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RATINGS: 1947   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Can at the Ginger Man. The mere thought of drinking something this thick out of a can has always been morally and philosophically troubling to me, but this was all worth it. Like I said, itís a very viscous beer, with considerable carbonation, which gives it a very unsubtle mouthfeel, in a good way. The aroma is very malty, almost syrupy, with molasses, fudge, a bit of chocolate, a bit of roast, and lots of booze. The taste is mainly sweet, with a slightly bitter sensation lingering, and again, a very boozy feel. Itís really the kind of stuff you hate to think about the morning after, but really, who cares?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (94) - - MAY 21, 2015
Served on tap at Legrowski. Dark black with a large white head. Very smooth texture. Not much aroma malt and coffee. Taste is coffee and some bitter. Nitro makes it very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bagalagalaga (146) - Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
I had an Old Chub Nitro, I like the creamy foamy head on just about any beer. But underneath it was a bit watery and just seemed too sweet to really let all the flavors through. It is a very tame Scotch Ale, I prefer to be kicked in the teeth with a thick syrup of malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moderrnlifeiswar (6) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours deep amber/brown with medium creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt and dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, malt, chocolate, fruity. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Appearance: Canned 16/10-2014. Very dark brown, almost black. Dark tan head.
Aroma: Malt, some sweetness.
Taste: Very dark malt, slight smoke and scotch. Some sweetness. Good balance and hides the alcohol very well. Very enjoyable.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 355 ml can, CHF 4.70
Info: 9/5-2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (66) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Can. Dark reddish brown with medium tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and dark fruits. Sweet, fruity, and hints of chocolate. Medium body and carbonation and a little alcohol warmth. A very nicely done scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2015
This beer is malty on all levels and is slightly bitter and sweet. Has an aroma and taste of scotch. Has a mouthfeel of scotch as well. Pours a clear red amber color and has nice lacing. A great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (178) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Can poured into a pint glass. Aroma was faint malt with the flavor of dark stone fruit and caramel. The alcohol content was noticeable but pleasant. Overall an enjoyable sipping ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (436) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Dark brown with creamy lasting head. Grainy aroma. Thick and smooth, ultra malty. Sweetness is complex and not cloying. Could have used some more hops for balance, but nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (649) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Appearance: this beer is gorgeous when itís poured, the bottom is a dark but semi transparent brown, the middle is black, pours with a medium light tan or dark beige creamy head, Aroma: dark toasted malt grain, kind of faint Taste: smokey, has a dark malt grain to it that reminds you of coffee but is completely different than a stout or porter, light to moderate sweetness, minimal to non existent bitterness Palate: very thick mouthfeel, creamy, minimal aftertaste, soft carbonation, extremely frothy Overall: incredible, the mouthfeel of nitro is amazing to me, the beer is all malt yet not very sweet, highly drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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