Nejhleader (1460) - 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 (9122) - 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 friendís 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 iíve tasted
jrob21 (3454) - 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 (5362) - 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 Ďhighsí 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 Iíve 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 (1253) - 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 Maxís 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.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich dark brown with a moderate and creamy light brown head. Sweet malty aroma with obvious notes of chocolate, caramel and a little coffee. Tons of chocolate up front on the palate followed by toffee, alcohol and toasted oatmeal. Creamy texture and a long, malty sweet finish with a slight alcohol kick at the end.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. From the can it pours a dark umber body with a slender khaki head. It has an aroma of rich earthy malt, chocolate, alcohol, old wood, dark juicy fruits, and nuts. A touch of burnt brown sugar and a hint of toffee blend into the flavor along with the elements present in the nose. Iím a hop-head, to be sure, but I enjoy a richly malty drink thatís brewed this skillfully. This is my third beer from this brewery, and I think we need Oskar Blues distributed in the Chicago area!
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