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RATINGS: 2043   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 "Morniní 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 -- doesnít 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... wouldnít 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. Itís 8%, but you donít really get it. Thereís a bit of warmth there, but the alcohol (in my opinion) canít 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 hasnít failed me yet. Old Chub is a great beer. Not much like Founders Dirty Bastard at all, if youíve 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 itís possible to brew a great beer and put it into a can.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1469) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2016
Cloudy dark brown thin rimming tan head; aroma is woody oaky sweet hints of cherry; flava is malty bourbony roasty its of prunes; feels medium with decent fizz ; finishes tangy roasty bourbony woody

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2935) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 30, 2016

Lukt: Frukter og karamell.
Utseende: Brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Frukter, toffe og brent karamell.
Hvor: Nydt@ōl tasting hos Untapped Erik.
Medium: Boks@330ml, ABV@8%, NŚr@28.04.2016

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smoothsippin (47) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pours a dark Amber with a beige head. Subtle sweet and bready to the nose. Malty mouthfeel, some chocolate and very smooth. A nice spicy bite on the swallow. Lingers nicely. Really good. Like it a lot.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
coburn_c (6) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016 does not count
This is awful stuff. Itís bitter and sour, it feels like water, and it smells like nothing. How do they get away with selling this?

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revoltingblob (45) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
355ml can.Pours a coca cola brown, good one finger head with very sparse spotty lacing. Head retains fairly well. Nose is a little cardboardy and flat for me. Maybe itís just me? There is some light sweet malt character and a little bit of a estery fruit bit. Palate is malt dominated with a small hop presence. Nicely balanced and the 8% ABV doesnít come thru in an unpleasant way at all. Not bad at all. Iím not sure if this can is old or not (didnít check if there was a date) but itís a little underwhelming for me but overall itís pretty decent. I would love to have a very fresh batch of this.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ecook90 (31) - Nevada, USA - APR 16, 2016
Fantastic beer on nitro. Smooth and traditional nitro head. Dark reddish brown. Not too much scotch flavor but a bit smoky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (590) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Can at NYC Craft beer festival. Brown red, off white head aroma of caramel, honey taste sweet alcoholic. ok

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3813) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Soho. Deep dark mahogany our with a lacing head. Aromas of treacle, red fruit and faint herby hops. Rich and thick, sweet and SO bitter but the latter masked by notes of toffee, fruit, and hints of cocoa and liquorice. Superb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
On tap at BBF. Dark brown colour with tan head. Roasted and caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel, roasted taste. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (147) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Dublin's. Pours deep amber with a pleasant tan head with lasting lacing. Aromas of caramel, whiskey, chocolate, wood, and a hint of smoke. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate and malt with a touch of scotch. Pretty good. Definitely drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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