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RATINGS: 1904   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Nice spicing, not overwhelming. Good finish. Not too heavy not too light. Great color.Loved the can.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (565) - - MAR 5, 2015
On tap @GarricksHeadPub. Thick, heavy and smoky. Sweet-leaning and very dry. A little rough on the palate. Has a sharp tangy finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UrbanCaveman (117) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at ~45 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a deep hickory brown, and forms a massive tan head with both good retention and crazy lacing as it slowly recedes. Smell: Toffee and caramel malts, and more than a hint of something floral. Taste: And yep, thatíd be what I imagine floral perfume tastes like. Faintly, under the barrage of rancid garbage runoff - sorry, I mean hops, itís just reflex to type the other thing - thereís something that vaguely resembles toffee and chocolate malt. But any hope of getting any malt complexity died when the bushels and bushels and bushels and bushels of hops were poured into the tun. Mouthfeel: Odd. This starts out feeling medium-bodied, and transforms into a soda-like thinness by the end. Overall: Nope. I drink these styles of beer expressly for the malt. As soon as enough hops to start coming forward join the party, Iím out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2075) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pour from Nitro Can. Dark amber to brown pour with a tall, super creamy tan head that has great retention. Aroma is dark caramel, mild smoke, toffee, sweet woody notes, a little peat smoke, and toasted flour. Flavor is dark caramel, toasted nuts, light chocolate, a hint of roast, peat smoke, a hint of boiled grapes, sweet woody notes, earthy, floral and herbal hops. Medium body, chewy to creamy feel, light carbonation. Good stuff overall, itís been while since I have had the non-nitro version, but I think I liked it more..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Can at home. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, caramel, taste is sweet burnt toffee, dry, malty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3156) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
16oz nitro can, very dark brown color, with a creamy tan head, with a mild dark dried fruit, toffee, caramelized nose, with a brown sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, chocolate, roasted malty, subtle fruitcake accent, and a faint coffee, burnt toast, dark bitter chocolate, sugar pie crust, french toasted note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet caramelized, biscuity, toasted, pale, roasted, chocolate malty, toffee, brown chocolate, subtle molasses, light dark bitter chocolate character, with some faint coffee, fruitcake, burnt toasted, Grahamís cracker, sugar pie crust, light sponge toffee flavours, leading towards a fruity, toffee, sweet caramelized, toasted, biscuity, pale, chocolate, roasted maltiness finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (373) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Can at home. Pours dark, root beer colored. Khaki head, dissipates to a lacy film. Aroma is light chocolate malts, toast, a bit nutty. Taste is light chocolate, a bit of woody smoke. Semi sweet, balanced. Medium- heavy body, average carbonation. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (41) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Dark caramel cola color with tan head that faded quickly. Light lacing. Picking up on sweet chocolate and caramel malts with hint of smokiness. Palate is smooth with a light creaminess with a ever so slightly bitter semi dry finish. Worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Nitro tap, sampled from notes. Loads of caramel, some dark fruit and some light smokey notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2559) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Nitro can from Bertís Tawny brown color with that micro bubbled tan head that is typical of a nitrogenated beer. Sweet caramel and dark fruity aromas with a touch of smoke in both the aroma and flavor. Nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1004) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2015
12oz can pours dark almost opaque brown red with light edges, finger of head. Nose is nice plum, grape, some light dark wheat and soft dark fruit, nose is just a tad more subtle than I would like. Taste is similar with nice smooth palate, plum, grape, hints of fruity cocoa. Finishes with low bitterness and subtle semi sweet dark fruit notes of plum, earthy chocolate, and grape. Pretty good.


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