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RATINGS: 2021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Can. Pour was a murky dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy light brown head that was mostly lasting and had really great lacing. The aroma was moderately scented with roasted chocolate malts, a sweet doughy yeast and a mild resin hop with a note of caramel. It tasted lightly sweet and acidic with a note of caramel at first and the finished very malty and slightly bitter with strong notes of chocolate and toffee. Mouthfeel was somewhere between medium to full in body and quite creamy in texture with a very mild carbonation. Overall a very tasty Scottish Ale, with lots of nice malty flavor and just a touch sweetness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (436) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
In tap very smooth with hints of Chocolate and caramel. With a smokey taste at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Can 355 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Red garnet beer with a short beige head. Malted aromas, generously caramelized and with some molasses and smoked. The taste is soft, voluptuous and sugary, with a malt coated by caramel roasted-molasses, candied fruits nuances and noice smoked. Unctuous beer with notes of chocolate and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingaugusta (160) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Pours deep amber brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet with hints of chocolate, raisins, and a bit of smoke. Flavor is rich but does not lean strongly in any particular direction. Finish is dry. Warm but not boozy. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TATE (394) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Can. Pours a deep ruby with a thick tan head. Bread and molasses aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Super sweet malty flavor with a touch of heat on the back end. Not a style I like and I don’t care for this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (569) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Pours really dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is mildly roasted malts but mainly stale alcohol. Very creamy palate. Very tasty beer, chocolate, treacle, earth and a bit of a sweet bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2017) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
355ml can. Dark brown colour, beige foam head leaving lacing and aroma of malt, molasses, chocolate, earthy. Taste is malty, with toffee, brown sugar, caramel, milk chocolate, dried fruits and some grassy earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast malty & bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dongerna (1) - - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
This was the first Scottish Ale I ever tasted and remains my favorite. It is what I rate other Scottish Ales against. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3592) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
12 oz can served in a mug (from notes circa 2012). Pours a dark brown with a good, moderately durable, tan head. Aroma is mainly medium roasted malt with traces of alcohol volatiles and spicy hops. T - follows nose. No burnt flavor from the dark malt; a trace of hops. Best cold. M - near medium body; very good carbonation, light tongue tingle. O - very good for style, and one of the very few choices of this style available in a can. The wee bit of extra hops in the mix was appreciated. Surprise: went well with a sweet pastry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (246) - - DEC 12, 2015
I poured it from the can into a pint glass. It pours a dark brown with a nice tan head and lacing. The aroma was very faint with caramel malt and some dried fruit. The taste was caramel, toffee, bread, alcohol, and dried fruit. The palate was nice and creamy. There was definitely a warming alcohol quality to it. I was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimots (5) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
Great beer. Great color, lacing, mouth feel and taste. A great ale. At 8% ABV it will get you to where you are going, but if the ABV were a little lower - if it didn’t have as much alcohol bite, I would put this at the top of my list.

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