While Dale’s satisfies our hop addiction, Old Chub takes care of our deep affections for malt. The cola-colored beer (almost black) features a tan head, a creamy and rich, semi-sweet flavors of caramel and chocolate throughout. The addition of smoked grains gives Old Chub a delicate kiss of smoke on the finish.
Old Chub is the beer equivalent of a lightly smoked single malt scotch, or your favorite dark chocolate. We call it Rocky Mountain Mutha’s Milk. People who tell us defiantly, “I don’t drink dark beer,” often fall deeply in love with Old Chub. We can’t blame them.
Here are a few glowing reviews from Beeradvocate.com and Ratebeer.com beer nuts who’ve flipped for Old Chub:
I guess I didn’t expect much from a beer in a can. But, wow– when you crack it open, you immediately get a whiff of that peaty, smoky aroma characteristic of good scottish ales.
Lots of caramel, a bit of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke…and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Beer this good shouldn’t come from a can. I like it.
…some smokey and sweet chocolate aromas. Flavor was smokey (light peat?) sweet chocolate malts with molasses and brown sugar in the mix. Body was heavy-moderate with light to medium carbonation. Yum.
Very full initial taste of caramel, toffee and chocolate. Slightly smokey followup. Very smooth, silky, almost luxurious mouthfeel. Summary: A hugely rich, full, hearty–& above all TASTY beer. DO NOT be put off by the can. Most excellent.