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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1989) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (393) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rated from notes taken 24 Dec 2013 -- Probably my go to Scotch beer if Iím leaning that direction. Great malt flavor, very caramel forward, little to no hops. Great for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (553) - Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Can. Pours dark reddish brown. Not much head. Nose is brown sugar, smoke and raisin. Taste is sweet roast with some chocolate. Some alcohol. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1806) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Canned. Pours a very dark terracotta red with a large dried cornhusk yellowed brown head. Rich, toasted malt nose with a touch of smoke, sweet brown sugar, raisins. Nice sweet caramels and toffee flavor, with a bit more smoke creeping in towards the middle, finally turning a bit charred and alcoholic towards the end. Aftertaste is of caramel, mild alcohol and dried grasses. Softly carbonated with a slightly oily texture. I would have preferred just a bit more carbonation, but thatís just me. Otherwise, splendid. Thanks once again to Narnad for the can.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnwokedi89 (24) - - SEP 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Very dark beer almost as dark as a Guinness. It is almost the color of a chocolate stout. Tastes as smooth and silky as iced coffee with a nice after taste. This beer gets better with every sip so that by the end of the pint you find yourself craving another. The only downside of this beer is the heaviness factor but it lends itself to slowly enjoying this beer. In closing, my rating of this beer is very much based on my newness of stouts and chocolate ales. I am trying to branch out to more non ipa beers and this is my first attempt. Itís probably a better beer than I am giving it credit for and this rating is solely a matter of preference. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (246) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Nitro 16oz can. The Old Chub pours nearly black with a thick tan brown head that lasts the entire duration of the beer. The aroma is caramel, toffee and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is caramel, molasses, chocolate and fairly smokey. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (131) - - SEP 10, 2014
This is a new style for me. I have never had a scotch ale before. First of the color....omg the color of this beer is just shear majesty. Aroma is smoky, sweet, chocolate. Taste is just insane. Lots of sweet roasty malts, chocolate smokey just an incredibly balance strong beer. Loving this. Plus the can just makes it that much better. Phenomenal will be drinking this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (485) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured nitro version from can to pint glass. Cascading carbonation; fine head; cola color. Smooth, smooth, creamy palate. Scotch malt with smokey finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (514) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Nitro version. Can. Cola with a thick rich 2 finger cream colored head. Aroma is light chocolate smoky malt. The taste adds cream, and more rich malts with big scotch notes, and some warm booze on the finish. Very low carb due to the nitro can. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (524) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Nitro can version. Awesome head on this guy - super creamy and thick like a Guiness. Hazy, cloudy reddish brown pour. Lots of roasty/toasty/smoky notes in the nose and in the taste. Buttery and smooth. Thin and viscous body that goes down way too easily. Really good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (393) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Can. Dark brown pour with a light beige head. Aromas of chocolate and crystal malts, with a hint of ripe banana. Flavour is also chocolate and ripe banana, with a notable hop edge as well. This can is a bit old, I've heard it's supposed to be hoppier; still, an interesting and very flavourful take on the style.


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