Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. Almost black color with creamy tan head. Malty and roasted flavor with notes of dry roasted barley, alcohol and peat smoke. Malty flavor with dry roastedness, toffee, peat and licorice. Dry roast finish with disturbing peaty and earthy notes. Unpleasant peatiness.
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive. Pours like a cross between Coca-Cola and Guinness. Great light brown head that lasted the duration. Smells of caramel, chocolate, and a smoky hint. Flavor is the same, with a little more of the smoke and roast coming through. I drank four of these (along with a double Johnnie Walker Black Label) on New Year’s Eve, and I was more than satisfied. Too bad Oskar Blues only really has this and Dale’s Pale for mass consumption...I’d like to see them branch out and tackle other styles.
CraftAlelvr (9) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned.....obvious appeal if it is in fact a quallity microbrew. Pours a deep garnet tinged brown with a small, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is big on sweet malt with caramel and toffee notes. Some subtle smoke comes through in the nose as well. Flavor is sweet and bready/malty with a pleasant smoke flavor to round it out. Moderate hop bitterness but no real hop flavor to boot. Slightly fruity and complex ester profile to complement the malt and smoke. Slight alcohol warmth going down, but no overpowering alcohol in the flavor. Mouthfeel is very full and smooth with slightly low carbonation though to style for a scotch ale. Great brew.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Dark brown with a mocha tan head. Creamy palate and a malty aroma. Roasted chocolate and caramel malt flavors with a hint of peat smoked malt in the background. Very rich and flavorful with some noticeable alcohol.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with dark head that lingers. Great aroma of toasted malt, molasses and nuts. Flavor was ’friggin sweet’. Best can beer I’ve ever had.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My only 12oz can from Bauer Wines in Boston. Sadly this can had a twin, but it exploded in my checked luggage in the flight home. Damn you, TSA! At least now my suitcase smells like Old Chub. Aroma is nicely malty. Appearance is dark brown with very little carbonation and head. First taste is malty and actually a bit crisp, surprisingly. This one doesn’t round out the mouth as much as I was expecting. Some might say it makes it "drinkable". Surprised to now check and find it’s 8% alcohol - could be a bit of a dangerous combination. A decent brew.
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz. can from Beers of the World. App.: deep, deep ruby brown with a creamy, light mocha head. Aroma: peaty, scotch whiskey smoke, grape-like fruitiness, roasted malt character and a bit of chocolate and vanilla. Palate: med.-full body and fairly aggressive carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Flav.: deep dark maltiness, a bit of the fruitiness and a hint of that smoke. On swallowing, a chocolatey delight! Dark caramel, toffee flavours and a slightly smokey finish. A very slight lingering bitterness. This is nice.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yea a dark roasted aroma and color. A fairly large tan dense head, no doubt because of the can. Rich, sweet tasting. I get alot of alcohol initially in taste, a feature with this style that I do not care for.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Can. Dark brown, slight reddish lacing. Brown head. Aroma is malt and touch of sweetness. Like all good scotch ales, decent body and a boozy finish. Great beer.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer out of a can. Pours a dark brown with a brownish head. Strong malty flavor that goes down smoothly.