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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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
When I first learned to homebrew, I tried my hand at a Scottish-style ale. The kind sir at the local homebrew shop helped me pick out ingredients which included one in particular: peat smoked malt. To the purveyor of homebrew ingredients standing before me, this was as integral to a good scottish-style as was "secret sauce" to a Big Mac. The scales fell from my eyes when later I discovered the sauce recipe was hardly more than mayonnaise, French dressing, and relish - and that peat smoked malt wasn’t necessary to scottish-style beers. What was necessary was the long carmelizing boil to perform a deep tissue massage on an otherwise malty beer. Old Chub is like wearing a smoking jacket made of polished mahogany, with leather cuffs and collar.


3.9
VDuquerroux (1820) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2017
Can 35.5cL. 8%. Purchase ("Biere-revolution.com", FR). Home. A sparkling black beer with mahogany hues ; big beige foamy head ; good retention ; ok lacing. Roast, light caramel, wood, bourbon?, dried fruity notes, licorice, alcohol. Medium sweet, warming, light dry, bitter note. Medium body, light silky creamy texture, average carbonation, sweet caramel strong finish. Overall, very good ! Reading the description, there are "beechwood-smoked malts" ; yes, surely smoky notes.

3.4
mieszal92 (362) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Poszło w aromacie karmelem, kandyzo outwanymi. Slodkie, gęste, oblepiające. Alkohol świetnie ukryty jak na prawie 9%. Kawka, mnóstwo karmelu. Powinno poleżeć w beczce

3.5
Cybuch (519) - Muszyna, POLAND - OCT 10, 2017
W aromacie karmel i rodzynki. Barwa bursztynowa, piana drobna, utrzymujaca sie. W smaku slodkie, brakuje troche gestosci. Na finiszu troche alkoholowe, ale nie przeszkadza to zbytnio. Goryczka na srednim poziomie. Przyjemne, niczego nie urywa.

2.9
Dbcwi88 (28) - Loughton, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Not very interesting. Sweet and strong. Dark fruit and toasted malt in mouth. Hint of smokiness is most interesting thing about it.

3.8
javiercrasher (622) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2017
Buen cuerpo, cremosa. Maltosa y acaramelada. Algo de fruta madura y punto ahumado. En boca dulce con un toque herbal de lúpulo. Compleja pero muy equilibrada, con el alcohol bien integrado. LATA. Canned 21/04/2017

3.4
Drago7 (428) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Z: zbożowe, suszone owoce, od moreli przez śliwkę i rodzynke. W smaku podobnie. Do sączenia, przyjemnie.

3.9
jandorris (787) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
W aromacie karmel, ciemne suszone owoce, jakieś rodzynmi. W smaku znowu karmel, suszone ciemne owoce, ciała dosyć mało. Bardzo ciekawe i fajne piwo.

3.9
Mister_Li (1528) - GERMANY - SEP 25, 2017
Klares Dunkelrot mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, Röstmalze, leicht nussig, Scotch, Rosinen.

3.9
SebBrews (195) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - SEP 14, 2017
Dark brown, fizzy, medium-thick head. Caramel, toffee, dark fruits, raisin and residual cocoa nibs. Sweet malty taste, with notes of smoked oak barrel, dried plums and esters. Dry, boozey finish. Medium carbonation, creamy texture. Highly drinkable, well rounded. +++

3.6
beskid (259) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2017
Brown, no head. Sweet toffee aroma, some wet wood. Taste is caramel, malts, wet wood, moss notes. Quite sweet.


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