kambei70 (644) - - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 can. Pours dark brown with garnet highlight. Dense, creamy tan head that goes for days. A rich, sweet malty aroma with vanilla and chocolate. Taste is the same with a bit of alcohol coming through. Also a wee bit of bitterness. The mouthfeel is the real centerpiece of this beer. Ultra smooth and creamy. Uncomplicated and very easy drinking.
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Earlier Rating: 9/8/2013 Total Score: 3.8
2013 can to a tulip glass. Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights. Tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma is malt forward with some cherry, caramel and some earthiness. Taste is sweet malt with a little coffee and cherry. Some roasted/smoky flavor and a little bitterness at the end. Has some alcohol sting with a medium mouthfeel. Not as big and bold as some scotch ales but well rounded and a smooth, easy drink. Rather enjoyed.
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Fairlanes4ever (2) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great beer. Frothy head great amber color. Very smooth and very drinkable. At 8%avb you could get in a lot of trouble very quickly!
CopterScott (158) - Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, almost black with a dense light tan head. Aroma is light toasted and nutty malts. Flavor is toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, and some smoke. feels thick in the mouth with very soft carbonation (nitro).
rayaron (347) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Labeled as "Old Chub Nitro". With nitrogen widget. Clear deep red-black with nice small creamy yellowish-beige head, with nice lacing. The aroma is nutty, light coffee notes, milk chocolate, a bit earthy. The flavor is nutty, moderate sweetness, light roasted malt notes, light coffee notes, light bitterness, milk chocolate, malty. Creamy texture, light carbonation, medium-bodied. Very good.
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a can is odd, dark beer from a can is odder still. Rich, flavorful malts. Intense amount of alcohol. Too sweet for my taste.
voyageurmike (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler glass. Very good scotch ale, a pretty dark reddish brown or mahogany with a silky tan head. The subdued scotch flavor allows room for more nuance than I have found in other ales within this style. Has a mellow malt finish.
matty (217) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. Pours a deep ruby red with a 1/2’ tan head that all but disappears rather quickly. Aroma is of malt, rich wood and some smokiness. Full bodied, taste is of caramel, lightly smoked/toasted malt, some dried fruits with just a touch warming alcohol. Finish is sweet. Not a fan of Scotch ales, but this one is great!
lightbias (158) - USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been looking for the Nitro...here it is! I poured this into a snifter, nitro blowing the anticipated, silky, tan head up from the bottom of the glass and through a dark chocolate brew. It’s a beautiful thing.
The aroma is oak and cocoa, followed by a mouth filled with leather and smoke. The taste is slightly bitter, but so nicely malty that it wouldn’t even come to mind if I wasn’t trying to describe it. The murmur of scotch in the undertones of the flavor is a perfect addition, not overwhelming or boozy at all, just like a good oak quality that would complement a really good cigar. I feel the roasted malts slip under the sides of my tongue to arouse my taste buds.
This has a nice finish, slightly dry with a creamy texture. The fantastic thing about this is that it is there in abundance while you’re drinking it, but it isn’t going to hang on like a freaky ex-girlfriend to ruin the flavor of the next experience. Worth the wait!
BierMeHoos (159) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro, Beltsville MD. In the glass, a dark ruby mahogany body with a cream colored head. Aroma is really sweet, with some maple syrup notes. Taste is similar too. Palate was silky smooth. This is simply delicious, and the nitro can has everything to do with it.
EtTuCthulhu (1128) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance fuses a very dark reddish brown color with a large, thick off-white nitro head. The aroma, although obstructed greatly by the head, has some nutty and toasted malts with some vanilla. The taste is slightly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch umami, and the aftertaste is quite nutty. The palate fuses a thick and creamy texture, medium body, and a low carbonation due to the nitrogen in the beer.