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RATINGS: 2084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2007
This is an interesting beer that reminds me of my time living in Scotland. Strong alcohol aroma mixed with a sweet smoky flvor make it an ideal desert pairing beer. Strong molasses and malt flavors make this a beer that though it steps outside of the IPA style that I normally drink is very, very drinkable. I really like this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Tasty beer that is accurately described through the brewer. Kind of like mild, bottled smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa for this beer. Honestly, I was apprehensive of this brew because it was in a can, but man, it was great! Aroma was intensely malty, with over ripened fruit and dark brown sugar notes. Taste was of caramel, mild coffee, slightly spicy, and vanilla. A smokey presence lingers throughout the tasting. An excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a deep red with a small off white head. Lots of molasses and caramel in the aroma. Both of those combine nicely in the flavor, kind of smoky and a bit of chocolate thrown in. Finish was thick but not lingering. Very interesting. Thanks goes to BlackForestCO for hooking me up with this!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Can. Pours a wonderful dark brown, with pretty tan head - reminded me of cappuccino froth. Aroma of chocolate and malt, repeated upon taste with some roasted-ness in there. Solid finish. Delightful.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Clear deep mahogany red brown body with a huge light brown head; Not to big but very pleasant dark and milk caramel sweet nose; Soft texture, bitter very milky sweet body with way to little carbonation; Quite long bitter sweet finish, spicy tobacco notes are apparent, thin texture and yet a little cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2765) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Neato. My 2nd canned good beer today! Looked a deep garnet in the pour, but is a near opaque dark brown in the glass, with a large thick beige head. Aroma features the dark malts, with chocolate and to a lesser extent caramel, also a bit roasty. Flavor much the same, features a pleasantly dry roasted chocolate flavor, leading to a dry finish that is complemented by a leafy hop bitterness. Theyve done well to contain the potential sweetness of a beer like this without over-hopping it. Super!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Can from Beerlando. Mildly sweet aroma at first then turning into notes of molasses, some wet wood and a hint of piney hops. Pours a nice deep, rich dark brown with full amber highlights. Plenty of flavor and balanced nicely. Lots of sweet malt, a touch of smoke, molasses, toffee and a kiss of wood smoke. Medium to full bodied. Finishes rather dry at first turning into a linger smoked woodiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1188) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Okay, so Im the last guy on the block to try a good canned beer (Thanks for the push Jayb0). Decided to taste it in its element. No glass, just can. First sip seemed off, then a clean the top of the can. Next sip, wonderful. Smoky chocolate sweetness. Wait...molasses. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pours a clear cola-colour with a creamy tan head that fades to a sudsy film, leaving behind rings of lacing that resemble those found in N2 beers. The nose is graced by rich chocolate and caramel malts with hints of roast and smoke. The flavour is incredibley rich and malty, blending bountifull dark chocolate, mocha, cola, oats, wood, and caramel. In the finish, the advertised suggestions of smoke comes through along with some bittering, earthy hops to balance out this malty monstrosity of a beer. The mouthfeel is creamy and drying, but the finish is lacking intensity of flavour, although the duration is good.


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