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RATINGS: 2115   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2007
I dont usually like malty beers, but the smoky flavor at the end of this beer sold me on this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draft. Dark brown in color. 1/2" head. Cigarettes-caramel scent, if that makes any sense. Burnt caramel in taste. Expected a lawnmower beer and got something much better. Sampled @ American Beer Fest in Boston

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2007
draft- poured a dark aborwn hue with a thick tan head. Aromawas very smkoy with some nice malt notes. Flavor was sweet with some caramel notes but a nice smoky presence relly balanced out the sweetness. The overall body somewhat watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Appearance: Pours out dark chestnut brown in color with a brown head made of thin, unconnected bubbles that soon vanished. Smell: Sweet-smelling with a huge, rich malty profile. Sliced dried dates. Fresh flowers. Some gentle spiced rum booze notes as well. Taste: CAN YOU HANDLE MALT?!?! Lets hope so! Caramel and toffee almost exclusively dominate the palate, no question there. Cocoa powder. And some smokiness. Nice touch, fellas! Gentleman Jack-ish. Alcohol is apparent in this brew. A teeny-weeny amount of herbaceous hops add a bit of spice for the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full in body, with a faint amount of carbonation. Creamy. Drinkability: Well made and full of flavor. A bang-up job for a canned beer. Give it a try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Mmmm, creamy goodness here. Lots of chocolate taste, about as close to a milkshake type taste i have had in a beer. My first scottish ale, so i didnt know what to expect, big fan now! lots of caramels and chocolate, its like candy in a can! yummmmmmmm, glad this available in Hudson WI now!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2017 Can from JCB - thanks, Jason! Sweet malty aroma with brown sugar and figgy molasses. Just loads of fruit. Light roast with just a touch of bg fruit roll-up (a nice addition!). A very dark ruby with a frothy, rocky, creamy tanned head. Sweet roasty taste ends a wee bit dryer. Again, loads of fruit, competing with a strong smokiness. Alcohol is well-concealed. Light-medium body. Somewhat syrupy mf toward the end, and a slightly harsh (though not from carbonation) finish and aftertaste - likely the alcohol kicking in. Yes, finish and aftertaste are not pleasant. However, I am now officially a believer in the new movement toward cans - this is flavor country. [2007.06.07: 3.5]

Has been one of the easiest to reach for a sixer of -- surprisingly balanced, depth of malt tones, smoky caresses, smooth. Alcohol well-hidden, a delight. [2017.04.16: 4.0]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 Nice! Smoke, peat, and caramel, all you could really want in a Scotch ale. Not quite as complex as some of the top tier stuff but very, very fine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
12oz can. Dark Brown, reddish tint. aroma of piney hops, hint of peat smoke. Milk Chocolate colored, foamy head. Sweet flavors of malt. Finishes with a small bite of bitter hops. Loved cooking Brats with it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Can at the local watering hole. Wow, a very different kind of beer. Pours from the can a dark brown color with a tan like head. Heavy scents of roasted malts and a touch of caramel and chocolate that carry over into the flavor of the beer. This beer kicked ass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3167) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Draft, great stuff. Pours thick with lots of head, lots of malty scents with a hint of smoke/roastedness at the end. Very scotch tasting, whateve that means.


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