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RATINGS: 1967   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1991) - - JAN 5, 2013
Pours cola colored with no head. Aroma is almost too weak to detect. Taste is nice caramel and toffee. Body is a bit too weak for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (252) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
Dark brown to almost black colored, nice ruby hue, strong creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruits, bit chocolate. Taste is caramel, toffee, some chocolate and roasted malt character, dark fruits, moderate+ sweet, some smoke and wood also. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, nice and creamy. Really great stuff. Nitro variant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (966) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Brown color with small white head. Aroma of malts and caramel, a bit earthy. Malts, bitter feeling. Dry nitro stout feeling. Very different!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (317) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Aroma is sweet toffee and chocolate, not too pronounced. Appearance is dark brown ruby red with small tan head. Taste is sweet malt forward, some toffee caramel plum followed by some chocolate roast and a hint of smoke comes lingering in at the end. Palate is fairly full but sweetness lays a little flat on the tongue. Rich but not cloying, little to no alcohol heat. Overall a pretty good beer. It works but nothing amazing. A beer this big needs to leave more of an impression.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (125) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Can from Wine and Cheese Place (Rock Hill MO). Aroma is roasted malts with yeasty dough. Appearance is dark brown, like a really dark root beer or cola, with 2-finger frothy beige head and attractive lacing. Taste is rich roasted moderate malt sweetness, with hints of liquor. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average carbonation that supports the taste but doesn’t compete with it and moderately sweet finish. Overall, a deeply satisfying beer without mystery but very good at what it is.

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 (22) - 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 (1197) - - 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 (1620) - 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 (887) - 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.


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