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RATINGS: 1836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
Can. Clear medium dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, roasted, chocolate, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, notes of smoke. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (121007)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and dense light brown head. Sugarish caramel malty aroma. Roasted and slight liqourice flavour, dry and to slight woody. Ends somewhat dry and low carbonated and sugarish malty with a mild roasted note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A very dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel - too sweet for my taste, but OK for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
(Can 35,5 cl) Dark mahogany with a reddish glow and a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish, malty aroma. Full-bodied with lots of roasted malt and perhaps a wee, smoked edge. Some sweetness, some alcohol. Quite lovely. Thanks to xproudfoot for this one. 150306

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
Can. Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread with notes of dried fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Canned. Dark amber colour, brown mediumsized head. Caramellish roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is toffeeish and roasted malt. Very dry palate. Aftertaste is roasted and licoracyish. Pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 Canned. Dark ruby. Sweet with full-medium body and plenty of roasty, buttery malt. Points deducted for the somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Resiny finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
Can. Dark amber/brown colour with a small off-white head. Dry malty hoppy aroma. Has a malty and hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Leaving you with a dry bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
17th September 2008. Dark brown clear ale. Aged malt flavour but not too ’wee heavy’. Tangy malt and a mild chocolate and malty finish with just a touch of fruit. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
Can
Dark brown color. Strong aroma of malt and caramel, and some nuts. Good malty body, thick, a bit oily, sweet, with a lot of caramel, lacking some more bitterness and complexity, but quite good.


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