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RATINGS: 2020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (1026) - - SEP 23, 2015
Brown pour, creamy tan head. Nose is grains, light coffee liquer. Taste is fruits, toffee, coffee liquer, caramel, burnt toast. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (522) - - SEP 18, 2015
Dark brown hue with a cream white head. Sweet caramel smell. A mouth full of toffee with some raisiny notes. A lovely smooth scotch ale. Rated by BrewTom

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1799) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Poured from a 12oz can into schooner glass, a nearly-opaque dark reddish brown with thick, long-lasting off-white foam, tiny little bubbles (I could swear it was bottle-conditioned), plus lots of fine lace. Perfect appearance. Intensely malty, intense caramel, toffee, woodsy/earthy/floral hop balance (though not much in the aroma). Nice hint of roasted grain bitterness, roastier yet in the aftertaste. Smelled and tasted exactly like all the authentic strong Scotch ales I’ve tasted. Impressive. Full body, chewy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, warming but otherwise well-concealed alcohol, loads of residual sweetness, though not cloying nor sticky. Very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KillerMoran (25) - - SEP 15, 2015
For a stronger beer (8%) it is very smooth. Slightly dark good taste with a better finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (809) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Nitro. Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, huge Nitro head. Aroma is caramel malt, sweet dark fruits. Typical scotch ale. Flavor is sweet dark malt, again, typical scotch ale but it’s really good. High quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (630) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Pours a brown from a can, khaki-colored head. Aroma of cola, vanilla, flavor of caramel, oak, whiskey, peat. Like many scotch ales, full in the mouth but not heavy. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Can, thanks to Beermerchants. Loads of raisins. Figs. Prunes. Some sugar. Caramel. Sticky toffee pudding. Dough. Nice. Way drinkable. Top work.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1309) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, chocolate. Taste is rich and creamy malts, a whisky sweetness from barrel woods. Finishes lightly and smoothly.. Appearance is a black body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well with the help of the nitro gas addition.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
35.5cl can on 05-Sep-2015, poured into a stemmed tulip glass. Dark brown colour with a thick beige coloured head. Thick body and softly carbonated. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate and a little caramel. Lots of chocolate on the palate, and slight roasted malt flavours. A smooth silky ale with a rich mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (972) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Aroma is sweet and malty, sugar and grandparents old school candy, you know the stuff you hated when you were a kid. Taste is dark toffee, old man’s jacket and a caramel with a slightly roasted finish. Deep and malty aftertaste with a slight licorice hint and some resin. Really pleasant and mature Scotch Ale. Great!


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