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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
When I first learned to homebrew, I tried my hand at a Scottish-style ale. The kind sir at the local homebrew shop helped me pick out ingredients which included one in particular: peat smoked malt. To the purveyor of homebrew ingredients standing before me, this was as integral to a good scottish-style as was "secret sauce" to a Big Mac. The scales fell from my eyes when later I discovered the sauce recipe was hardly more than mayonnaise, French dressing, and relish - and that peat smoked malt wasn’t necessary to scottish-style beers. What was necessary was the long carmelizing boil to perform a deep tissue massage on an otherwise malty beer. Old Chub is like wearing a smoking jacket made of polished mahogany, with leather cuffs and collar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Yay... a scotch ale from my favorite brewery. Big old malty aroma. Pours dark red with a night fluffy head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Think mouth feel and residual sweetness. Caramel, chocolate, roasty smoke. Warming and great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (548) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap at World of Beer. The pour is a dark dark ruby color with a great light tan head and some beautiful lacing. The aroma is sweet. Almost like a burnt ish caramel with malts and an a good scotch ale presence. Not dominant on any front but well balanced. The flavor is good. Malty and sweet with a nice smokiness to it and a little cocoa. The mouth feel is a little thin at first, but the carbonation thickens it up a little. The aftertaste is sweet and dry, plus it lingers nicely ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (231) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours very dark almost black with a nice beige head with tons of lacing. Incredible aroma of raisins, caramel, figs, toffee, coffee. Taste is very sweet with minimal to no bitterness. Caramel, figs, syrup, coffee, chocolate flavors. Sticky sweet mouthfeel with medium to heavy body. Excellent scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (490) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tried this old favorite in the Nitro can. Nose is malt and caramel; flavor is sweet, slight wood and nuttiness, with a full body and heavy carbonation. Nitro makes it a touch sweeter up front, and smoother. Simple and solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - JUL 28, 2014
On tap. Dark brown colour. Caramel, plum aroma. Tastes sweet, caramel, raisins, coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Deep brown pour, small tan head. Aroma is figs, nuts, prunes, toffee, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, nuts, figs and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
It was purchase in a growler. It pours dark brown with a light brown colored head. There is a coffee aroma with a touch of chocolate. The initial taste has a smokey taste to it with coffee and chocolate compliments. It has a creamy texture. The beechwood malts are more prevalent on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (819) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Can. Dark pour with a mocha head. Raisin, coffee,fig. Milky smooth coffee. Silky finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1527) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Can: Rich chestnut mahogany body with good clarity, gray-tinted, thin head on top that transcends to a weak film & collar. Aroma of heavy caramel sweetness, buttery toffee, light red grape & some apple. Peanut brittle back-end. Hops notable on the palate only, earthy & a touch of bitterness. Metallic caramel, buttery yeast, toasted bread, toffee, nuts, prune, & red grape that’s on the edge of vinous. Hints of booze. Syrupy toffee malt finish with a metallic twinge. I’m not a huge fan of this style, admittedly. Decent, but not as good as, say, Dirty Bastard for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (110) - - JUL 18, 2014
Smell of malt and caramel. Appearance is brown with khaki head. Taste is sweet caramel with slight dark chocolate bitter finish. Good beer

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