JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red brown colour. Quite a mild nose. Some alcohol in the taste. Softness of coffee an sweet chocolate. Suitable amounts of hops.
brewandstew (11) - Salisbury, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought a 6 pack of OB Old Chub along with a case of OB Dales Pale Ale a little over a month ago and have very much enjoyed them both. I’ve never really dabbled too much with scotch ales. pours a rich dark brown; 1 inch head. Balanced and complex aroma with savory and sweet flavor profiles; cocoa, oak, maybe molasses, and a bit o’ hop. Sweet with the alcohol coming through on the back end.
Good brew with pasta or something to balance the sweetness.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dr. Pepper body with a lasting foamy head. Nose-straw, peat, dust, cola. Taste-chalky, light peat, medium perfect sweetness, medium peat smoke, light unsweet dark fruit, alcohol on the back end, very creamy without being lactic. Very nice. I like this, and I am not usually fond of the style.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(can): Pours a dark dark brownish body. Good sized head, lasting, tannish, good lacing. Malty alcoholy aroma. Decent taste. Not a fan of the sweet maltiness.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Very sticky beer. Pours a dark brown that looks like syrup. Taste is very syrupy, with toffee sugar and some cola notes. This one had a slight hoppiness that I didn’t want as much of, being a sweeter beer style, but it was still very good. I could drink many a one of these bustards.
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008)
Good deep red, doughy head. Very malty aroma, some wet sheep. Very smooth and soft in the mouth. Massive roasty malty taste - some coffee. Very sticky. Quite authentic Scottish bent. Quite punchy, and with a decent finish.
Tejas (989) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2008 Well, I guess this fits the description of a scotch ale but for my taste it’s just way to malty and seems unbalanced. Seems to lean towards being a porter at least a borderline one. I have no idea how to rate this one other than to say it’ll be good in chili come next year. Can’t punish it that bad though b/c it does fit the style.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark mahogany with a stable craft ale head of various bubble size and with lace. Floral caramel malt aroma with earthy and chocolate notes. Big bodied sweet and fortifying. Has a noticeable hop flavor mingled with dusty cocoa, toffee and smoke. Balanced bitterness. Quite the Americanized version of the style, big and bold upfront but perhaps lacking in follow through complexity.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2009 Can, Kegs & Barrels, McKinney, TX.
Pours a nice dark ruby with tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light chocolate. Flavor is light sweet dark roast, toffee, chocolate, caramel, some light peat smoke. Palate is full bodied with medium carbonation. Very nice!!!!!
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Canned) Clear, very dark red with a small, lacy head. Caramely-malty aroma with somewhat burned feel. Very smooth, lightly burned flavor with some starchy-grainy feel. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. A decent scotch ale, but nothing very special.