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RATINGS: 2115   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 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 (15563) - 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 (1005) - 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!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2008
(Canned) Clear, very dark red with a small, lacy head. Caramely-malty aroma with somewhat burned feel. Very smooth, lightly burned flavor with some starchy-grainy feel. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. A decent scotch ale, but nothing very special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Dark mahogany, almost an opaque dark brown. Small cream colored head leaves small clumps of lace. Sweet and roasty malts. Roasted barley, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, fig, apricot and hints of banana and apples. Sweet toffee and caramel malt flavors predominate, but are pretty balanced by a dry roastiness and mild hop presence. Some banana and buttery diacetyl notes. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, not quite full to be rated higher. Drinks okay, if youre in the mood for sweet and buttery caramalt pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
12oz can, Courtesy of DeuceDeuceOU, taste is what wins this for me, straight from the fridge the beer is smooth and flavorful, then after it warms a bit out comes tons of carmel flavor with some subtle malt...Very good and no hint of 8% neither.

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