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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alechimp (10) - - NOV 21, 2012
Love wee heavies and heard good things about oskar. Nice wiff, all the scotchiness is present and accounted for. Beautiful deep brown with obligatory thin, lacy head. Flavours are all there, delightful touch of peat behind the toffee goodness, but the mouthfeel doesn’t back it up. Nice lightly bitter finish rounds out a very drinkable, but not chart topping, bevvie.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (290) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Poured from a can and consumed with some spicy sushi. Great beer. Looks like Diet Coke, but with a thick tan head and good lacing. Delicious coffee and chocolate notes. Creamy on the way down.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (493) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (134) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (690) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novice101 (287) - - 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

3.6
   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 won’t rock your world. Founders scotch ale seems to be a better interpretation of this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (153) - - 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.

4.1
   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.


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