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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
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (244) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Can, pours brown with red hues and a white head. Aroma of dried fruit, toasted grain, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dried fruit, slight alcohol warmth. Medium body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadje (176) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Dark brown color with a nice off white head. Smells of toasted malt with chocolate and a hint of smoke. Med to heavier body with low carbonation and a lingering taste of bittersweet chocolate. Good complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman834 (210) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Slightly hazy and cola colored. Thin head, plenty of lacing. Very malty. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla and plum all with a hint of smokiness. The only downside is that you can really taste the 8% ABV. The alcohol isn’t as subtle as it could be. I am a fan of Scotch Ales and this one is a great representation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmoosey (79) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
This is a great beer. I’ve tried this beer several times. Out of a can and tap. Pours a dark color, with a thin head. Taste sits on the tongue with a thickness. Sweet taste with a great aroma. Possibly my favorite scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (47) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Dark mahogany, small head, served cool from a can. Pungent sweet aroma consisting of caramel, malt and vanilla. Delicious. Notes of creamy vanilla caramel initially, that follows with a slightly dry roast finish. Love the lack of overwhelmingly sweet finish as this is what often turns me off from many other scotches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3023) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
Some sweet smell with a little smoky whiskey type aroma. A little boozy sweetness in the malt here. Pours reddish brown with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness. Tap at some bar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (228) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
Wonderful dark amber color. Aroma is lots of sweet sugar, nuts, and some chocolate. Taste is nuts, lots of sweet malt, alcohol. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1794) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2014
Canned on 1/22/14
Tasted on 3/31/14 from a 12oz can purchased at Midtown. Pours dark mahogany, letting just a bit of fiery light through, with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is all about the malt with some caramel, chocolate, and a touch of smoke, with a toasted malt bread aroma. The flavor is focused on the same malt, but very dry, with nice caramel, the smoke coming through a bit more, and a touch of bitterness. The body is fairly full with just under average but still stinging carbonation and a long lightly bitter, somewhat smoked, caramel finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bunker (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
I have a fondness for beer that looks like cola, two cans give me a real warm head buzz and I think Im going to go enjoy another one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Malty aroma with toast notes with moderate esters apparent. No hops in the nose. Appearance is dark brown with deep ruby highlights. Beer is crystal clear. Has a long lasting tan head. Flavor is malt forward, but has more hop bitterness than a traditional wee heavy. Malt flavor consists of dark fruits, caramel, nuts, some burnt sugar and a slight roastiness. Esters are moderate and consist of raisins. Finish is sweet. Mouthfeel is medium full and smooth with a medium low carbonation. An alcohol warm is apparent. Overall, this a great Americanized version of a wee heavy. I enjoy the malt complexity. Definitely a go to beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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