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RATINGS: 2076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa for this beer. Honestly, I was apprehensive of this brew because it was in a can, but man, it was great! Aroma was intensely malty, with over ripened fruit and dark brown sugar notes. Taste was of caramel, mild coffee, slightly spicy, and vanilla. A smokey presence lingers throughout the tasting. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (918) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
Can from Vinmonopoletís BU. Dark red and brown, a lot darker than expected. Bubbly, light brown head. Roasted malt, slight fermented fruit, wine and some alcohol nose. Roasted malt and roasted coffee flavour. Smoke, leather, fruit. Herbal bitterness. Very heavy body, quite a lot of carbonation. A bit alcohol heavy maybe. Malt driven beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
On nitro at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of toffee, raisin, faint booze. Clear dark bronze with a fully lasting off-white head. A little sweet, smoky, raisiny fruit, savory. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10613) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Draught at the Oskar Blues Home Made Liquid and Solids, Longmont, CO. Clear dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Sweet malt, mild hops and more malty sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is sweet malt, dryness, some hops and sweetness. Scottish, yes. Maybe someday they are independent... Ooops... No politics here. I take it back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1420) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 5, 2016
Brown color with light brown head. Aroma is quite sweet and sugary with toasted malts and no hop character. Taste follows, mostly malty, toasted, some caramel and dark sugar on the finish with a slight bitter, burnt sugar flavor. Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Itís a good beer but not really my favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3287) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Dark brown body, brown head, soapy lacing. Looks quite nice. Sweet grainy malty, dried fruit aroma. Taste is rich, sweet, with a dry smoky finish. Palate a bit on the thin side. Over all not a bad scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2909) - ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
Can shared by Mart, thanks! Brown beer, tan head. Nose is caramel, bready malt, mild metallic notes. Flavor is caramel, malt, chocolate, sweetness; hoppy finish with resiny-oily notes. Hides the booze pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3134) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
Can (from beergium). Pours dark brown. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, some candy. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, candy, malt, dusty. Finish is sweet and bitter. Covers alcohol well. Overall: good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6402) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
330ml can (thanks Mart). Clear chestnut color. Small size, off-white/brown head, stays. Sweet, caramel, toffee, vanilla in aroma. Sweet, caramel, sugary, old toffee and some cake in taste. Old spicy cake and sweet in aftertaste. Perfectly drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Nice brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody/toasted sweet malt, caramel, raisons, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, some dark fruit, and chocolate; Finish is dry; Nicely balanced; Overall, solid scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (407) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Can - The most subjective brew Iíve seen where the reviews are all over the place. I get... a dark pour, ruby brown, with creamy off-white head. Aroma and flavors of rich scotch malt, dark fruit, spices, and hints of smoke. I get a ting of sausage, but everyone thinks Iím crazy - just putting that out there. Thick mouth-feel, malty, and hops middle and end. I get a maple syrup alcohol aftertaste with a little smoke. Word!

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