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RATINGS: 1788   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (742) - , 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 (843) - 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 (792) - 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 (1519) - 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 (355) - 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

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!!!!


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