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RATINGS: 2103   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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3.6
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Had on tap at JP Henleys and shared by Dragonstout. Thanks Brian! This is the first beer I have had from this brewer. Poured a dark brown with thin head. Aroma was roasted nuts and toffee. Flavor was slight milk chocolate, caramel, and cream. Very good and very drinkable.

3.4
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2008
On Tap at Highland Kitchen. Cola-brown with a very thin head. Slight spicy-orange aroma. Tastes malty and smoky, medium-bodied with a bit of a sour aftertaste.

3.4
Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
12 oz. can from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Cola brown with a thin head. A thin aroma does contain pleasant notes of brown sugar, toffee, chocolate and peat. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, hops, peat. Well hidden alcohol.

3.8
Plovmand (8595) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
Can bought at LIC. It pours very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is very malty with caramel, wood, peat and a bit smoke. Silky smooth mouthfeel. In the flavour I sense beechwood, a bit sweet chocolate, some smoke and overripe fruit. Bit insipid aftertaste.

3.7
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
355 mL can, drunk from the can, so I don’t really know the colour. Aroma is toffee and sweet, roasted malt. Flavour is sweetish caramel, brown sugar, a touch of smoke, and some candied fruit. Alcohol is invisible. Medium to full body. Medium to low carbonation. Great canned beer.

3.6
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Can poured into frozen pint glass. Its been awhile since I have had a Scotch style ale. Alot of caramel and malt on this one. A bit of a chocolate like aftertaste too. Well hidden 8% abv. Good beer.

3.5
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Can. Poured Brown with some ruby highlights with a tan head that settles out quick. The aroma find caramel and chocolate backed with some other smoky malts. The initial flavor as it was still chilled from the frig was metal, lots of can taste. As it warmed this went away and the flavor follows much the same as the aroma. Medium body, smooth, and sweet throughout.

3.3
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2008
rich brown cola color. lots of chocolate flavors with a mellow alcohol finish. it’s growing on me

3.5
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Can. Pours a very deep brown with almost no head. Aroma of toffee and caramel malts. The flavor is rich roasted malts: brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, and caramel. The 8% ABV gives the sweetness a bit of a bite. A fairly good Scotch Ale, but the mouthfeel is a bit flat, and the beer could use some more hops for balance.

4
Capa (3402) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Pours deep brown/ruby with a beaige head. Toffee, molasses, roasted malts, some cocoa, and spices in the aroma. Very tasty! Roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, molasses, and nice spice. Bubbly body with a light burn. Flavors pop well and are expertly blended. Surprisingly, it remains pretty easy to drink.


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