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RATINGS: 2098   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Reddish brown to black in color. Decent beige colored head. Caramel in the aroma with some peat and sweet. Taste is a little smoke, caramel, and malty. Sticky sort of feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1601) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2008
Nice red brown colour. Quite a mild nose. Some alcohol in the taste. Softness of coffee an sweet chocolate. Suitable amounts of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandstew (11) - Salisbury, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2008
I bought a 6 pack of OB Old Chub along with a case of OB Dales Pale Ale a little over a month ago and have very much enjoyed them both. Ive never really dabbled too much with scotch ales. pours a rich dark brown; 1 inch head. Balanced and complex aroma with savory and sweet flavor profiles; cocoa, oak, maybe molasses, and a bit o hop. Sweet with the alcohol coming through on the back end. Good brew with pasta or something to balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Can. Dr. Pepper body with a lasting foamy head. Nose-straw, peat, dust, cola. Taste-chalky, light peat, medium perfect sweetness, medium peat smoke, light unsweet dark fruit, alcohol on the back end, very creamy without being lactic. Very nice. I like this, and I am not usually fond of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
(can): Pours a dark dark brownish body. Good sized head, lasting, tannish, good lacing. Malty alcoholy aroma. Decent taste. Not a fan of the sweet maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Very sticky beer. Pours a dark brown that looks like syrup. Taste is very syrupy, with toffee sugar and some cola notes. This one had a slight hoppiness that I didnt want as much of, being a sweeter beer style, but it was still very good. I could drink many a one of these bustards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2008
330ml can (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008)
Good deep red, doughy head. Very malty aroma, some wet sheep. Very smooth and soft in the mouth. Massive roasty malty taste - some coffee. Very sticky. Quite authentic Scottish bent. Quite punchy, and with a decent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2008 Well, I guess this fits the description of a scotch ale but for my taste its just way to malty and seems unbalanced. Seems to lean towards being a porter at least a borderline one. I have no idea how to rate this one other than to say itll be good in chili come next year. Cant punish it that bad though b/c it does fit the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Clear dark mahogany with a stable craft ale head of various bubble size and with lace. Floral caramel malt aroma with earthy and chocolate notes. Big bodied sweet and fortifying. Has a noticeable hop flavor mingled with dusty cocoa, toffee and smoke. Balanced bitterness. Quite the Americanized version of the style, big and bold upfront but perhaps lacking in follow through complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2009 Can, Kegs & Barrels, McKinney, TX. Pours a nice dark ruby with tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light chocolate. Flavor is light sweet dark roast, toffee, chocolate, caramel, some light peat smoke. Palate is full bodied with medium carbonation. Very nice!!!!!

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