MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 I truly believe this is the best brew you can find in a can. This brew pours very dark and has a small, but lasting head. Lacing is present but not huge. Definite chocolate, cherry and deep fruity notes in this beer. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. This is definitely my favorite brew you can find in a can... by far. If you can find this brew then I HIGHLY recommend trying it. You can find it in cans everywhere in CO, but you can also find it on tap at the Yard House near Colorado Mills on the west side of Colfax near Golden CO. YUM!
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep black cherry. Amazing aroma of caramel, chocolate and malt. Thin brown head that quickly disappeared. Chocolate, hops, and caramel. Slightly smokey finish. Not bad. If only it had less of an alcohol taste (lttle unpleasant bite there for an 8%-er).
ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Julioís beer festival: dark reddish brown body. Aroma is malt dominated with chocolate, caramel, hint of smoke. No way of telling this was canned, no metallic taste. Sweet finish.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julios Beer Festival. Pour of clearish mahogany and amber, with a soapy head of tan. Aroma of dusky hazlenut and the inside of maple tree bark. Flavor flows with a rich blend of nutty caramels, toast and aged grains. Rich and creamy. Smack of almonds and light grass. Decent balance.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alder smoke aroma with some underlying alcohl notes. Glorious and deep red in color with a thick beige head. Chocolates and cherries dance around in this melangeof tastiness. Very creamy with some toasted butterscotch. Though not my favorite style this is quite well done.
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a beer and cheese tasting at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. The cheese was Asiago (12 month). Old Chub was a very deep amber colored beer and had a creamy tan head that was slow to diminish. The aroma was very smokey and I could detect the underlying alcohol. The smoke continued into the taste where it met up with some sweet malts. Very smooth on the palate.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a murky dark reddish-brown with lots of bubbles and a large lasting tan head. Slightly mild aroma of caramel malt, chocolate and a hint of smoke -- quite nice! Flavour starts smokey along with caramel malt , chocolate and alcohol and ends with a bitter finish -- quite flavourful. Medium bodied. A can eh? Iím a convert, this is surprisingly really good!
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep mahogany body, very thin head. It is odd to see something Iím expecting to be good to come from a can. Nose is caramel, chocolate, malt, roasting marshmallows & more. This is what I want a scotch ale to smell like. When I take a sip I get coffeecake, brown sugar, caramel, more of that perfectly roasted marshmallow character, chocolate covered cherries. Finish is sweet but not overly so. I canít think of another scotch ale - not even Robert The Bruce - that Iíve enjoyed so much.
beerbill (3255) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the LI Beer Festival. One of my favorite brews from the festival. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Nice caramel and malt aroma. The caramel and malt follow through in the flavor. Nice full body. The alcohol is well hidden, no real bite to speak of. Good stuff!
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a small cap of beige foam. Toasty caramel aroma with chocolate cake, and a touch of hay. Sweet hot cocoa flavor that resolves into a clean dry finish. Nice soft palate, substantial body while still conveying the impression of delicacy. A really nice surprise. Best thing Iíve had out of a can so far, and a ridiculously good value.