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RATINGS: 2123   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
12 oz can from a trade with franknbeans. pours reddish/brown with a small tan head. big dark fruit malt aromas with a touch of smoke, not to much but enough to notice. flavours are a malt tooths wet dream. complex malt structure without being overly sweet. very enjoyable sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (644) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Now this is a nice looking beer. Burgundy in color with an ample tan head which sticks around for quite a while. S- Smell is fairly faint, raisins, yeasty notes. T- Taste leans toward very dark fruits, raisins, figs, with a very creamy sweet flavor. Almost like a watered down quad but not is a bad way. M- A little light on the carbonation, medium viscosity. D- At first I thought this one would easily be a sessionable beer but after a while there is a sticky sweetness that gets left behind in your mouth. Good drinkability in general though, I would have it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
Draught at Jacob Wirths. Pours a very dark brown, much darker that Id expect from a Scotch Ale. The taste and aroma are sweet and malty, almost sticky, it coats the mouth and lingers. Rather enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (3142) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Dse. Flot mrkebrun l med et pnt skum. Ndde-sherry aroma der virkelig er dejlig. SMagen er meget sd men igen med en nddeagtig karakter der virkelig gr det til en fornjelse. Tyk og cremet i munden. Fantastisk l.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
Pours a clear deep amber brown with a nice foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and semi-sweet chocolate. Nice flavor, caramel sweetness with coffee bitterness and a smoky finish. Better than most anything in a can!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2008
Pours a very dark brown, rust color with a small, frothy tan head. Very malty aroma, both sweet and roasted with a little bit of coffee. Very creamy body. Flavor is a little light, mainly coffee with a little smoky wood flavor. The finish has a slightly oily feel somewhat reminiscent of scotch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2008
big yeast and bread aroma right after the pour ... yeasty aroma stays with the beer ... roasted malt taste ... watered down scotch whiskey without the alcohol ... so far Im not a huge fan of this style; but this is the best so far ...... Ill go back to it eventually

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2008
Pours a dark opaque brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. Flavor is malty with some caramel and chocolate and a strange smoky finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2008
While not the last word in complexity, Old Chub is still a balanced, vastly enjoyable brew! The aroma resembles a good chocolate cake right out of the oven. It pours a dark but clear brown with a reddish cast and ample head retention and lacing. The flavor celebrates malt without overpowering viscosity or sweetness. The smokiness lingers in the finish, along with a slight alcohol burn. Well done.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pkbites (916) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2008
Oskar Blues can do no wrong. Like ALL (yes, ALL!) their other offerings this is truly the nectar of the Gods. Pours a beautiful color, nose of chocolate cake batter. What I love about this is its not over powering in any of its flavor. Smooth, pudding like chocolate taste, but not a hit in the face with a pie. Very light, light, LIGHT smokey flavor. But, once again, only lightly so. The chocolate, smoke, and malt come together in a swirl of delicat delight. Nothing over-powers anything else. A slow sip and push on the tongue is recommended, but you actually could chug this if you wanted to. This is the first time Ive come across a craft brew I could say both of those things at once. I have seen the future of brewing excellence, and Oskar Blues is its name!!!!!!!


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