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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3/06/12 "Mornin’ Chub" poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. This one was apparently brewed in Brevard, North Carolina, and not Longmont, Colorado. Appearance: Crystal clear, ruby black. If seen in low light, it appears to just be black. About a finger or two worth of a light brown head. The lacing on this one is lovely -- doesn’t last to the bottom, but it looks nice at the top. Smell: Malts, dark fruits, metallic notes (could be from my just-rinsed-out glass, though... wouldn’t doubt it). Taste/feel: A LOT of sweet, dark fruits throughout, with surprisingly low bitterness. The end of the sip is a bit more malty, with the scotch seeming to join the party. It’s 8%, but you don’t really get it. There’s a bit of warmth there, but the alcohol (in my opinion) can’t be tasted at all on the front. Really smooth, and easy drinking. Aftertaste gives traces of the alcohol with a good bit of raisin-like tastes. Thick, but not too much so. Oskar Blues hasn’t failed me yet. Old Chub is a great beer. Not much like Founders Dirty Bastard at all, if you’ve had that ... I find that Dirty Bastard is more caramel-y. Old Chub is a lot of sweet, dark fruits, and some roasty bitterness near the end. Really a great beer. Oskar Blues keeps showing that it’s possible to brew a great beer and put it into a can.


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manuelacerdan (3) - - OCT 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2017 An absolutely beautiful and smooth beer. Malty, and firm in flavor; an excellent companion to anything beef.

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 (363) - 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. +++


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