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RATINGS: 1936   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Tap, Monk’s in Philadelphia. Arrived with a thick tan head, very cloudy opaque brown/chocolaty body. Was advertised as "...hoppier than other versions of this style..." and it is definitely true! Not sure if I liked it that much...though the 8% ABV really helped make the night more comfortable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3832) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2015
Draft/Nitro: Poured a dark brown black with a tan color head. The aroma is strong malts. Taste was rich toffee malts, very smooth from the nitro and sweet boozy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (131) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Nitro tap. Mild sweetness and woody flavor finishes with prune flavors bit bad. Not amazing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (273) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle pour. Very dark reddish brown with a large creamy tan head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is very malty with caramel, toffee, and some chocolate. Full creamy body. Nice sweet taste with a little salt and very little bitter. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmsloderb (3) - USA - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Just an incredibly impressive beer. It’s distinct from other scotch ales I’ve had in the past. Great appearance and the taste and aftertaste are exactly what I was looking for in this type of beer. Full-bodied without being interfering as one other reviewer noted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tds101 (7) - Queens Village, New York, USA - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Good, good, good, good, good, good, good, yadayadauadayadaydada. It’s a solid scotch ale, with slightly less flavor due to the nitro widget.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiquorHound (24) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tasted from a Nitro can. Beautiful creamy white frothy head (almost egg white color). Nose - malty red fruits Taste - light to medium viscosity with floral bright red fruits but it doesn't envelop the mouth. It finishes light and clean with the malt and fruits lightly whipping in and out. To me this would be a great beer to accompany any food entree. It's just big enough to be enjoyable, but not big enough to interfere with anything. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (284) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Big nitro can to English pint glass. Pours deep red/brown, big billowy khaki head, nice lacing and great retention. Aroma of smoked malt. Taste is malty sweet, lightly bitter. Medium/full bodied, ample nitro carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes bitter sweet. Tasting notes of smoked malt, tree nuts, caramel, a little chocolate and cola nuts. A very tasty Scotch ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4532) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
355ml can [took obviously an odyssey lacking traceability except the final FR-BI stage marshalled by bartlebier, thank you very much!]. Opaque, Caribbean cherry wood colour with small, cremay, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Caramel malty aroma, notes of toffee, nuts, hints of milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste has cola like notes, chocolately and nuttily interludes, liquorice in the last third, some warming alcohol; soft, slightly sticky palate. Unbalanced, inharmonious, no leitmotif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (139) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I really like Dale’s Pale Ale, so decided to give this a try. I prefer Dale’s better, but I knew this would be different since it’s a Scottish Ale. Darker, heavier, stronger, definitely more bitter! Not a bad ale, just think I prefer some other types of ales over this. For canned beer, I’ll stick to Dale’s, but glad I tried. This was only the 2nd flavor that I tried from Oskar Blues, and looking forward to tying more. Seems like a good brewery so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
courtesy of Mich Gfeller; canned - clear dark ruby-brown beer under a solid and long lasting beige foam; light toasted aroma of caramel, plums and walnuts; sweet and full-bodied, light grainy and with a long malty caramelish aftertaste with lingering notes of figs, plums and some residual sugars

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