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RATINGS: 1866   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
This is one smooth/easy drinkin’ beer that packs a hella punch. Not overdone on chocolate by any means, I taste a true crystalized maltish preserve in my hands here. The color is dark and full bodied, but the mouthfeel not overdone or heavy. The appearance makes you think, "this is gonna be stout", but actually this is one of the smoothest beers I’ve ever had. This would be a good beer to give to someone who says, " I don’t like dark beer"....your response should be, "until you had this". At an ABV of 8%, this is one that I will always keep on hand.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Can. Pours a dark copper, off white khaki head dies to a ring, some little flecks of lace. Nose is sweet malt, biscuit, toffee, caramel. Tastes much the same as the nose, with a little bitterness and booze. Smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaoaaolco (1) - ft meade, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
Nitro draft is amazing. Pretty complex flavors that change from start to finish with each taste. Nitro can is good too, but obviously not as tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (253) - - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the SideDoor gastropub in Chicago. Dark brown with a big, foamy oatmeal head. Dark malt aromas. The taste is immediately quite smokey, but not overpoweringly so. Lots of dark chocolate and toffee flavours, making this quite a sweet beer, but offset by a good, hoppy bitterness. A very well-balanced and drinkable beer. Very interesting and original - I would not mind trying this one again!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
astanford (7) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
caramel, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, average carbonation, creamy, medium body,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Really good off nitro on tap. Really creamy and delicous. Doesn’t taste much like a scotch ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pjames317 (89) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Nitro version canned in August ’14 at 6.9%abv. Poured into shaker glass with lovely khaki head and that wonderful cascading effect of the nitrogen bubbles contained within. Dark chestnut in color with a creamy, velvety texture. Not much hop presence in the nose, moreso malt based; lightly smoky, caramel, chocolate covered raisins. Mouthfeel is what you’d expect, smooth and just the right amount of carbonation. A little thin on the back end, but in this case it just makes you want to take another sip because the drinkability and nitro experience is so fantastic! Lacks depth and complexity of the traditional Old Chub but you still get a great malt-centric beer. Awesome change of pace beer to have in the fridge for those days you’re looking for something a little different.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppopotomous (16) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Not gonna complain if swmbo likes a little old chub every little once in a while.lmao!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2014
White a solid Scotch Ale. Malty caramel aroma and flavor, just a bit of hops in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (649) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours clear, not cloudy and ruby dark colour. Slightly off white head laces the glass thick. Aroma has some sweet fruity notes and chocolate. Taste has raisins, cherry,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (168) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Keg, BD Brum, 8/5/14. Pours rich deep brown with subtle ruby highlights, cream head. Nose of rich caramelised malts, dried fruit, whiff of smoke. Tastes sweet, dark caramel toffee, raisins, prunes, dates. Touch of hop bitterness and character, touch of peatsmoke, finishes drier than it starts. Good, but not my style really.


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