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RATINGS: 2094   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2663) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2014
Canned on 1/22/14
Tasted on 3/31/14 from a 12oz can purchased at Midtown. Pours dark mahogany, letting just a bit of fiery light through, with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is all about the malt with some caramel, chocolate, and a touch of smoke, with a toasted malt bread aroma. The flavor is focused on the same malt, but very dry, with nice caramel, the smoke coming through a bit more, and a touch of bitterness. The body is fairly full with just under average but still stinging carbonation and a long lightly bitter, somewhat smoked, caramel finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (340) - BRAZIL - JAN 14, 2017
Cor marrom escura com leve brilho rubi; presena de bom perlage mas pouco visvel pela cor escura da cerveja; espuma bege de baixa/mdia formao com alta persistncia e formao de bom lacing. Aroma maltado de chocolate, frutas secas e nozes, alm de um toque de madeira. Sabor inicial de chocolate e frutas secas evoluindo para um final de levssimo amargor amadeirado; retrogosto de madeira lembrando usque escocs. Corpo mdio e baixa carbonatao.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (469) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Pours a very dark brown color. About one finger or so tan colored head. Poor retention, slight lacing.

Aroma is strong, almost winey. Dark fruits, chocolate, wine.

Taste is winey. Very malty. Sticky sweet. Brown sugar. Caramel. A little alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is heavy/full bodied. Sticky mouthfeel. Its also slick and oily, almost like Nyquil. It costs the mouth and throat with stickiness. Alcohol burn. Interesting.

Overall, its pretty good. Its good, but a little difficult to drink because if is so heavy. I like it, but it isnt very drinkable. Its a one and done. Or two and through. Id probably recommend it, and Id probably buy it again

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oobawa (794) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2017
So freakin dark for a Scotch ale, a heavy red-orange threatening to deepen into porter-ish brown. Tastes almost cola-sweet, starting with a blast of caramel floating over a whisky-tinged peat undercurrent. Essentially an endless malt pit, only gaining the mildest of bitterness to stave off cloying ugliness on the fade. Almost too one-sided, even for such a malt-centric style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (803) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2017
Vinho escura de leve turbidez, espuma bege de mdia formao e persistncia. Aroma tende a a caf de mdia torrefao, leve amadeirado, barril, complexa com o tempo. Corpo mdio baixa carbonatao. Final de mdia persistncia tende a uva passa, malte, charuto. Boa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Dark brown colour with small head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has caramel malts, burned sugar and grassy hops. Taste has same burnt notes and caramel sweetness ending with grass hops. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Rich, sweet grain malts, caramel, dark, burnt molasses, toasted, dark malts, cookies, toffee, dark fruits. Very, dark, hazy brown, medium, beige, frothy head. Light sweet. More rich malts, not too sweet, dry molasses and caramel, soft carbonation, medium bodied, more, dry molasses and malts in the lightly bitter finish. Can from Drinks of the World, Bern.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2406) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1448) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1328) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6815) - 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.


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