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RATINGS: 2071   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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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 doesnít back it up. Nice lightly bitter finish rounds out a very drinkable, but not chart topping, bevvie.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2872) - ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
Can shared by Mart, thanks! Brown beer, tan head. Nose is caramel, bready malt, mild metallic notes. Flavor is caramel, malt, chocolate, sweetness; hoppy finish with resiny-oily notes. Hides the booze pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3024) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
Can (from beergium). Pours dark brown. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, some candy. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, candy, malt, dusty. Finish is sweet and bitter. Covers alcohol well. Overall: good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6348) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
330ml can (thanks Mart). Clear chestnut color. Small size, off-white/brown head, stays. Sweet, caramel, toffee, vanilla in aroma. Sweet, caramel, sugary, old toffee and some cake in taste. Old spicy cake and sweet in aftertaste. Perfectly drinkable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Nice brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody/toasted sweet malt, caramel, raisons, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, some dark fruit, and chocolate; Finish is dry; Nicely balanced; Overall, solid scotch ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (390) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Can - The most subjective brew Iíve seen where the reviews are all over the place. I get... a dark pour, ruby brown, with creamy off-white head. Aroma and flavors of rich scotch malt, dark fruit, spices, and hints of smoke. I get a ting of sausage, but everyone thinks Iím crazy - just putting that out there. Thick mouth-feel, malty, and hops middle and end. I get a maple syrup alcohol aftertaste with a little smoke. Word!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2175) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2016
clear mahogany-ruby colour, medium sized creamy beige head; aroma of cream fudge, biscuit, dried sour cherry notes, some milk chocolate and some minimal scotch notes; taste of malty sweetness, some fruitiness and some minimal whisky notes; good one

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1443) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Dark, dark amber in color. Thick, coarse head, spotty lace. Lots of earthy tones in the aroma, caramel, some tea and tobacco. Caramel and dark fruits on the tongue...a decent, earthy, sweet lingering finish. Hints of snoke. Par for the course for the style....a very easy 8%

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (313) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2016
Flavours of rich caramel and well browned toast, a little cherry and grapefruit. Nice but not my favourite Scotch ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
I finally found this and i have to say its pretty good but not up to the ratings given so far (in my humble opinion). It pours a nice deep brown almost black body that when held to light has a amber apperance. Thin head and not much lace. Not much aroma, but the flavor was sweet with lots of caramel and a little smoke. Overall its pretty good and worth a shot and since its in a can i guess i can take it tubing next summer. : ) Originally rated on 11/18/08

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2016
Tasting @ Budapest. Pours a dark cola color with a creamy light beige head. Aroma of scotch, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste similar to aroma. Nice balance (scotch is not overbearing). Good.


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