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RATINGS: 1921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Black appearance with a burnt white head. A bitter butterscotch flavor up front with a chocolaty finish. A very good session beer.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vodka4blood (99) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAR 26, 2015
I could drink it forever, and never really get bored.... and now that its become available in the Great State of Vermont, I probably will! Had my first one about 8 years ago in Brooklyn visiting my brother & fell in love instantly, so much that when I visited him again in WI last summer, I brought a whole 12pack home with me. This beer sets the bar really high for quality canned suds, and for American Scotch ales in general. Heavenly.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bg80 (43) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Can. Rich brown mahogany color, beige head. Not too aromatic. Complex maltiness, but overpowered by alcohol in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March madness 2015. Slight aroma of roasted malt. The taste is very nice with the dark roasted malt well balanced with hops and other malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Madness 2015 - Dark, caramel, really tasty. Smooth but full bodied. Not my absolute favorite scotch ale, but a solid offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1299) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Barley?s Taproom & Pizzeria. Sticky caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Thick body. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (586) - CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours clear amber-brown with one fat finger of dense tan head, excellent retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is mild toffee malt, dark chocolate, very mild smoke. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied and creamy texture, low residual carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) One of the better scotch ales I’ve tried. Not only does the nitro charge give it a smooth texture, it smooths out the flavours. Even the little smokiness doesn’t feel peaty. Worth trying. (15/20)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Astrozombie (32) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Not a strong aroma. Appearance is nice.. Dark red with a tan head. Taste is dark dark chocolate and malts galore. Not a huge fan but above average for sure

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (358) - - MAR 18, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Slightly clear. White creamy head, I assume is from the nitro. Smell: big malt forward. Very sweet smelling. Slight hop aroma. Taste: malt forward. Nice sweetness. Toasted bread. Sweet caramel. Feel: very creamy mouth feel. Medium low almost low carbonation feel. Overall: nice beer on nitro. Very easy to drink nicely balanced beer. Better than other scotch ales I've had. First drank: home 3/18/15 Vintage: canned 12:30/14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5634) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
3/III/15 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - BB: n/a, canned: X/29/13 (2015-255) Thanks to Skatje for the can!

Clear purple brown beer, big creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: caramel, bit sweet, spicy touch, some overripe banana. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: some cocoa powder, banana, bit off, caramel, more banana, sweet, bit sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, slightly sourish, cocoa powder, caramel, bit of banana, some sugar, pretty sweet, dried fruits, little hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeandduke (87) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3/12/15 (Draft - Iron Horse Ale House) - Very dark black beer with nice thin brown head and light carbonation. Smokey malt and chocolate aroma. Nice dark coffee and chocolate taste, texture firm, solid feel, nice taste and kick going down. Overall excellent beer!


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