Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Canned, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, firm beige head. Malty, nose with dark fruit, cherries and chocolate. Malty taste with dark fruit, chocolate, coffee (with milk) and a well balanced, lovely finish with spicy notes of hops and hints of smoke. Medium to full body, perfect balance. Velvety, smooth and charming (well, that’s the first word I come to think of) mouthfeel. I normally get bad vibes from beer in cans, but this beer was actually really brilliant. A real beauty! And it comes out of a can. Brilliant stuff.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt in the aroma.Pours dark brown with a medium tan head.Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma.Medium mouthfeel with a big roasted malt finish.
Boutip (5207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of shp555: Poured an hazy dark brown color ale with a big thick foamy head with good retention. Aroma of sweet malt with subtle touch of peat smoke is quite interesting. Taste is a nice balance between smoky malt with some sweetness. Body is above average with a creamy texture and some medium carbonation. This is a very good example for the style with some very good balance.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From da can. Aroma of chocolate,caramel,deep roasted malts a touch of smoke. Pours an almost black thick tan head. Flavor is nice melding of roasted malts almost coffeeish. Caramel intertwines with the chocolate malts seemlessly and the subtlety of the smoke brings together a hearty brew. Palate was nice and easy but the malt characters give this a fullness to a thinner brew. Overall I liked this immensely, even better it’s in a can, who can’t like that?
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from ross... Oskar Blues Old Chub pours is dark brown and fairly opaque. It has a lasting brown head that is quite dense and leaves lacing rings with each drink. The aroma is malty, fruity, and a little yeast. As the beer warms up, some roasted malt becomes apparent in the aroma as well. The flavor is malty and slightly sweet. Roasted malt and some chocolate undertones add to the complexity and depth of the flavor. There is a little alcohol and bitterness in finish. The body is medium-full and is smooth on the palate. A sensation of warming alcohol enhances the overall experience. Overall Old Chub is a well crafted Scottish Ale.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at falling rock. Pours a cola brown color with a medium size soapy off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is caramel malt, some spiciness, chocolate, small hint of smoke. Palate is medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet finish. Rock solid, though not great.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours Nut brown with a small tan head. Aroma and taste are both very chocolate like. Nice roasted notes. Real solid beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours a sepia color with an off-white head. Semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Some roasted notes. Flavor is a medium chocolate and toasted caramel. Mild and smooth drinker. Nice beer.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruddy brown color with ruby tints. Soapy white head, a tighter-looking carbonation than Scotch ales usually have. Aroma is malty, but otherwise pretty plain-smelling, no real strong peat or smoke aromas of note. Palate is a bit thin, but pretty drinkable. Taste is better than the aroma, with some caramel and spice notes. Not bad, very drinkable, but not in the upper echelons of the style for me.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown Coloring with Sandy Tan Head. Light Smokey Malt Aroma...Light Roasts. Dark Malt, Light Caramel and Chocolate. Alot of Smoked Malt Flavor...Light Bittered Dry Ending. Medium Mouthfeel. Impressive For a Can. To Enjoy Fully, You Must Enjoy Smoked Flavor, but A Very Nice Scotch Ale!