lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 can courtesy of thickerfreakness at tasting
Pours a dark maroon brown with a tan head atop. Smell is as expected for the style with peaty maltiness in the nose. Never been my favorite style, so the sample size was ample for me. Creamy body and flavor of malt and peatiness. Slight touch of hops to balance but the smoky flavor of the Scotch Ales have never been my thing.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber brown with a nice creamy head. Sweet dried cherries, molasses, and raisins in the aroma. Creamy smoked malt flavor, brown sugar, molasses, and dry finish. Chewy palate at just the right thickness. Well balanced enjoyable beer.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ol chub....sounds like a porno name. Lots of malty-roasty-goodness...semi sweet chocolate...maybe even a bit o bourbon? An interesting brew out of a can! one of the few, but usually these few are exceptional!
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can (duh), pours a deep dark brown with a large thick head. Nose is strong and pleasant with lots of malt and roastiness. Attack to finish is some of the best maltiness iíve had with just a touch of peatyness. Very surprisingly nice beer.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (USA) Dark Brown color with a Med-Tan Head. Nice Roasted/Molasses Aroma with a sweet Chocolate taste. Unbelievable, this was out of a can. Yummy, get some
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a clear-looking brown color, with a small, beige head. Malty, peaty nose with chocolate and a touch of fruityness. The flavor is sure malty and peaty, but leaves room for some chocolate and bitterness. Full body, and a long, roasted, peaty and sweet finish. I could wish for more fruityness, but for a scotch ale itís fine. The alcohol is well hidden, leaving it quite drinkable. (080118)
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Visibly carbonated dark brown ale with small yet presentable top.4-
Nose : Solid impression of high self esteem, clean rich malts with smooth saturated alcohol. Walnut accent on side.8-
Flavor/Palate : Medium full boded. Smooth, clean mellow richness. Quiet quality of brown malt. Slightly sticky gently sweetness with right dose of alcohol. Nothing is screaming here . Stoic timeless qualities. Monster ales are fad this ale targets mature beer connoisseur. Old Chub despite its size is perfectly balanced in every aspect. This is main strength of this ale. I found very to no fault. Splendid brew that other should aspire to it.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark mahogny towards deep red, with a minimal brown head. Aroma has tons of chocolate and caramel and i sensed some smoked whiskey notes aswell. Heavy malt flavor of bitter roasted chocolate and a thick palate from the caramel malts. Alchohol is well placed and the finish is quite dry and bitter almost ashy, again with some smoked notes. Great
Beer5000 (5809) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Dark brown body with a thin and fast disappearing beige head. Light roasted malt aroma. Flavor is smoked, malty, chocolate and surprisingly well hidden alcohol. Well balanced and nice.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark ruby red, with brown highlights. Prominent lacing abound, with a small foamy head. Aromas of silky malts, chocolate, some muted floral hops. Flavor is roasted malts, slight coffee, honey, small citrus. Medium body, smooth but bitter finish.