly sourish, cocoa powder, caramel, bit of banana, some sugar, pretty sweet, dried fruits, little hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3/12/15 (Draft - Iron Horse Ale House) - Very dark black beer with nice thin brown head and light carbonation. Smokey malt and chocolate aroma. Nice dark coffee and chocolate taste, texture firm, solid feel, nice taste and kick going down. Overall excellent beer!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thomas1 (10) - - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma of coffee and roasted chestnuts . A real balanced blend of sweet chestnuts bitter chocolate civet coffee and smokey malt. Better than the Nitro if you have a choice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (120) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Deep, dark mahogany pour with tiny tan fine foam. Light aromas of malty chocolate and some alcohol. Sweet flavors of chocolate and caramel are so smooth and dangerous. Slightly smokey finish per commercial desc is accurate. This stuff is dessert, but I could enjoy several. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2331) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Tap. Brewdog, Leeds. Clear, ruby red. Film of tan head. My notes read: Scotsmen fighting. Kilts getting flung. Hoppiness. Hmm. Very useful...


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