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RATINGS: 2098   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Pours dark brown/red with a thin sand-colored head. Fresh aroma mainly of malt sweetness: caramel, bread, dark fruit, sugar. I may have caught Cracker Jack on a whiff. Anyway, the flavor: sweet and sugary caramel followed by some roasted malt. The palate is a little syrupy, accentuating this beer’s singular drive to bang home sweet malts. It’s a decent beer, but Old Chub does not call to mind a fine single malt scotch. Maybe Glenfiddich on ice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Oh beer, how I missed you. Pours black brown color with a medium to large sized light brown head that quickly turns to off white. Nose is rubber, soy sauce / teriyaki sauce with white rice, caramel, and dusty malt. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and I am left wishing for a more chewy / sticky coating to my palate. The taste is a bit basic as well. I am getting wood, caramel, a fleeting hint of dates, and a definitely some smoked malt. Very bitter and lasting finish that lasts at least 45 seconds.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Funknmilla (742) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2008
12 oz can...deep brown-dark tan head...rich smoky sweet scents---a malty peaty scotch-like essence...smooth body..for a can, wow never would suspect it once it is in the glass...it has similar flavors to the aroma...its quite good...i enjoy a bit of peatiness to my brew...there is also a bit of chocolate...a damn good scotch ale, and especially a canned one---even a lacing that looks like drippy dots

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2765) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Can. Heavy malt aromas of roasted, molasses, and mild coffee, moderate hops and yeast of resin and earth, with notes of raisin, toffee, and vanilla. Head is large, creamy, off-white, with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark brown. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly acidic to start and finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, between watery and almost syrupy and has a lively carbonation. A deep maltiness and well rounded flavors makes this one of the best Scotch Ales I’ve tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Tap @ Pizza Port SB. Pours murky brown with a short off-white head. Peat, molasses, leather, and smoke in the nose. Rich caramel taste with nuts, followed by the peat/smoke and a bitter finish. Kind of chewy ending. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Aroma of chocolate and roast malts with some coffee and peat notes. Dark amber brown with small creamy tan head. Grassy hop flavor then roasty malts with some smoke and peat with a touch of alchohol warming in the finish. Moderate bitterness. Medium very creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 12 oz can from Pizza Port bottle shop Carlsbad: Deep burgandy color with a small, fading tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and caramel. Flavor starts rich and malty with caramel, a nutty note, a little raisin, a hint of smoke and a light bitterness in the finish. Medium body is creamy with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (918) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Can, totally surprised by this one. Got the 6 pack for free and assumed it would be something cheap. Loads of malt aroma. Great malt chocolate taste. Incredible. Caramel and its creamy mouthfeel make you feel like you’re drinking a beer milkshake. Great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Pours from the can - go figure - a dark brown with a nice head that reduces but remains for the entire experience. the lacing on the sides of the glass is perfect. A thick scotch ale that feels like it is textured on your tongue. Strong flavor of toffee and roasted malts. An excellent, excellent scotch ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 3, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a white head. Smells sweet, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Taste is silky smooth, with tobacco, smoked peat, chocolate, coffee, and the alcohol tastes like a scotch ending. Very smooth and dark. My only two faults are that I wish it didn’t smell like a porter and that the head was larger/lacing present. Pretty good though.


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