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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft from No Anchovies in Tucson. Very dark reddish brown in color. Aroma is toffee, raisins, cherries, and brown sugar. Consistency is almost creamy when it touches the tongue. Finishes very sweet, with a mild taste of alcohol. A solid beer from oskar blues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
This is a great beer. I’ve 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (46) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (2999) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (213) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1792) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Underdogs88 (57) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
partywithanM (98) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
12oz can. As you would expect. Delicious. Rich and mellow with a slightly sweet palate and toasted malty finish. My new go to on the river.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 24, 2014
Nice to drink and very strong. HEavy to all features and quite dark. Sweet and alcoholic in tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Can. Pours translucent dark brown, off-white head. Malt-forward toffee nose with spicy hop kick works here, flavour is a cross of caramelized malt and herbal hops, hint of nuts, raisins. Medium bodied, finish is a bit warm with a dash of smoke. Really good representation of the style, rides the line of sweetness and smoke and thickness without going overboard.

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