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RATINGS: 2084   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Pours a rich red with small tan head. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, and dried fruits. Taste is sweet malts up front and continues into dried dark fruits and has a slight hotness to it. Finish is sweet.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1794) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (434) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iguanodon (142) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2192) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (1100) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2016
Deep red-brown color, beige head. Brown sugar nose, roasted malt, bread, dark syrup. Caramel taste, toffee, roasted malt, sweet, metallic notes. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (570) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Balanced with nice nuances of slightly roasted nuts, bold malts and dark chocolate. Creamy, strong/medium body with light/medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (943) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
Can from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark red and brown, a lot darker than expected. Bubbly, light brown head. Roasted malt, slight fermented fruit, wine and some alcohol nose. Roasted malt and roasted coffee flavour. Smoke, leather, fruit. Herbal bitterness. Very heavy body, quite a lot of carbonation. A bit alcohol heavy maybe. Malt driven beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2178) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
On nitro at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of toffee, raisin, faint booze. Clear dark bronze with a fully lasting off-white head. A little sweet, smoky, raisiny fruit, savory. Medium-full bodied.


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