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RATINGS: 1734   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 27, 2009
This poured poured dark brown with ruby highlights when held to light and a very thin off-white head. The aroma was of malty sweetness, but not very dominant. The taste was of caramel and peat. It was sticky sweet, but so very smooth and easy-drinking. Did not seem like it was 8%abv to me, as I could easily drink a few of these. I really enjoyed this one.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (244) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Can, pours brown with red hues and a white head. Aroma of dried fruit, toasted grain, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dried fruit, slight alcohol warmth. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadje (176) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Dark brown color with a nice off white head. Smells of toasted malt with chocolate and a hint of smoke. Med to heavier body with low carbonation and a lingering taste of bittersweet chocolate. Good complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman834 (210) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Slightly hazy and cola colored. Thin head, plenty of lacing. Very malty. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla and plum all with a hint of smokiness. The only downside is that you can really taste the 8% ABV. The alcohol isnít as subtle as it could be. I am a fan of Scotch Ales and this one is a great representation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmoosey (79) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
This is a great beer. Iíve tried this beer several times. Out of a can and tap. Pours a dark color, with a thin head. Taste sits on the tongue with a thickness. Sweet taste with a great aroma. Possibly my favorite scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (47) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Dark mahogany, small head, served cool from a can. Pungent sweet aroma consisting of caramel, malt and vanilla. Delicious. Notes of creamy vanilla caramel initially, that follows with a slightly dry roast finish. Love the lack of overwhelmingly sweet finish as this is what often turns me off from many other scotches.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
Some sweet smell with a little smoky whiskey type aroma. A little boozy sweetness in the malt here. Pours reddish brown with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness. Tap at some bar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (225) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
Wonderful dark amber color. Aroma is lots of sweet sugar, nuts, and some chocolate. Taste is nuts, lots of sweet malt, alcohol. Great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1794) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2014
Canned on 1/22/14
Tasted on 3/31/14 from a 12oz can purchased at Midtown. Pours dark mahogany, letting just a bit of fiery light through, with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is all about the malt with some caramel, chocolate, and a touch of smoke, with a toasted malt bread aroma. The flavor is focused on the same malt, but very dry, with nice caramel, the smoke coming through a bit more, and a touch of bitterness. The body is fairly full with just under average but still stinging carbonation and a long lightly bitter, somewhat smoked, caramel finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bunker (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
I have a fondness for beer that looks like cola, two cans give me a real warm head buzz and I think Im going to go enjoy another one

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Malty aroma with toast notes with moderate esters apparent. No hops in the nose. Appearance is dark brown with deep ruby highlights. Beer is crystal clear. Has a long lasting tan head. Flavor is malt forward, but has more hop bitterness than a traditional wee heavy. Malt flavor consists of dark fruits, caramel, nuts, some burnt sugar and a slight roastiness. Esters are moderate and consist of raisins. Finish is sweet. Mouthfeel is medium full and smooth with a medium low carbonation. An alcohol warm is apparent. Overall, this a great Americanized version of a wee heavy. I enjoy the malt complexity. Definitely a go to beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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