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RATINGS: 2041   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On nitrogen at Jerryís. Dark caramel with creamy, nitro tan head, minimal legs / Sweet nose of dark caramel (Coca Cola) and dark fruit / Medium body, smooth & creamy, sweet with decent hop balance and modest bitterness on the finish / Flavors of dark caramel, chocolate, raisin, and smoke / On the simple side, but a pleasant, easy drinker.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smoothsippin (47) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pours a dark Amber with a beige head. Subtle sweet and bready to the nose. Malty mouthfeel, some chocolate and very smooth. A nice spicy bite on the swallow. Lingers nicely. Really good. Like it a lot.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
coburn_c (6) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016 does not count
This is awful stuff. Itís bitter and sour, it feels like water, and it smells like nothing. How do they get away with selling this?

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revoltingblob (45) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
355ml can.Pours a coca cola brown, good one finger head with very sparse spotty lacing. Head retains fairly well. Nose is a little cardboardy and flat for me. Maybe itís just me? There is some light sweet malt character and a little bit of a estery fruit bit. Palate is malt dominated with a small hop presence. Nicely balanced and the 8% ABV doesnít come thru in an unpleasant way at all. Not bad at all. Iím not sure if this can is old or not (didnít check if there was a date) but itís a little underwhelming for me but overall itís pretty decent. I would love to have a very fresh batch of this.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ecook90 (31) - Nevada, USA - APR 16, 2016
Fantastic beer on nitro. Smooth and traditional nitro head. Dark reddish brown. Not too much scotch flavor but a bit smoky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (590) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Can at NYC Craft beer festival. Brown red, off white head aroma of caramel, honey taste sweet alcoholic. ok

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3809) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Soho. Deep dark mahogany our with a lacing head. Aromas of treacle, red fruit and faint herby hops. Rich and thick, sweet and SO bitter but the latter masked by notes of toffee, fruit, and hints of cocoa and liquorice. Superb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
On tap at BBF. Dark brown colour with tan head. Roasted and caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel, roasted taste. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (144) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Dublin's. Pours deep amber with a pleasant tan head with lasting lacing. Aromas of caramel, whiskey, chocolate, wood, and a hint of smoke. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate and malt with a touch of scotch. Pretty good. Definitely drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Shared 12 oz. can. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (252) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Aroma: malty with a few hops; Appearance: dark reddish/amber with enormous off white head that dissipates very slowly; good lacing; Taste: lots of malt but not too sweet; not quite as good as the Bastards but still nice; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; very soft carbonation; slight boozy bite at the end; Overall: very nice scotch ale; good if you want something a little lighter than a typical scotch. Will buy again.


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