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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (979) - Amager (form. Nrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Clear dark, reddish brown with a solid beige head. Very malty aroma of grain, cocoa and a wee bit of smoke. Flavour is sweet and also has elements of cocoa/chocolate along with roasted malts and a nice bitterness supplemented by a light smokiness. A very nice beer indeed, though not overly complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Mrkebrun l. Duft af Chokolade og karamel og let humle. Smag af rg, chokolade, bitter sd karamel. Eftersmag er rget og tr. Udemrket l. Super duft i starten der dog aftager. For meget whiskey eftersmag til mig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Pours dark mahogony with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet malt with molasses. Flavor is also sweet, but is nicely balanced by some hop bitterness. Roasted flavors come in late. The alcohol is very well hidden. A good Scotch ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2007
A sweet molasses like aroma, some malt, mohagony, pours a small toffee head, some lace. Taste is roasted malt, brown sugar. Light bodied, balanced,sweet, bitter. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours very dark, deep amber. Scotch ale taste right from the start, but not overwhelmingly so. Finishes very clean, & can taste the malt influence throughout. Id go w/the smoky flavor others have listed, but not so far as "peaty." Can catch some of the alcohol in the aroma, but they hide the 8% very well. Probably the only scotch ale Id buy on a regular basis.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Date: July 09, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, solid head
Aroma: rich malty aroma with a bit of roasted and lots of smoked malts
Flavor: rich malt flavor, great smoked character, lots of rich chocolate, a nice amount of balancing sweetness, big smokey peat is the dominant character to the end
Overall: excellent

Date: November 21, 2005
Mode: can
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, whispy tan head
Aroma: sweet malty aroma with a touch of smokey peat and fruit
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice touch of peat that grows as it warms

Date: October 23, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac decatur
Aroma: sweet and smokey dark caramel aroma
Flavor: picking up a lot more sweet dark caramel malt flavor

Date: January 10, 2012
Mode: nitro
Source: tmac kennesaw
the nitro brings out a bigger sweeter character but it is still well balanced by the smokey peat, maybe too sweet, I like nitro but it does not work as well in this case,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1765) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pours thickly to a dark chocolate brown with chestnut red edges. Lacing sticks all over the sides. Sweet chocolate aroma with a lemony alcoholic undertone. Black cherries under the cocoa and a hint of the caramel malt. Burnt graham cracker, vanilla and kahlua flavors with a dirty copper coating. Hints of molasses and purple grapes. Slightly hot, residual oak tone. This would benefit so much from a little more density. Lacking this, the raw burn and general dirtiness are hard to ignore. The malts are so nice that this could have been a real first class effort. Close.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Thick and frothy on the pour. Smells of burnt carmel and hops. Taste is good. Dark, mildly chocolate, carmel, molases, roasted hops. I like the texture. VERY thick and frothy, almost slippery. A good Scottish ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcp23 (54) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Straight from the can, right after work. Ive never been much of a fan of the Scottish Ale style... until now! Really didnt take the time to smell it, so Im taking an approximated guess at this. From what I could see bubbling out of the top of the can, it appeared to be a rich, chocolate brown color, with a foaming, khaki colored head. Upon first sip my first thought was, " this is like drinking a chocolate bar." Before I finished it very quickly, I tasted a delicious roasted malt flavor, rich milk and dark chocolate notes, creamy caramel, and palpable overtures of smoky coffee, all accompanied by a full, round, rich mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Never tasted anything quite like this. An absolute delight to drink and most agreeable with my typically hop-tilting palate. The perfect and equal melodious counterpoint to the glorious Dales Pale Ale. I cant believe it took me so long to getting around to trying this. Looking forward to pouring my next one into the proper glassware first. Nice pick, Jim. Long live Oskar Blues Brewery!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2007
Can at home - shared with Mette. Dark dark brown (almost black) - light brown head. Aroma: Chokolate, roasted malts, burned, light smoke, light berries. Taste: Chokolate, light smokey, burned, roasted, raisins, caramel, light sweetness, high malty, nice medium hoppy. A very rich beer !!


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