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RATINGS: 2126   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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3.7
shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12 oz can from ross... Oskar Blues Old Chub pours is dark brown and fairly opaque. It has a lasting brown head that is quite dense and leaves lacing rings with each drink. The aroma is malty, fruity, and a little yeast. As the beer warms up, some roasted malt becomes apparent in the aroma as well. The flavor is malty and slightly sweet. Roasted malt and some chocolate undertones add to the complexity and depth of the flavor. There is a little alcohol and bitterness in finish. The body is medium-full and is smooth on the palate. A sensation of warming alcohol enhances the overall experience. Overall Old Chub is a well crafted Scottish Ale.

3.6
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Tap at falling rock. Pours a cola brown color with a medium size soapy off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is caramel malt, some spiciness, chocolate, small hint of smoke. Palate is medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet finish. Rock solid, though not great.

4.3
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 28, 2007
Can. Pours Nut brown with a small tan head. Aroma and taste are both very chocolate like. Nice roasted notes. Real solid beer.

3.4
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours a sepia color with an off-white head. Semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Some roasted notes. Flavor is a medium chocolate and toasted caramel. Mild and smooth drinker. Nice beer.

3.5
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Dark ruddy brown color with ruby tints. Soapy white head, a tighter-looking carbonation than Scotch ales usually have. Aroma is malty, but otherwise pretty plain-smelling, no real strong peat or smoke aromas of note. Palate is a bit thin, but pretty drinkable. Taste is better than the aroma, with some caramel and spice notes. Not bad, very drinkable, but not in the upper echelons of the style for me.

3.7
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Dark Brown Coloring with Sandy Tan Head. Light Smokey Malt Aroma...Light Roasts. Dark Malt, Light Caramel and Chocolate. Alot of Smoked Malt Flavor...Light Bittered Dry Ending. Medium Mouthfeel. Impressive For a Can. To Enjoy Fully, You Must Enjoy Smoked Flavor, but A Very Nice Scotch Ale!

4.9
Ludicolt (1) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers... I keep a lot of this stocked up at all time... love the taste...

3.3
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2007
ITS rich malty and it will fill your mouth with cream just like me, smooth like caramel and very good brew id like a steak and a blowjob and wash her down a little hoppy?

3.8
Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Its about time that the Can gets some respect. Strong notes of Caramel, toasty coffee, mild cocoa, and lots of malty flavor. It hits you hard. perfect for a night cap.

3.6
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Can. Pours black with an off white head. Very dark, strong aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Aroma is the best thing going for this. The taste is slightly bitter with some chocolate and malts but tastes a bit flat. It lacks oomph. Or carbonation. Something there is missing that makes the taste as good as the smell. It’s still good but could be better.


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