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RATINGS: 1981   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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3.9
   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (652) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2015
DATE TASTED: September 3, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Celebrator Doppelbock.. OCCASION: the first REAL day of school awaits tomorrow--so some inspiration for tonight... APPEARANCE: dark, dense black cola body; brownish gray head fuzzes and bubbles with reasonable retention; lacing is significant, clumpy and attractive in its webbing... AROMA: sweet, toasted cracker wafts against the nostrils; some chocolate, caramel and toffee are suggested; that smoky earthiness--with a hint of vegetable--really recalls hearty winter months of peat fires; not balanced, by design... PALATE: a mad, strong pull at the throat leaves the teeth slightly buzzing; the carbonation is thick and vibrant, while certain moments are flat and dry--indeed, a complex, warming experience... TASTE: a sweet, chocolaty draw accompanies the thick, smoky sensation that makes this beer a dessert in itself...the roasted malts elbow out any chance for hop flavors, try as I might to discern them...as sippable an 8% ABV as one can find, with little residual heat and much to savor; the sweetness of caramel and toffee wed harmoniously...OVERALL: true to its promise, this beer is a celebration of malts in all their glory--toasted, roasted, chocolaty, with caramel, toffee, and the backbone of a loch ness monster that upholds all of the intensity...in a a can, no less...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1166) - SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
355ml Can at home from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.00):
This one was another excellent beer from Oskar Blues, it was definitely a lot more hoppy than I had been expecting & there was a huge amount of sweetness in there too but the two seemed to work well together & the balance was a good one. Overall it was an easy beer to drink despite the 8% abv. & the texture was a smooth, creamy one with surprisingly little of the alcohol showing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (885) - - AUG 30, 2015
red to light brown color; nice caramel, roasted malt aroma; smooth, caramel malt flavor with a hint of smokiness; medium-bodied; well balanced; light alcohol notes in the finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (848) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Deep red with white head. Caramel, spice and vanilla. Sweet, some tart and spicy finish. Overall: just okay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorgosh (336) - - AUG 21, 2015
Mindfuck: En tankevurpa ofta orsakad av en händelse som uppenbart borde vara på ett sätt men i slutet visar sig vara nåt helt annat, eventuellt att bli serverad briljant ale ur en burk som ser ut att vara designad av en försupen irländsk graffittimålare. Förlåt mig för mina fördomar, jag ska från och med nu med glädje svepa varje burk som passerar som om innehållet vore tillverkat för hand av gudfruktiga munkar klädda i gjutesäck.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
gairym (43) - Les Houches, FRANCE - AUG 14, 2015
This is complex little bugger, no doubt about it. I don’t know how to categorise it, it’s blowing my mind! Tasty, I’ll settle with tasty.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (29) - USA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours dark, foamy, dense. Malt aromas dominate in this dense burnt oil beer, with a hint of vanilla, wood and coffee and chocolate. Heavy in the mouth, creamy chocolate, no alcohol yet. Great beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HappyHandsClub (22) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2015
At the top of the can, "IT’S LIKE SPUTNIK"...What?...goofball marketing! Like my English mum would say about a "shaggy dog story" movie, Old Chub has a cute name but, man is it boring. Same with Ten Fedy, the chemical reaction created by using convenient aluminum cans could be responsible for the same hint of Ivory bar soap throughout the experience. A brown glass bottle old school option needs to be available. Other than that significant issue, Old Chub is underweight & is lacking ABV to my liking...I consider Old Chub the Miller Lite of Scottish Ales. Nothing unique here. No wonder it comes in 6-pack cans for lesser a price than Ten Fedy 4-packs which isn’t much better comparatively. I won’t try either again unless glass bottle option is made available to see if the Ivory bar soap is gone.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
skatanarchy (176) - - AUG 7, 2015
오스카 블루스 브루 - 올드 첩 스카치 에일 8% ABV 크리스탈-쵸콜& 몰트와 너도밤나무 훈연 몰트를 사용해 만들어진 스카치 에일. 니트로 게스가 주입되어 매우 크리미 하지만 상대적으로 농후한 맛은 떨어진다 확실히 니트로 게스의 서포트를 확실히 받으려면 러시안 임페리얼 스타우트 정도 되는 무게감이나 실제로 유성분이 포함된 밀크 스타우트 쯤 되야 균형이 맞는것 같다. 기네스 드레프트도 그렇고 거품이 맥주보다 더 중요한 역할을 하는 주객이 전도된 느낌 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (706) - 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.


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