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RATINGS: 2094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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3.7
hayduke (5600) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
From a can. Don’t see many cans so almost passed on this one. But it was good. Poured red brown with tan head and good lacing. Nose of roasted malts and some hops. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Flavor tends toward caramel malts and there is a dry smoky finish. Good stuff

3.6
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Poured caramel brown from the can. All my friends said it was the darkest beer they have ever seen come out of a can (at which point I told them about ten fidy). Nose is caramel and a hint of smoke. Taste is big rich caramel, nuttiness, sweet malt, distant balancing bittering hops, and more smoke and peat. Pretty rich and pretty sweet. But hey, its a scottish ale, so what can you expect.

3.9
Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Sample at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Pours a mostly clear dark reddish-brown color with a medium thin and foamy beige head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of malt and molasses, along with a touch of hops. Rich body with a sweet character of malt, caramel and molasses that is spiked with a decent amount of hops. The finish is roasted malt with a lingering sweetness left over. Pretty enjoyable all around.

4
SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
this is just a wonderful beer .. lots of coco lacing .. smell is of a scottish bbq and meat shop heated with peat .. has a very solid flavour .. i have to ask myself this as i drink, where are the ribs?? ... is a great scottish .. goes great with a cigar!

2.7
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
The beer pours a dark reddish brown. With liitle head. It smells like burned brown sugar. Tasts like it smells. Way too malty for my taste. My goodness it needs some more hops to balnce the heavy malty syrupy taste. Hooo Weeee! I wouldn’t be able to finish the hole sixer. Real syrupy. It sticks in your mouth and makes me want some water.

4
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2008
V - dark brown. A - strong aroma or caramel and dark roasted malts T - loads of caramel and malt. P - smooth and mellow.

3.1
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - JUN 25, 2008
smoky-coffee aroma same as taste only weaker, taste vary similar to porter style COOL ASS CANS THOUGH, PACKAGING IS IS 9.5

3.9
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Can from Charles. Muddy brown with a small off-white head. Nice aroma of caramel malts, chocolate, a little smoke. Sticky, icky mouthfeel with more caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of hops, and smoke. This is much better than I remember it. I wouldn’t want to drink more than a couple pints of this in a session, but it’s still very good. A bit underrated. One of the best scotch ales I have had.

4.2
doublebock (558) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Strong burning maple alcohol malty aroma. Deep dark color with thin lace. Solid malty flavor though a bit flat. Great smoky burnt finish with subtle hopiness. Best beer from a can on the market.

3.9
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2008
12 oz can. pours dark brown and has a off white head. aroma is caramel and a hint roasted malt. mouthful is smooth and creamy with caramel and a bit of cocoa and brown sugar. very nice and amazing stuff from a can... oskar blues is the bomb in a can!!


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