overall
96
97
style
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bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2088   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (874) - - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 very nice brew- at only 32 IBU’s this one is more about the crystal and chocolate malts. sort of like the mellow cousin that just sits back and takes it all in while the hopped up crowd goes a little crazy. nice that he came to the party. pours a nice dark color - but not dark-imposing like the stout. think appalachian imposing, not tetons. taste is malty with enough hop for interest but that is all. finishes smoky and leaves you wanting more. nice to have in the lineup. sort of different from the big boys, but in a totally different way than the pilsner. this guy is the cool cousin while the pils is more like the annoying younger sibling. 1/12/15 16 oz nitro can Even better. All the notes are accentuated by the smooth, easy nature of this one. Caramel, nuttiness with enough bitter at the end to keep sweetness in check. Delicious.


3.8
hauxe (833) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2017
Pours brown from the can with a finger thick, frothy head. A sticky lacing clings to the glass. Aroma is earthy, caramel, chocolate, old wet wood. Taste is toffee sweet, malt-driven, with a very mild bitterness at the finish. Body is thick, sticky, full. Overall pretty good.

4.5
isaacdg (16) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2017
Perfecta combinacion de maltas, caramelo un toque roasted y un final ahumado y ligeramente seco. Aroma intenso proveniente de las maltas. Cuerpo medio alto, carbonatacion perfecta, espuma beige. Ejemplo claro del estilo.

4
Bacchus66 (510) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Draft at the source. Pours clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. Lots going on in the aroma, molasses, malt, dried fruit, caramel, smoked herbs. Big round flavors of sweet malt, toffee, prunes, orange zest, cocoa. Medium carbonation, thick body. Lingering malty finish. This has become something of a favorite. PS the nitro version gets it done too

4.9
jpbpbeer (1) - San Diego, - JUL 20, 2017 does not count
medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, long finish, brown, raisin, vanilla, smoke, chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasty,

3.5
JohananaV2 (216) - - JUL 15, 2017
This on tap would be a beer aroma dream. It's super scotchy and strong alcohol flavor. Absolutely delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
RoJo28 (63) - - JUL 8, 2017
Fair bit going on here. It's a bit of a roller coaster, and while the finish doesn't change my life, it's about the journey, and what a journey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
willisread (3380) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Can from J’s. Pours a deep brown with a small finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Earthy toffee and twigs, roasted cacao. Dry on the palate with some toasted caramel. Abv hidden. Dangerously drinkable.

3.5
GoddamnNoise (163) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2017
355 ml. can @ Home. Aroma: quite intense aromas of plums, raisins, prunes, dark dried fruits. Hints of alcohol, roasted and toasted malts, burnt caramel. Appearance: deep brown-reddish color with super creamy light brown head with medium to high thickness. Foam made of tiny-to-small bubbles. Quite dark but it seems pretty clear. High retention. Low to medium Brussels’ lacing. Taste: medium to high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of dark dried fruits, raisins, prunes, plums. Hints of figs. Very subtle chocolate, nuts and maybe coffee overtones. The warming effect from the quite high level content is noticeable. Balance is much toward the sweet side. Palate: light to medium body, oily-silky texture, very low carbonation, quite sweet and lingering finish of dark dried fruits, raisins, prunes, plums. The flavor is moving to some bitterness as it lingers. Hints of toasted and roasted malts, burnt caramel. Overall: quite good appearance, aromas and flavors. This beer is all about dark dried fruits, plums, prunes and raisins. Very pleasant flavors and aromas. Quite good. It would better with a bit less of alcohol and less sweetness (too much sweetness for me, but it’s ok for the style).

3.3
matbli (409) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2017
can, pours clear brown with fast falling head. Aroma is very delicate with accents of caramel and chocolate. In taste medium chocolaty sweetness with a roasty bitter finish. I’m missing some wow effect. Definitely not my style.

4.3
Beersandbuds (3) - Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2017 does not count
Similar to Guinness with a bit more kick ans smoke. Dark, dark beer, with a smooth texture. Love the look. One of my faves.


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