tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2006 Old chub is a dark red/black beer with a thin bubbly white head. The aroma is very malty with sweet caramel and chocolate, and the hops are there too. Smooth palate, maybe a bit too carbonated. The sweetness of the aroma isnt as apparent in the flavour, but the chocolate and maltyness is still there along with the hops. Roasty finish.
It gets an extra point overall for coming in cans.
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So, beer from a can that possibly doesnt taste like a can?? Impossible. Not really - this is a pretty good exception to the rule (surprisingly). Pours out brown with a small tan head. Taste is malty, extremely malty, not hoppy at all. Picked out some chocolate and some other sweetness from this one. Not bad at all really, probably worth trying in most aspects.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, roasty-malted aroma - great-looking too: rich, frothy- pours very nicely. Cholocatley and caramelly. Very smoooth and creamy mouthfeel. Props to a new Scotch ale.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purple-ish red color, with loosely packed white head - aroma of chocolate, caramel, smoked malts - all of these appear in relatively good balance in the flavor, but the overall taste is a little bit too sweet - lindering smoked malt and cocoa in the finish - if it weren’t as sweet, it would be much better.
Nate (3549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned. On hand pump at Sharp Edge. Light wood aroma. Dusty apple skins and fresh cider. Cherry wood chips, mild fruit hops. Dark brown hazy with huge creamy light tan lacing head. Heavy body with light carbonation, smooth and drinkable. Starts fruity and sweet, like apple cider stored in oak and vanilla. Tangy cider notes, cherry skins. Rather mild in flavor but really enjoyable. Woody fruity notes, light bitter finish and dry fruit after. Nice cask ale.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep reddish colour with floaties and a very small head. Malty aroma with a light coffee note and a faint fruityness. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with a light buttery note and hints of nuts.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can purchased at Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, Mass. A bit of peaty roastiness is present in the nose with a rust-like metallic nose as well. Some espresso elements, a bit of anise, and cigar aromas are also detected. Mostly transparent burgundy/mahogany color with a frothy, fine light tan head. Wish it were darker and more opaque with a creamier head. Candy-like sweet chocolate start, turning more roasted and malty with a bit of coffee in the middle. Nice, spritzy cabonation--perhaps overly carbonated. Finishes with more peatiness. Would be very dangerous, seductive, and overly drinkable if they toned down the carbonation. I also wish this was darker. Other than that, this is some nice stuff.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned. Great beer. I’ve never seen a beer quite this colour: a translucent rich brown aptly described as "cola-colored." The nose is long and complex with single malt scotch at the fore, rum-dipped cigar, toasted oak, molasses and moss. While the beer is quite rich there is very little sweetness no more than vanilla extract and bittersweet chocolate. There is a nice enough hop presence to provide balance and offset the density off the malt with just a little zip. A great effort, and from a can as well.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Can 35,5 cl) Dark mahogany with a reddish glow and a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish, malty aroma. Full-bodied with lots of roasted malt and perhaps a wee, smoked edge. Some sweetness, some alcohol. Quite lovely. Thanks to xproudfoot for this one. 150306
joergen (19642) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread with notes of dried fruits.
Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.