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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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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Superb example of a Scotch Ale. Not as sweet as some offerings in this style, it allows the malts to be showcased more effectively. Finishes with a hint of smokiness; though not from prayed malt, it works. I give this beer extra points for being in a can :)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (773) - 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 (1492) - 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 thatís on the edge of vinous. Hints of booze. Syrupy toffee malt finish with a metallic twinge. Iím 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 (109) - - 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 (354) - 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 (168) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VRH (44) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown with moderate tan head that thins and laces. The aromas are of walnut, green sappy wood, & fruity pear. Sweet flavours follow the nose, but drying with addition of some smokiness, and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, followed by roasty wood notes in the finish. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (154) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2014
12oz can from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark brown hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing fizzy light khaki head. Virtually no lacing. Sweet chocolate malt, whopper candy, sweet dark fruit, licorice aromas. Sweet fruit and malt up front with a sweety boozy chocolate malt finish. Oily on the palate, soft carbonation. Yummy!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Nitro can. Smells of caramel, slight smoke and roast. Beautiful creamy tan head. Compared to most the nitro in this heightens the beer. Sweet malt, there are cherries and chocolate as well as a slight bitter finish. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (896) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Had on tap in a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a smallish light tan head. Average head retention Aroma has strong notes of caramel, smoke and toffee. It is perfectly to the style of Scottish Ale. The smoke really makes this aroma in my opinion. The flavor has strong toffee and burnt caramel notes along with more of the smoke that is present in the aroma. Bitterness is on the moderate side but it is enough to balance out the sweetness from the abundant malt. Overall, a very nice beer that is quite drinkable for the strength. Iím not a huge fan of the style but this is one of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (801) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
355ml. Can.
Pours dark reddish brown with tan head.
Aroma sweet, raisins, caramel, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, molasses.
Taste big caramel chocolate vanilla sweets, some roasted bitters.
Mouthfeel smooth, creamy.
Great sweet beer love it!


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