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RATINGS: 2002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Poured a cola color with hints of ruby around the edges. Aroma had some complexities with caramel up front followed by dark fruits and anise. At first sip I noticed the malty characteristics with burned caramel following with the black licorice right behind. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium with just the right amount of carbonation. A solid scotch ale but nothing memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Keg at The Brewdog Bar, Nottingham. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet fruity notes, blackcurrant hints, syrupy on the palate with caramel. It’s okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2921) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2015
@ SBWF 2015: Mycket stor doft och smak av kola, karamell, chocklad och kakdeg - riktigt gott!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shippy (12) - - OCT 11, 2015
Poured from a can. Very dark brown with a tan head. Malty, caramel nose. Sweet taste, lots of caramel malt notes, with a little hopiness. Feel is medium with light carbonation and some stickiness. Very enjoyable beer, might go well with apple pie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (836) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Nottingham. A deep ruby brown colour with a very thin beige head. Aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla, some chocolate, subtle raisin and slight smokiness. Taste of toffee, oak, coffee, some chocolate, subtle roasted malts, raisin, subtle smoke and a hint of burnt toast. Full bodied and a smooth texture. A dry, lingering, roasted, smoky bitterness in the finish. A full bodied, full flavoured scotch ale. Really like the roasty, smoky aspects of it. Lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackradioboy (124) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Tap in Brewdog. Just a sample... Not nice. Whisky-like with a bit of cardboard thrown in. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1478) - SPAIN - SEP 30, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ Hackney’s Printers’ Row, Chicago, IL, USA A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro T/S: Malt, chocolate, caramel, sweet / Malta, chocolate, caramelo, dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
60minuteman (1090) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
A very fine scotch ale. Effervescent, well rounded and bold. Earthy malts, scotch, wheaty malt, dark fruits? It’s clean; doesn’t feel like 8% and it’s got a great smoky flavor that keeps this one very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (213) - - SEP 27, 2015
12 oz. can. Pour is dark brown/black. Minimal lasting head. Aroma of malts, caramel and coffee. Taste is malts, roasted nuts and some caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (280) - - SEP 26, 2015
Really nice beer. Deep cola pour and tan head. Lots and lots of chocolate and caramel malt sweetness all over this with a touch of scotch smoke. Super solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1442) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Can. Clear, medium brown with a very light tan head. Aroma is roasted grains and a light single malt bourbon. Taste is a very smooth malty taste.

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