Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can
I’ve already had a few of these, but it was time to sit down and rate one
properly instead of merely enjoying it. So I got out my tasting glass, a
can of Old Chub and poured it to enjoy another one. This is a good find and
a great value at roughly a dollar a can. Grab a six-pack and go camping.
Aroma / Appearance - The tan coloured one-finger head sat on top of the
murky black body. It reminded me of squid ink - deep black with only a hint
of light escaping. The nose was a balance of malt, smoke, peat and raisins.
I almost felt like I was in Scotland when I closed my eyes.
Flavor / Palate - The flavor profile of this beer is very complex.
First I picked up chocolate, liquid peat, cherries, caramel butter and velvet
cake. Next came a smoky wave, on which rode the flavors of raisins. There
was a slight bitterness which lingered on the tongue for a few minutes before
it gave up. This is probably the second best beer I have had in a can, the
first being the Dale’s Pale Ale from the same company.
jercraigs (8288) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark brown body, big fluffy tan head. Dark malt aroma, with small earthy notes. Sweet malt flavour with dark caramel and earthy malt notes, some sharp notes with a hint of roast at times. Average to medium palate. Not great, but decent.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Can from Julio’s Liquors) Dark amberish brown body with about 1/2" of soft biscuit head that recedes to about 1/8". Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel smooth, fairly full, but a touch loose and watery. Flavor is full of the caramel, hints of Scotch and smoked maltiness also in there. Finishes with a bit of piney bitterness. I enjoyed this, could have been a bit richer but otherwise really nice.
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and round, chunky rich with a subdued hint of smoke, Old Chub is a classic in the making. Very little hopping in this one. Nice and malty. Mmmmmm. Go get some now!
radiomgb (2462) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml can from the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Dark brown in colour, thin beige head dissipating into a ring around the glass, some spotty lacing. The aroma was of light chocolate, some caramel, smoke, generous sweetness. The flavour had some smoke, chocolate malts, light roast, caramel, good sweetness, chewy and sticky. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes medium length, mild sweetness. No alcohol noticable throughout despite being 8%, excellent balance.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carmelly malt and chocolate aroma,distinct but not strong, an initial burst of grainey malt with chocolate, sweet carmel and a touch of fruitiness, all of which suddenly and quickly fades to dryness and a hint of smoke. Its almost strange how that happens. Once again, a pleasant surprise from a can
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing, another kickass canned beer. Very dark brown pour, with a nice tight mocha head. Very sweet and malty, with chocolate and maple syrup flavorings, with a nice bit of bitterness in the finish. Good stuff. Another winner for Oskar Blues
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can?! thanks to CaptainCougar: Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Aroma rich malts, some chocolate. Flavor was chocolate, roasted malts, some bitterness on the finish. Mild carbonation, light bodied. By far the best thing I’ve ever had out of a can.
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can. Dark reddish copper colour. Thick light brown head. Clear, but with some yeast residue floating in the glass. Rich malty sweet aroma with some roasted and caramel. Gives an impression of a really sweet beer. Lightly burnt caramel. Cream. Thick mouthfeel. At first a bit sweet, but the finish is dry with a gentle hop bitter aftertaste. Hops linger a while after swallowing. Surprisingly mild and gentle.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can...no shit! Pours deep dark brown with thick creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, and cocoa. Nice creamy, medium full mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet with a big malt backbone, but with a dry roastiness and pleasant hop bitterness. Flavor of dark fruit and light roast coffee on the smooth finish. Nice. To many of these by the grill or pool could mess you up!