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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (190) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Clear red brown, very fine, tan head, relatively small. Caramel, molasses nose. Touch of dry bitterness, nice round sweetness. Full bodied, fairly upfront alcohol. Very well balanced, quite tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VRH (44) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown with moderate tan head that thins and laces. The aromas are of walnut, green sappy wood, & fruity pear. Sweet flavours follow the nose, but drying with addition of some smokiness, and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, followed by roasty wood notes in the finish. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (159) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2014
12oz can from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark brown hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing fizzy light khaki head. Virtually no lacing. Sweet chocolate malt, whopper candy, sweet dark fruit, licorice aromas. Sweet fruit and malt up front with a sweety boozy chocolate malt finish. Oily on the palate, soft carbonation. Yummy!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (189) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Nitro can. Smells of caramel, slight smoke and roast. Beautiful creamy tan head. Compared to most the nitro in this heightens the beer. Sweet malt, there are cherries and chocolate as well as a slight bitter finish. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (917) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Had on tap in a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a smallish light tan head. Average head retention Aroma has strong notes of caramel, smoke and toffee. It is perfectly to the style of Scottish Ale. The smoke really makes this aroma in my opinion. The flavor has strong toffee and burnt caramel notes along with more of the smoke that is present in the aroma. Bitterness is on the moderate side but it is enough to balance out the sweetness from the abundant malt. Overall, a very nice beer that is quite drinkable for the strength. I’m not a huge fan of the style but this is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
355ml. Can.
Pours dark reddish brown with tan head.
Aroma sweet, raisins, caramel, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, molasses.
Taste big caramel chocolate vanilla sweets, some roasted bitters.
Mouthfeel smooth, creamy.
Great sweet beer love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (642) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The body has a deep dark brownish color with deep ruby highlights. It appears to have good clarity thought the highlights. On top there is a light tan head. It is about two fingers tall and fades slowly. Lacing is slick and spotty. The aroma has a pleasant sweet caramel, candy and roasted malt character. Its light to medium body has a slightly thin texture. The overall flavor profile is sweet and candy like. There are plenty of caramel and toffee notes with some toasted bready maltiness and a slight fruitiness which reminds me of grilled peaches. Hop flavor and bitterness are very mild and the finish is sweet but quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (587) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Can pour. Dark brown with small head. Sweet malt nose, with caramel and kvsss notes. Taste follows. Warm and sweet, without ever being cloying. Borderline sessionable. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Poured from a can and consumed with some spicy sushi. Great beer. Looks like Diet Coke, but with a thick tan head and good lacing. Delicious coffee and chocolate notes. Creamy on the way down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (153) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
12oz Can. Pours dark amber with a red hue. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roasted malts. Slight hint of licorice and vanilla. Flavor is sweet cocoa, coffee, hickory wood, a little alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. I need to stock up on this for winter.

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