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RATINGS: 2123   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cavman (2) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
Nice malty/chocolaty aroma, pours a dark brown with redish tints if hel up to a light. Very nice malt flavor with a hint of chocolate and only slight roastiness, leaves a lingering smoky taste. More medium bodied than full, but overall an excellent beer for the malt lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5662) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
This ale pours a deep, almost opaque chocolaty brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, persistent ecru head. Rich aroma is like smoky coffee, what I call "stouty." Flavor has coffee and chocolate tones, and a fair amount of smokiness. Texture is jazzy and edgy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Better roughly poured with a little lacing and a nice dark color with lots of character. Light aromas are caramel-like malts and chocolate. Full-flavored malty scothch ale has a creamy palate and a long finish of chocolate, hazelnut and caramel. Little hopping, but nice balance and flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Can from Zinister. Thanks!
Pours a nice brown with an aroma of metallic nut and weak chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt with grassy peat and candy. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, but not excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
black pour with a thin cream head. thick malt scent with roasted malts and a hint of smoke. great thickness and a very nice malty flavor that ends with a smooth smoke aftertaste. very impressive brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
When they say "cola-colored" they werent kidding. Looks just like a cherry coke. Since I am a malt lover, I enjoyed this one, but would have liked something a little different; I just cant put my finger on it. Very nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 Can, into chalice. Pours dark brown, not quite opaque, with a very thin tan head and reddish-brown highlights around the edges. Nose is carmel, a bit of roast malt, full of dark sweetness with a toasted quality. Taste is sweet chocolate malt, caramel, rich, with a faint roasty dryness on the finish. Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, smooth and creamy without being overly heavy. This beer was stunningly good with a homemade dark-chocolate icing donut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1106) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Incredibly tasty Scotch style ale. Flavors were complex and creamy with hints of chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6354) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Th aroma has nice rich toffee, toasted malt, caramel and an inviting richness. Medium body with very light carbonation. The flavor starts with fairly burnt toffee, a richness although the beer is fairly dry, some chocolate maltiness and a bit of smoke. the finish has some burnt caramel, extra toasted malt and more of the smoke. However the smoke is never like the meaty variety. An enjoyable scotch ale I hope to revisit in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
ABV:8.0% Calories: estimated at 200 C Volume: 12 fl oz can Glass: tulip (nee thistle) Purchased at: Joe Canals Lawrenceville Price: $1.50 per can Consumed at: home Impression: Deep dark ruby brown. Rich. tastes of chocolate, coffee, and smoke in a slightly watery base, but not badly so. Visually stunning. Head starts off tannish brown and thick, but reduces to a wispy foam with little head. Palate is slightly thin, but likely in keeping with the style. Im not that familiar with Scotch Ale. A very nice color and aroma, and the alcohol is hidden well. Not nearly as rich as a chocolate or coffee stout, but certainly a worthy ale. Aroma: 8 out of 10 Visuals: 4 out of 5 Taste: 8 out of 10 Palate: 3 out of 5 Overall: 15 out of 20 I liked the dark rich color, the chocolate aroma, and the relatively reasonable price per can for an Oskar Blues beer. Dales Pale Ale can go for upwards of 4.50 per can.

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