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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.

Alextricity's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
12oz Can. Pours dark amber with a red hue. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, roasted malts. Slight hint of licorice and vanilla. Flavor is sweet cocoa, coffee, hickory wood, a little alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. I need to stock up on this for winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eberndt (162) - - JUL 5, 2014
Thick and creamy with lots of chocolate and caramel roast flavor. Very warming finish although admittedly not the best summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a dark black with thick and creamy tan head. Has a faint aroma of malts. A very creamy beer with light chocolate and malts and hints of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (131) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2014
pours cola brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is very malty with some earth tones. Taste is toasty malt. Very smooth. Nice warming finish. Slight bitter coffee on the palate. Very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (687) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at Redwood Cafe. Pours a thick dark brown color with frothy beige head. Lots of maltiness with a bit of caramel. Smooth going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novice101 (276) - - JUN 30, 2014
Had this out of the nitro can, it was awesome. Loads of malty sweetness with an amazing creamy head. There was also caramel and chocolate within the malty sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
Oskar Blues puts out quality brews but to me seem a bit harsh. Actually this review is on The Old Chub Nitro. A dark hue. Foamy head. The smell of malts is stark. You can sense the booze but it is not too strong. I could sense a faint butterscotch taste. Not s beer meant to chug. Full bodied. I would have liked to see more booze in the middle to add a kick. Its good but it seems like the wash is too bitter. Its good but it wonít rock your world. Founders scotch ale seems to be a better interpretation of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (151) - - JUN 28, 2014
12oz can pours a cola brown with a fizzy tan head and little lacing. Aromas of chocolate malt, barrel aged whiskey, spices, and bread. Flavor is semi sweet. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestlake (104) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Very cold with virtually no head. Heavy malt aroma. Taste is all malt with a little smoke finish. Great tasting scotch ale and will buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (137) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Nitro can pour. Dark mahogany color with creamy tan head. Boozy roasty aroma. Nice malty flavor with creamy nitro palette. Sweet finish. Enjoyable experience.
Earlier Rating: 12/27/2013 Total Score: 4
Dark mahogany color and tall brown head. Light boozy aroma, roasty, malty flavors, hint of molasses. Finish is a lingering sweetness. Maybe the best scotch ale I have had. Turns out you don't have to be complex and ultra hoppy to be a great beer, you just have to be made by people who care about quality.

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