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RATINGS: 1951   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3/06/12 "Mornin’ Chub" poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. This one was apparently brewed in Brevard, North Carolina, and not Longmont, Colorado. Appearance: Crystal clear, ruby black. If seen in low light, it appears to just be black. About a finger or two worth of a light brown head. The lacing on this one is lovely -- doesn’t last to the bottom, but it looks nice at the top. Smell: Malts, dark fruits, metallic notes (could be from my just-rinsed-out glass, though... wouldn’t doubt it). Taste/feel: A LOT of sweet, dark fruits throughout, with surprisingly low bitterness. The end of the sip is a bit more malty, with the scotch seeming to join the party. It’s 8%, but you don’t really get it. There’s a bit of warmth there, but the alcohol (in my opinion) can’t be tasted at all on the front. Really smooth, and easy drinking. Aftertaste gives traces of the alcohol with a good bit of raisin-like tastes. Thick, but not too much so. Oskar Blues hasn’t failed me yet. Old Chub is a great beer. Not much like Founders Dirty Bastard at all, if you’ve had that ... I find that Dirty Bastard is more caramel-y. Old Chub is a lot of sweet, dark fruits, and some roasty bitterness near the end. Really a great beer. Oskar Blues keeps showing that it’s possible to brew a great beer and put it into a can.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (1056) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2015
Burk från privatimport. Mörkt kopparfärgad vätska med tjockt kaffefärgat skum. Doftar av kola, choklad och lite cigarr. Ljuvliga smaker av kaffe, choklad och karamellkola. Längst bak återfinns även en bra beska så sötman aldrig dominerar, välbalanserat. Värmande munkänsla, gräddig och med lång eftersmak. Sade jag att den var god också.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (313) - - MAY 30, 2015
Can. Pours dark mahogany with a good sized creamy beige somewhat lasting head that leaves good lacing. Weak aroma of roasted malt. Medium to heavy sweet, medium body, oily texture, medium bitter, soft carbonation, lots of rich malt and smoke leading to a lightly bitter and sugary sweet finish. Hides the alcohol very well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raoul_duke (155) - - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at Hubbard Inn. On nitro. Not much aroma to speak of, but it may just be me. Very smooth, outrageously malty. Chocolate and toffee. Very smooth. This is very good. I like the nitro. Like the beer too.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (248) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
From the can, I have purchased several six packs of this over the past year but I always get too buzzed to leave a review, so now that I got a few off the singles shelf I get a chance to tell you about them. Definitely a celebration of malt, all malt, tasted the chocolate right from the start. Got the heat from the booze, sweetness is combated by some carbonation. If you like sweet and syrupy or just want to switch up your palate from all hops, this is the beer for you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (130) - - MAY 21, 2015
Served on tap at Legrowski. Dark black with a large white head. Very smooth texture. Not much aroma malt and coffee. Taste is coffee and some bitter. Nitro makes it very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bagalagalaga (146) - Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
I had an Old Chub Nitro, I like the creamy foamy head on just about any beer. But underneath it was a bit watery and just seemed too sweet to really let all the flavors through. It is a very tame Scotch Ale, I prefer to be kicked in the teeth with a thick syrup of malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moderrnlifeiswar (7) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours deep amber/brown with medium creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt and dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, malt, chocolate, fruity. Medium-full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Appearance: Canned 16/10-2014. Very dark brown, almost black. Dark tan head.
Aroma: Malt, some sweetness.
Taste: Very dark malt, slight smoke and scotch. Some sweetness. Good balance and hides the alcohol very well. Very enjoyable.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 355 ml can, CHF 4.70
Info: 9/5-2015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (69) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Can. Dark reddish brown with medium tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and dark fruits. Sweet, fruity, and hints of chocolate. Medium body and carbonation and a little alcohol warmth. A very nicely done scotch ale.


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