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RATINGS: 1811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shanebrews (174) - Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
It looks the part of a good Scotch Ale. The aroma is full of yeast and bread scents. The flavor and palate are a bit disappointing. Not enough smoke and peat for my taste. Just a lot of dark malt.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (60) - - AUG 21, 2014
Poured from can into a tulip. Dark opaque obsidian with a quickly disappearing coffee-colored head. Deep roasted chocolate and mild coffee with scotch and a sweet backbone. Nicely carbonated and much lighter body than expected based on the appearance (though the evaporating head could have given it away). A well-balanced brew that is tasty, if not mind blowing. If it was around I'd reach for another though it does seem suited for Fall or Winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmoniform (567) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Deep amber reddish hue with creamy tan head that lingered. Aroma is malt, floral, figs, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and heavy but creamy carbonation/nitro mix. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a clean bitterness in the following and a creamy sweet finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
deep chestnut hued, two finger tan head. oat bran, peat and caramel aroma. soft mouthfeel, medium to heavy body. lightly sweet and bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (28) - - AUG 15, 2014
Pours black with a medium creamy head. Nose is scotch and toast with some caramel sweetness. Taste is chocolate, cream and smoke. Taste lingers nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
Hmmm. Bit roasty, cola, liquorice. Treacle. Alright. Rich, caramel. Can at the Rake.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (490) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Can. Red brown with a thin head and spotty lacing. Maple syrup, scotch, light smokiness, and bread. Taste has a sticky sweetness with a dry smokey finish. Body is lighter with a watery feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (765) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours an amber brown with an off white head. Malt, toffee, caramel, toast and alcohol aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, smoke, malt and chocolate flavors. Medium full body with a very creamy mouthfeel. Malt, toffee and chocolate finish. Nitro can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
Burk @ Bishops Arms, GA Malmö. Mörkbrunröd med smutsat vitt skum. Dofter av karamell, bourbon, brunt socker och trä. Smakinslag av karamell, bröd, lätt rökighet, nötter och frukt. Mjuk munkänsla, medelstor kropp. Den förhållandevis höga alkoholhalten anas mer än framträder med stor kraft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (80) - - AUG 10, 2014
***16 oz Nitro Can*** Poured aggressively into a point glass. Huge light tan head full of foamy bubbles. Head sticks with the beer as you consume. Nose is full of toasty malts of toffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor profile matches the nose. Mouthfeel is medium body. Words cannot describe how creamy this beer is, it is definitely a high note! Well done Dale.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (297) - USA - AUG 8, 2014
Poured from a tall boy can into a Oskar Blues pint glass deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet saintly caramel malts. Subtle smoke tho others tasting with me disagree. Flavor is flat out Scotch ale like a job. Roasty ,malted delicious. So well done sweet. One of the smoothest scotch ales EVER. And in a can. What not to like. Do feel the "nitro" version is more creamy than the non nitro version. Maybe its a mind meld of sorts but like this so much.


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