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RATINGS: 1795   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.

BilltheButcher's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BilltheButcher (12) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Aroma of raisins, toasted malts, cocoa. Drank from can, appearance is irrelevant to me anyway. Taste is light to medium bitter from what tastes like patent and smoked malts, some sweetness as it warms and at the back. Light smoky taste. Some cocoa and nutty notes as well. Carbonation is soft, texture is oily and creamy, body is medium to full, has a decently long and lightly bitter finish. Overall an excellent beer, one I will be having a good amount of in the future. Had this on tap as well and seemed like there was a woody note in it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (446) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Nitro can. Pours a dark cola color. Thick creamy light-tan head. Nice lacing. Malty, chocolaty and caramel aroma. Taste mirrors the aroma but your can pick up on the alcohol. Thinner mouth feel than I expected with the nitro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (141) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel. Flavor includes coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (485) - Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2014
nitro can..pop goes the widget..looking forward to this one...pours is great once everything settles down in glass leaving a creamy coating atop that remains throughout..nose is dominated by sweet figs..bit of raisin..taste is really smooth all around..getting some hazelnut..not any real trace of the 8 av..quite good and liking the nitro can..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Yay... a scotch ale from my favorite brewery. Big old malty aroma. Pours dark red with a night fluffy head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Think mouth feel and residual sweetness. Caramel, chocolate, roasty smoke. Warming and great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (553) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap at World of Beer. The pour is a dark dark ruby color with a great light tan head and some beautiful lacing. The aroma is sweet. Almost like a burnt ish caramel with malts and an a good scotch ale presence. Not dominant on any front but well balanced. The flavor is good. Malty and sweet with a nice smokiness to it and a little cocoa. The mouth feel is a little thin at first, but the carbonation thickens it up a little. The aftertaste is sweet and dry, plus it lingers nicely ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (233) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours very dark almost black with a nice beige head with tons of lacing. Incredible aroma of raisins, caramel, figs, toffee, coffee. Taste is very sweet with minimal to no bitterness. Caramel, figs, syrup, coffee, chocolate flavors. Sticky sweet mouthfeel with medium to heavy body. Excellent scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tried this old favorite in the Nitro can. Nose is malt and caramel; flavor is sweet, slight wood and nuttiness, with a full body and heavy carbonation. Nitro makes it a touch sweeter up front, and smoother. Simple and solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (762) - , CYPRUS - JUL 28, 2014
On tap. Dark brown colour. Caramel, plum aroma. Tastes sweet, caramel, raisins, coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (845) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (313) - 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.

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