jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a stubby 12 oz. can with a blurb on the back and with what I am guessing is a best before date along the UPC barcode, sampled just above cellar temperature in a nonic glass.
Poured a dark Classic Coke brown with a frothy, bubbly tan head, good retention, small amount of ringed sticking.
Nice malty nose, caramel, milk chocolate and sugary malts, a very light hint of roasted grains and a mellow earthiness.
Good airy carbonation and a crisp, dryish, velvety smooth medium-full bodied mouthfeel.
Quite quaffable, a smooth malty taste, chocolate covered caramel, grainy, caramelized sugar, a subtle hint of smoke, more grainy than peat, the alcohol is dominate by the malts and only provides a low temperature warmth in the palate, the hops take a back seat to the malts, at the end an earthy coffee bitterness emerges and a good sweet malty finish, this is a smooth, pleasant sipper.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Pours out in a clear dark amber colour topped with a creamy tan-coloured head. Clean aroma of caramel, cocoa with notes of smoke and citric fruits. Light chocolate, caramel and smoke in the dense but somewhat clean flavour with notes of nuts and spices in the warimg aftertaste.
Nejhleader (1415) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice big tan head, sweet caramel aroma, creamy body, taste is a bit chocolaty, very dry aftertaste, good stuff from a can.
alexsdad06 (8230) - Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is all malts; specifically chocolate and caramel. Much like many complex flavor beers with the abv inching higher and higher, temperature is important. The flavor was a smoothly blended combination of the malts described by the company: caramel, chocolate, and light roasted. I did not get the smokiness mentioned. I did however enjoy this beer a great deal.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 A great tasting, malty, easy drinking beer. A perfect beer for the backpackers among us. Probably about the best beer you can get in a can...so be sure to slip a few into your friend’s pack and enjoy an Old Chub at the top of your next fourteener.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 Breck beer fest sample. This has the makings of a great beer but was served too cold by the brewery dudes (not hard, it was snowing hard). A very malty beer but all the flavor seemed to be killed at lower temps. Clean tasting.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown appearance with a tan head. very flavorful brew, overriding malty sweetness with some caramel hints. a nice beer, better than their pale ale and better than most scotch ales i’ve tasted
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of the brickstore. I dig this style. The flat cola flavors and bittersweet tastes are really entertaining for beer. Slight hint of roasted/smoked malt as well. Good color makes you think it is going to be bigger than it really is. This one is smooth and tasty.
cheap (5110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2007
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Old chub, pleasant name! This 12 oz can has many ‘highs’ enscripted on the top rim of the can. Fun to look at. Very nice aromas, roasty aromas that make a dark beer very attractive to the nose. And when you pour it out of the can, it is certainly dark. It has a dark tan head but it is not brown, just dark tan. The flavors are malty bitterness, just like the other Scotch Ale I’ve tasted. Strong alky content is readily apparent. The alky is not hidden and it is in your face, abrasive and flat. I am surprised to see such a style beer in a can from the USA. $2 at 3 sons and dogs in wexford PA. Will not buy again. This is not my style. On par with McEwans Scotch Ale.
Derek881 (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another draft beer had at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The color was much darker than I had expected, a very dark brown with a dark red tint and a decent-sized, creamy dark tan head. The aroma was malt-dominated, featuring roasty chocolate and caramel, with some underlying grainy hops. It had a nice flavor, which was a sweet-bitter mixture and long lasting. The palate was fizzy, slightly wet, and full. A great beer for the spring, that could be had in most seasons.