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 (6359) - 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? I’m a convert, this is surprisingly really good!
rudolf (2342) - 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 I’m 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 can’t think of another scotch ale - not even Robert The Bruce - that I’ve enjoyed so much.
beerbill (3564) - 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 (1388) - 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 I’ve had out of a can so far, and a ridiculously good value.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolutely beautiful as it chugs out from the can, filling in as deep mahogany with safire accents and a creamy, well-retained, foamy tan head. Cherishing aroma dabbles in peat, jerky briefly held in burlap bags, honey roasted peanuts, dry milk chocolate, caramel coursing through brown sugared pralines and hints of crème brûlée pudding. Cocoa butter takes a brisk aluminum flagpole lick to kick off the flavor. Greasy caramel lozenges partially spiced with cinnamon and pepper. Smoked peat plays out with a flavor akin to the damp bottom of a grain bag residing on a rain-sodden barnyard floor. Slight accent of smoked ham. Chocolate covered Werthers originals and Rolos staying in the Christmas stocking over the off-season. Fairly flavorful array that covers the palatary playing field, but a touch thin in the liquid’s recession. That being said, this is the caramel-chocolate-smoked malt show. Cola contributions and smoke roasted (unsalted) walnuts bring up the rear, paired with aluminum, pinching spice accents and dry chocolate shavings.
NachlamSie (2856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 draught. Man, this is extra red with an off-white head. The aroma is of ridiculously thick caramel, a little oak, and maple syrup. Old Chub shows excellent balance of the elements of chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel, etc. while not becoming overly sweet somehow. It finishes much like a smooth burboun.
[Sep 30, 2013]
Another six pack, this one only $7.20 from the liquor store across the way. Ever since that Halloween parade in Atlanta a few years ago, Old Chub has fallen out of my favor. It’s okay, but there is a distinct cola and metallic quality that bring me down. It becomes sticky rapidly. Decent beer, a great value, but not something that I pour into a glass and savor anymore.
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite beer, but a very malty canned concoction with excellent intangibles. Though I wanted to try this version before getting into the Dale’s Pale Ale because of the oddity of it all, I suspect I’ll like the other better. High alcohol content in this brew is well-disguised; though very sweet I expected a bit thicker flavor from it.
nolankowal (933) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from the Trivia Pub. Pours a deep copper color. The aroma is full of caramel malt...butterscotch comes to mind...very sweet aroma. Butterscoth also comes to mind in the flavor..super, super sweet malt and perhaps some chocolate malt as well. Full body, a bit clumpy over the tounge at points...thick sweet finish. A pretty good beer, a tad sweet for the style...I would’ve like to have seen a but more dryness...maybe a bit of bitterness somewhere.