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RATINGS: 2103   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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3.5
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%.

3.3
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Pours thick oily brown-black with a medium tan head. I want to characterize the pour like this... it honestly looks like motor oil. The nose is also reminiscent of oil, with a smoky and malty overlay, and a touch of beechwood. Flavor is, yet again, motor oil, with lots of burnt malt and woody flavors, along with a faint metallic tang from the can. Mouthfeel is (yep) oily, with a long cream flavored finish.

3.6
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
In event the Dale’s Pale Ale goes over like a lead balloon during the Cellar’s Firday beer tasting, I picked up a six-pack of this Scottish Ale, just in case. This beer pours a dark brownish amber brew with a thick beige head that stick around. Pretty good lacing too. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some smoked dark wood, vanilla and some dark chocolate. Taste is medium to full bodied, smooth, creamy with flavors of sweet caramel, toffee and a touch of apple. Finish is slightly sweet with a fruity malt aftertaste. Actually this is one of the better canned beers I’ve tried.

3.5
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - AUG 11, 2007
Don’t palate this super-thick, super-sweet ale too long, but the taste is definitely unique, and the color is superb. Best out of a glass. Thank you Ethan for my housewarming present.

3.4
JK (6254) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
One of my favorite styles and Oskar Blues has done it reasonably well. They got the palate right, thick and heavy. The aroma is good, if not great. It has some smoke. I’m looking for peat but I’m not sure it is there, maybe in a small quantity. Flavor is very sweet, but it is a sugar sweetness without fruit or other flavor, which makes it too sweet overall. It would have been better to have more smoke flavor and cut down on the sugar.

4
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2007
A deep deep dark red/brown pour with a light tan lace. An aroma of raisins and burnt coffee come to mind for me. A flavor of rich toasted malty chocolate and the raisins. It has a very pleasant lingering after taste that reminds me some of a dried fruit drink not the gooy sweetness of dates but something like the juice would taste if you could make it. A full creamy rich mouth feel and excellent carboantion make this a very damn good beer.

3.5
Skinnyviking (9674) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
Can. Relatively small light brown head. Clear very dark red body. Roasted barley malt aroma with sweet caramel notes. Sweet and mild with a dry and hoppy aftertase. Low carbonation. The high alcohol percentage is very well hidden.

4
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12 oz. can (I hope this wave of canning beers is going to open up the floodgates for us to try more beers!) wow - deep brown (almost black) pour with a sweet malty smell really packs a punch with it’s high alcohol/malty taste - slight smoky flavor balances well with the complex flavors within - vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Excellent (and I don’t normally enjoy Scottish style ales).

3.9
WankerWeasel (18) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Lil 12oz can pours up a nice deep brown colored liquid. Some light is allowed to penetrate in areas where it’s thinner. Nice couple fingers of brownish frothy foam cover the top and slowly settle a bit. Great sticky layer of lace coats the walls of the glass as the foam settles. Big rich Scottish malt fills the nose right away. Hint of caramel and a touch of chocolate at the very end. Killer aroma. Big and bold. Maybe a hint of toffee in there too. Super smooth rich malty body. Slightly sweet caramel coating a touch of chocolate and cream. Smooth and silky on the tongue. Amazingly drinkable with a big and bold flavor. Picked up a sixer in Georgia for $6.99. In Wisconsin it runs $10.99 for a sixer. Kinda hard to swallow that Wisconsin price.

4.8
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 12 oz bottle via JOHNyKAT (hey this guy sends me a package for no reason exept that he is cool..f%&$8n’ hey!!!! thanks, mr kat YOU RULE!). Pours A DEEP DARK BROWN WITH A LARGE BEIGE HEAD. Nose is heavy chocolate malt(nuts), phenols, and yeast. Hmm, this is weird as it tastes like an easy drinking vanilla flavored porter but with much more going on...quite nice. Med body, low carbonation..i love this one but i dont like scotch ales, so whaT DOES THIS MEAN...?!!!!!! I DON’T really know, but i like this beer, it is good at 3 AM on an August night:=)


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