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RATINGS: 2095   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 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 !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Pours a nice thick dark brown with a medium tan creamy head. Very malty rich aroma, slight smoked peat, chocolate, caramel, sweet molasses. The flavor is very rich, alcohol shows through just a little. Smoked peat a tad noticeable, but well contained. Nice caramel, chocolate, molasses in the taste. A fantastic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Dark deep red, small head. Aroma is chocolate and roast but I detect some hop aroma thats completely out of character. I know I taste hop bitterness and flavor, should be none in a Scottish style beer. Also caramel, toffee, and a little roasty toasty malt. Its a decent, but mislabed beer. More of a big porter I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Can. Pours a deep brown with a rich, dense coffee-colored head. Aroma is rich dark malts, chocolate, roasty, coffee. Flavors include lots of rich malt, coffee, chocolate, light smoke, and toast. Quite sweet with a dry astringency coming out at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Smoked roasted scent exploded out of the can and poured a thin respectable head with little carbonation. Darker than any other scotch style Ive had and attractive residual lacing sticks to the side of the glass with each sip. Great interplay of dark malt, sweetness, smoked malt, and friendly bitterness to round out the experience. Everything swirls in the mouth and lasts on the back of the roof of my mouth. Found myself rating it a bit higher as I enjoyed the second can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Tap. Dark mahogany with very little head. The aroma is overwhelmingly of coffee. There is very little carbonation. The flavor was sweet and malty and not too roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4974) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Another from Skyview. Dark brown color with a thick head. Big aroma of peaty smoke and some salt. Very sweet malt taste, peaty body and just enough hop bitterness towards the finish to keep it from turning into syrup. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Sweet malt nose on this dark brown body with brown head. Peat in the nose and body with a faint hp character to the sweet smokey body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
While I like this brewerys beers, I was not terribly impressed with this one. It seemed a bit monolithic, with nothing to cut through the big, chunky, sweetness. Not that I demand hops in this style, but I would have really appreciated some light fruit notes or something else which would offer a bit of respite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - AUG 14, 2007
This dark beer has a very thick and oily palete. Reasonable head. Has a sweet flavor but is well balanced. Does not taste overly of alcohol despite being 8%.

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