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RATINGS: 1881   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VipertheIV (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Nose is well balanced with sweetness and smoked malt. Thin head with minimal lacing. I have had it on firkin before and prefer that, but from the can is good. Great mouth feel with a warming sensation after


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1804) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
On Nitro. Pours copper/amber, dark off-white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toast, light chocolate. Taste is sweet, toffee, toasty. Palate is drier, soft, creamy, sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2015
330ml can served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a dark amber To brown color forming a small non persistent thin bubbled tan head that leaves only few spotty lacings in the glass. S: Sweet. Strong notes of toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate, coffee, dry date fruit, plums, raisins, oak, brown bread and flowery hops. Bourbon notes. A bit boozy but alcohol is really well hidden. T: Pretty much as the nose. Sweet upfront. Very biscuity. Strong notes of toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate, coffee, dry date fruit, plums, raisins, oak, brown bread, scotch malts and candi sugar. In overall, a sweet taste followed by a medium and well balanced bitterness. Warming. M: Heavy molasses body. Low carbonation. Sweet dry fruits, roasted malts and a light bitterness in the aftertaste. O: Great drinkability. Great Scotch Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (358) - - JAN 21, 2015
Dark copper, clear, lacy. Medium body, moderate flavor, avg length, almost flat mouthfeel despite pleasant alcohol heat, good lengrh, tasty finish. Mildly bittersweet, low acidity. Subtle roast flavors, raisins. Ok, pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a 16 oz can into a tumbler on 08.29.14. A: Caramel. A: 1 finger tan head. Slightly see through dark brown body. T: Caramel and milk chocolate dominate. Graham cracker is subtle. P: Silky smooth because this was the nitro version. O: This lost some complexity because of the nitro but the mouthfeel was much improved. It would be a good dessert.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (231) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
NICE,,,, caramel, bread, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, toast, resin, floral, spruce, herbs, leaves, earthy, leather, dough, alcohol, cough drop, woody, vanilla, smoke, black, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadShaolin (32) - - JAN 11, 2015
Beer clean pub glass, chocolate malt and some smoke. Looks great with a dark tan head and some lacing. Attenuation is mild, chocolate malt takes center stage, mild smoke. A nice ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (383) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Aroma is malty and Carmel... Similar taste, very full flavored scotch ale... Nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartmanstl (2) - - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
Having this beer on nitro is a pure delight. Smooth, creamy, malty with a hint of chocolate on the finish. Great with food but a hell of a beer to enjoy talking with friends. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2960) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2015
(Nitro version) This is a dark brown that’s pretty translucent. 2 finger very creamy off white to brown head. smells like an old rope. nice sweet and malty. lots of brown sugar, maybe some brown sugar, baked apples. Peaty malts, and chocolate, decent mouthfeel, almost english cask style. woody with some burnt cherry finish

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ekspindle615 (1) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
The first thing you notice is the dark garnet hues when you pour this 8%abv scotch ale. It is definitely for those of us who like full bodied malty ales. Pours a tan head that dissipates. Very delicious beer.


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