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RATINGS: 2098   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2513) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 20, 2016
Can. Copper in colour, white head. Malty, caramel, toasted notes, light chocolate and dried fruits. Medium sweet, malty flavours with marzipan and raisins in finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitterness in finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1465) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2016
355 ML Can Pours a light cola color, settles like a cola color. Good ruby hues. Light tan head that falls off to a thin collar. Nose is chocolate, dark cherry, slight smoke, ash, and a little bit of sourness. Good grain profile. Taste is slightly sour and ashy chocolate, smoke, and cherry. Well balanced as get all the main ingredients of this. A little more sour and smoky in the mouth. Good scotch ale and on par for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1367) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 16, 2016
Can from mchughs. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Aroma is nut, dough, caramel, light roast malt. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, with hint of chocolate. Lasting sweet finish. Liquid caramel. Very smooth and rounded beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2016
Boks 355ml fra Vinmonopolet Oslo - Aker Brygge. Drukket hjemme 29 Okt 16. Ultramrk amber. Hyt kremaktig skum med litt farge. Pen lacing. Forsiktig baconaroma. Smaken har samme lette baconpreget. Syrlig bitter etter hvert. Avslutter trt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1849) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2016
Clear, very deep copper body with a small, light tan head that ends up as a partially covering film, ok lacing. Malty and strong aroma of sweet caramel and lightly roasted malt, with chocolate and dark dried fruits in the back. Very strong flavour of sweet caramel, dark caramel and lightly roasted malt, upon a background of chocolate, dark dried fruits and hints of marzipan. Moderate sweet taste followed by a long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, creamy and soft carbonation. Great stuff!
[35.5 cl can, enjoyed 8 months after canning, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (451) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Great malt aroma. Brown pour that is clear with a beige head. Taste is slightly spicy with a malt driven backbone, a hint of smoke and booze. Palate is thick with good carbonation. Overall, a wonderful beer to have a couple of. Will get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iguanodon (145) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Pours clear dark brown/red with a thick brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Taste of sweet caramel, malt, slight chocolate, cherry, smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 16, 2016
Can. Clear, brown, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Can off Cousin Matt. Sturdy but soft bellied malt sipper with carob, cocoa-dusted fig, vanilla pod, Caribbean spice and raisin nose. Slick mahogany glossy with beige. Silken lactic palate mellow with muscovado and fig. Alcohol not discernible. Chilled, elegant, nearly too sweet. Faint Twiglet and liquorice. An unexpectedly long way from the park bench

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2276) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2016
355mL can from Booze Bud. Canned on 05/16/16 Pours a deep bronze body, holding a orange-tan head. Rich malt nose - treacle & toffee, roast nut, meaty smoke/charr, cola, cake, touch of fragrant, citrus hops. Full body, quite boozy upfront, not as thick as expected but smooth, chewy texture. Big malty ride on the palate - roast nuts, biscuit, burnt toffee, citrus rind, cocoa, dark fruits, touch of smoke. Moderate bitterness. Very good - solid Wee Heavy

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