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RATINGS: 1972   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Poured out of a can into a tulip glass. Dark brown/rust color with 1/4 head that dissipated after a minute. Smell: Malty Taste: Malty and sweet but not too much. It has a great balance. Crisper than expected, but not crisp like a pilsner. Very drinkable. It hits the expected notes of a Scottish Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. This beer gets a lot of love from craft beer enthusiasts, however I am not a huge fan of the flavor. I am not a huge Scotch Ale fan so that should be the simple answer. It has a great look and a nice caramel aroma. I love the other Oskar Blues brands but this is just above average for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (418) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
355 ml can. Pours an opaque, dark brown with a red hue and a small, short lived, light brown head that laces. Sweet roasted malt aroma with caramel and alcohol. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, liquorice, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent. I can’t believe this came out of a can!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1737) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
On tap Brickhouse, Orlando. Very dark brown-black beer with a thick white head. What it lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in taste. Rich and vineous, with lots of ripe plum and berry flavours, chocolate and brown sugar. The strength is very subtle, making for an almost too easy drinking beer. Long full-flavoured finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 22, 2015
Can. Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma and taste are malty toffee and very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vulcanmeister (217) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Pours a dark cola color from can. Creamy thick long-lasting tan head with nice lacing. Aroma roast malt, dark fruit, and toffee. Mouth feel medium to full with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet roasty malt, burnt sugar, slight smokiness with a slight English hoppiness. Finish is a bit of smoky burbon and bit of grassy hops. I like it...I like it a lot!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (360) - 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 (1067) - 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 (327) - 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 (156) - 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 (35) - - 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!


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