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RATINGS: 2068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Can - The most subjective brew I’ve 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 I’m 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2167) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1438) - 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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (310) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2016
Flavours of rich caramel and well browned toast, a little cherry and grapefruit. Nice but not my favourite Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (828) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2016
Can. Aroma and taste is malt, bread, caramalt and some vanilla (mostly in the aroma). Good scotch ale, but not the best....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Pours very dark brown with a large fading head. Nose shows sweet bready melanoidin notes, caramel and brown sugar. Flavours include bready malt, golden syrup and a bit of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (125) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2016
12oz can. Pours dark brown with medium foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, molasses, and nuts. Taste is roasted malt with some bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit. Long, moderately bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (135) - - AUG 31, 2016
Poured from their famous can this is a scotch ale that packs a loving wallop of caramel malt. The appearance is deep ruby core surrounded by a dark brown. The head is around two fingers in a khaki color. The nose is caramel candy all the way. The flavor follows with a more toasty flavor with more caramel within and some chocolate notes and slight syrupy texture in the finish.

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