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RATINGS: 2011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

cooplander's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
brown color, aroma of dark fruits, caramel, flavor of dark fruits, caramel, smoke, tobacco, highly drinkable, interesting brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Keg, DogHouse, Merchant City, Glasgow. Pours brown with a white head. Nose is nutty, caramel and toffee, sweet malts. Taste is toffee, burnt toffee, ever-so-slightly fruity right at the end, ok, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Superbeero (10) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Look : Dark chocolate brown with cranberry strikes when held up to the light. 90% opaque. Head is almond colored and 3 fingers. Smell : Sticky plum, caramel malts, caramel sauce, slight burnt aroma, and yes, both the pale and chocolate malts. Taste : First sip tells me this is an awesome scotch ale but I can’t pinpoint why. Quite a present flavor swirling with smoke, banana, caramel, butter, licorice, and baked malts. This is one of those beers that, you can’t really finger it, but it’s just a great staple. Feel : Medium bodied, slightly sticky, syrupy, moderate carbonation, dry sticky finish. Overall : A great representation with nice highlights of fruit (both lights and darks), a moderate sticky feel, and retaining a nice malt balance while avoiding cloy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (500) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Can at home. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, sweet roasty taste. Rich and creamy texture. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2015
Grainy aroma in a dark brown pour. Huge bodied flavour with a strong framework of malt supporting the subtle addition of hops and yeast. A brew to be sipped and savoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3684) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
Oskar Blues’s take on the old wee heavy, from a craft beer can. Thick but coarse, moussy, pale yellowish beige head, opening in the middle but retaining well on the edges, over a clear, deep red burgundy coloured beer, dark but still translucent with yellowish chestnut brown edges, as it ought to be in this style. Aroma of caramel cake, some FFF (freshly fermented farmland), medlar, red cabbage with brown sugar, sweet chestnut, candied dates, hints of cola, milk chocolate, forest floor, kahlua, biscuit, sweet cherry chocolates (stronger in warming up), pear syrup, hazelnut oil. Soft sweet onset, candied dates, pear and raisins, ’deep’ sourish touch, soft carbo, smooth and lightly oily, full mouthfeel, very caramelly and gently nutty with brown sugar sweetness on top but a toasted bitterish accent as well, deep leafy and spicy hops in the finish but playing their role as backing vocals as is typical for the style, along with a dash of warming, bit rhum-like alcohol; bittersweet maltiness lingers, but more sweet than bitter. The aroma is very Scotch indeed but also bears certain resemblances with Belgian dubbel and quadrupel, though the yeast profile is clearly clean enough to pass for an Anglo-Saxon style ale - and therefore a Scotch in the true sense, though it could use just a tad more roasted maltiness in order to be truly great in its style. Still, certainly enjoyable on a gloomy autumn evening, and with high ’drinkability’ for a beer of this ABV too - a bit treacherous as such... Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2015
November 5, 2015 - on tap at Valley for Darkness release. Brown pour with nice amount of head and lacing. Aroma was grainy and malty. Taste was consistent with the aroma and slight bitter finish. Nitro pour so was smooth and creamy, but thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rustbucket0873 (325) - Krikville, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, figs. Flavor is sweet up front followed by fruit, figs, caramel, and some roasty, smoke flavors. Nice and thick. Overall very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (494) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Cannette achetée chez Drink of the World - De couleur brune foncée presque noir avec une mousse fauve - Au nez des arômes de cacao, mélasse, de noisette, énormément de malt, une pointe de malt torrefié, un nez engageant - En bouche des arômes de mélasse, de cacao, de malt torrefié, sauce soja, noisette, magnifique - Corp moyen/ample, amertume légère/moyenne, carbonation correcte, douce et soyeuse, final légèrement amère sur le cacao et la noisette

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Keg at The Brewdog Bar, Nottingham. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet fruity notes, blackcurrant hints, syrupy on the palate with caramel. It’s okay.

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