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RATINGS: 2058   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kpbutsko (23) - - OCT 23, 2013
Pours out as a lightly colored black/ brown, cola consistency. Light brown head. Right away you can really smell the roasted malts.. They just come out & hit ya in the nose like a drunken Scotsman in a bar fight. Light taste at the front but the back has a real thick and smokey malt feel that makes you remember, "I'm a scotch ale, you bastard." ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2016
Hop chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour good head and lacing. Malt cherry chocolate hop flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1740) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Beer Deluxe Hawthorn ontap(29-Aug-16)Carachoc herb aroma.Sweet choc herbal vanilla run &raisin flavour.Choc herbal finish&lingering smoke roast carachoc aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (716) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours very dark brown, with a nice cream colored head. Taste has lots of malt, with rich notes throughout. This is a very good Scotch Ale, thumbs way up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2016
Can @ Oliver Twist. Amber with a medium off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter/ malty finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnicornBrewing (5) - - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
On sale under 7 bucks, why not lift some up from HEB, at 8% ABV super V.A.L.U.E., before even heralding in multi bagpipe salute to supreme malt riches and cherished stash of smoke, seems natural they’d want to build a third location here in Austin. Very readily available round these parts, maybe it’s the cheap flights to Denver, or the abundant reasons to travel between the vastly different yet intertwined cities. A river floating classic, I still remember one, warming at bottom of nearly empty cooler, scratched and shaken, too much for the situation needed dilution with Guadalupe River, flattening the craft, memorable, but not quite the ideal situation for this interpretation of an ale from a land perhaps similarly caught in the current, dragging it downstream helplessly away from its place. Smells a bit like wood varnished in decades of smokiness and boisterousness which somehow twisted “wee” from an imperial shit ton by most other standards. Balanced somehow on three axes – extra sweet malt fattened with roastiness, stand up hops leaning against wobbly alcohol at a tingly convergence; similar to way burly enough men playing ridiculous looking musical instruments in skirts somehow works. Makes me want to chase something down the street repeatedly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PanMarek (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Malt dominates the hops in the nose. Roasted, caramel and maybe some chocolate richness. The hopsare citrus and balance well. Deep red / brown pour with thick foam. Taste is stout, rich, malty. Heavy caramel / chocolate sweetness up front with a longish bitter finish. Wurst Party Ever 7 November 2015.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1347) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12 ounce can. Mahagony color topped by a big foamy beige head. Rich toasted malt nose, redolent of caramel and toasted nuts. Sweet roasted malt flavor has smoky notes. Sticky mouthfeel with roasty notes. Finishes with sweet cocoa and cola notes. A real winner. Worth seeking out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2016
Pours dark brown with ruby reflexes, medium head. Aroma: molasses, malty sweetness, candy sugar-similar to a doppelbock. Taste: sweet but nicely counterbalanced with hops, bready. ABV well hidden. Good but to my taste more a doppelbock than scotch ale.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 23, 2016
"Can @ Barnacle Bills - Pours a reddish-brown with medium head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of bittersweet cocoa, caramel, malts, figs, nuts, dates, anise, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste the same. Palate of sweetness and chocolate and plums. Thick, choco deliciousness! Mmmm, yum! Loved every drop."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (526) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
355ml can from BrewDog online. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Rich malty aroma, caramel, dark chocolate, roast. Taste is also really malty, caramel and some dark fruit flavours, quite sweet with a bitter end. Really smooth mouthfeel. Not a big fan of this style of beer to be honest but it’s a good strong brew, and speaking of strong: I thought the alcohol was really noticeable in the taste, more so than other beers of similar strength.


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