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RATINGS: 1790   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 7, 2013
Very nice scotch. Roasted chocolate malt and wonderful creamy palate with no alchohol. Its very dry though, i personally prefer scotch ales that have more of a red hoppy butterscotch feel like dirty bastard but whatevs, thats obviously not what they were going for so I suppose I should just appreciate a well made full bodied ale when its in my hands.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (231) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours very dark almost black with a nice beige head with tons of lacing. Incredible aroma of raisins, caramel, figs, toffee, coffee. Taste is very sweet with minimal to no bitterness. Caramel, figs, syrup, coffee, chocolate flavors. Sticky sweet mouthfeel with medium to heavy body. Excellent scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (490) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tried this old favorite in the Nitro can. Nose is malt and caramel; flavor is sweet, slight wood and nuttiness, with a full body and heavy carbonation. Nitro makes it a touch sweeter up front, and smoother. Simple and solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - JUL 28, 2014
On tap. Dark brown colour. Caramel, plum aroma. Tastes sweet, caramel, raisins, coffee

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Deep brown pour, small tan head. Aroma is figs, nuts, prunes, toffee, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, nuts, figs and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
It was purchase in a growler. It pours dark brown with a light brown colored head. There is a coffee aroma with a touch of chocolate. The initial taste has a smokey taste to it with coffee and chocolate compliments. It has a creamy texture. The beechwood malts are more prevalent on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (805) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Can. Dark pour with a mocha head. Raisin, coffee,fig. Milky smooth coffee. Silky finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1526) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Can: Rich chestnut mahogany body with good clarity, gray-tinted, thin head on top that transcends to a weak film & collar. Aroma of heavy caramel sweetness, buttery toffee, light red grape & some apple. Peanut brittle back-end. Hops notable on the palate only, earthy & a touch of bitterness. Metallic caramel, buttery yeast, toasted bread, toffee, nuts, prune, & red grape that’s on the edge of vinous. Hints of booze. Syrupy toffee malt finish with a metallic twinge. I’m not a huge fan of this style, admittedly. Decent, but not as good as, say, Dirty Bastard for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (110) - - JUL 18, 2014
Smell of malt and caramel. Appearance is brown with khaki head. Taste is sweet caramel with slight dark chocolate bitter finish. Good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (356) - USA - JUL 17, 2014
Nitro 16 oz can. A dark chocolatey brown color with some dark ruby colors and a thick creamy finger of khaki head thanks to the nitro. Smells of dinner rolls, cinnamon, wheat, some kind of spices. Taste is honeydew melon, brown sugar, caramel, finishes yeasty with the dinner roll taste, low hop bitter. Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth from the nitro, alcohol isn't all that noticeable. Good overall scotch ale with interesting flavors and good mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (170) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Clear red brown, very fine, tan head, relatively small. Caramel, molasses nose. Touch of dry bitterness, nice round sweetness. Full bodied, fairly upfront alcohol. Very well balanced, quite tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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