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97
style
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2123   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Pours dark black/brown, moderate head. Aroma of sweet malts and toffee. Flavor is chocolate, smokey, coffee. Creamy and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Hellava good beer, great balanced scents of chocolate, coffee, hops, brown sugar pop tarts, nice aromas and well married together, deep dark brown-black body with slight lacing, flavor is just as advertised in the nose, goes down really well and too easily, just a great quaffer, palate is creamy, almost oatmeal stout catagory, once again very nice, alchohol, it’s too easy to drink, alcohol is not even noticable, that can be dangerous for such a tasty brew... I want a 22oz bomber of this stuff!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Pour from a can, dark amber color wiht off white head. Big malty aroma. More dark malts in the taste. Caramel, and some roasty flavors. Pure Maltbomb. Decent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
12oz can shared with Matt7215 and his brother, Matts can (thanks Matt). Pours a nice dark mahogany, with a small off white head. Aroma is really really nice! Major peaty malts, like big time, and not much else, but whats there is so damn good smelling you dont really need much else. Flavour is like a punch in the face with peat, but for some reason you welcome the hit! But in all seriousness, huge peaty, chewy, delicious malts with a great full body to it, pretty smoky too. Maybe my sensory perceptions were off, but I would have bet money that this was only 5% abv, it hides the alcohol THAT well. Man, seriously good stuff here! Maybe it really appeals to the Scottish in me. I wish I could get this all the time around here!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Near black with a tight tan head. Big roasted malt nutty aroma with some smoke. Smooth, medium body. Rich, hearty flavor is mildly sweet and smoky with caramel and roasted nuts. nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Dark amber brown, malty, toffee, dark fruits, roasted peet, little chocolate, slight hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4486) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
12oz can. Very very dark brown pour, nose is ALL malt. Sweet caramel, bready, sticky toffee malt. Faint hops in the flavour a more malt. Some nice caramel corn notes, and maybe some ripe fruits like candied figs. Wow, what a nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Can shared by Fidel, pours attractive burnt caramel brown with ruby highlites. Nose is roasted peet and caramel. Same as in the nose, the flavor has some nice roasted qualities with caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KawaBomber (221) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12oz Can: Pours brown w/ a smallish tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is sweet malts w/ an almost bready character. Flavor is delightful; caramel, chocolate, smoke & a bit of warming alcohol in the finish. Nice smooth & creamy mouthfeel w/ a slightly burnt/bitter finish. Waiting for it to warm a little more here...A bit more smoke/peat after letting it warm. Alcohol is still well hidden though. 8% in an easy to transport can. Someone is taking care of us beer drinkers...Oskar Blues that is...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Tap, Monk’s in Philadelphia. Arrived with a thick tan head, very cloudy opaque brown/chocolaty body. Was advertised as "...hoppier than other versions of this style..." and it is definitely true! Not sure if I liked it that much...though the 8% ABV really helped make the night more comfortable.


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