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RATINGS: 1963   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (368) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On draft at Dewey’s Pizza in Grandview. Dark brown/ruby red with a light brown head. Good amount of lacing left on the glass. Very drinkable considering the 8% alcohol. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and hops. Creamy, medium body that sits well on the palate. Good beer that would recommend and $5.00 for a pint...not too bad of a price.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trexibmer (33) - - JUN 30, 2015
Oskar Blues has a fine ’Wee Heavy here!! Nice thick head when poured out of the can. Aroma is that of a roasted Otter Maris malt, brown sugar and peet moss: that’s the smell one wants with this style. It has a bite to it when tasted and on the palate. Not too harsh, but has quite ABV. Syrupy malts on the finish. Again typical of the scotch ale style. It’s a winner! And to think: this is from a can. Imagine if it was bottle conditioned??!! Recommended for sure! Slainte!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bvbunited (19) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Old chub is a great can of beer the color is fantastic and the string Scottish ale taste is great. You know you have a strong beer when the after it lingers and this has that effect Great beer I would recommend to all

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1118) - - JUN 29, 2015
Draught at ACBE. Toffee, dark malts, honey, smokey notes, touch of whiskey. Nice stuff, quitecomplex, rich and flavorful

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
freekyp (1619) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2015
One of my all time faves, Chub is smoky, earthy, peaty and malty all at once. Thick bodied, but not viscous, this is a meal in a can, and needs a strong red meat to stand up to it. Caramel and molasses notes mingle with woody smoked notes. Looks great as well, sporting a towering tan head and oodles of lacing. For the malt aficionado only, hops server only to balance...barely. Put a chubby in your mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (884) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Can. Pour is dark with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, coffee, bitter. Taste is coffee, toffee, malty. Good

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tatinek (45) - South Dakota, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Dark brown pour. Small but lasting tan head. Smooth sweet rich taste. Aroma lacking. Mild hop taste. Very enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (10302) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
Orange braunes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Karamell, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr Schokoladig, süß, sehr malzig, Karamell, Vanille, klasse.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (271) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2015
From draft, on nitro. Poured a murky dark brown, nearly black with a thin tan head. The aroma is strong malts. Taste was like molasses, rich with toffee malts, very smooth from the nitro and sweet finish. Very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (211) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 oz can pours dark semi translucent brown with a tan head. Aroma is toasty and smokey sweet malts. Flavor is similar with lots of caramel. Smooth finish, not much after taste. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augdraught1981 (192) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Low aroma on a dark pour with some ruby highlights in the color. Surprisingly smooth, roasted & chocolate flavors with some stout like qualities. Very high drinkability & well hidden ABV even when drinking this at cellar temperature.


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