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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacGrrl007 (1) - Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014 does not count
I tried the Old Chub Nitro on tap. Very rich, dark in color and creamy. Not much nose. A little sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (267) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a cascading, dark amber out of can. Aroma of must, oats, wood, barley, carmel, and vanilla. Flavor of oak, nuts, and barley. Good beer if you are into english style ales.
Earlier Rating: 11/4/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Pours very dark amber with medium tan head out of can. Aroma of grain and vanilla. Sticky malt flavor with finish of vanilla. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (458) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Can. A- Caramel, malts. A- Dark cola color, dark liquid, brown minimal head. T- Malty, caramel, slightly smokey. P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Pretty malty as one could assume. However, I was a little let down with how thin and lacking this beer seemed. I was expecting a much fuller body and one that begged to be sipped. While the 8% abv is hidden well, I just can’t find much that would allow me to consider this an exceptional beer. Just kind of average, sadly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (937) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick beige head. Aroma: Fruit cake, raisin, liquorice, toffee, woody, leaves, spiritous. Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Medium thick texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, sweet fruity, liquorice, toffee finish with a little alcohol warmth. Comments: Very good and lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Can. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, malty, light nutty aromas. Syrup, malty, caramel flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (217) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Appearance- black, with a slight ruby tinge. Half-finger foamy beige head. Aroma- malts, chocolate hints, burnt toast, caramel, barbecue smoke, a hint of leather. Taste- cocoa hints, roasted malt, prunes and sugary raisins, some hop bitterness, caramel, a long finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2456) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Can at home from bottledog kings x. A scotch ale, whatever that is. Aroma is toast, caramel malts with figs and sweet melinoidin sugars. Some earthy peat as well. Dark caramel colour with a lasting cream head. Flavour is toasted and caramel sweet malts with raisin and berry. Slightly wort under fermented. Palate is slightly sweet, quite high carbonation. Malty sweet beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (260) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Coffee roast, dark chocolate, smoke, toffee. Creamy texture, full bodied. Perfect to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pour very dark. Caramel malt and peat smoke aroma and taste. Hides its alcohol well, as I discovered quite by accident one fine summer evening.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a tap. Medium brown color, small off white head. Sweet candy aroma. Medium body scotch flavor with a sweet syrup texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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