N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When I first learned to homebrew, I tried my hand at a Scottish-style ale. The kind sir at the local homebrew shop helped me pick out ingredients which included one in particular: peat smoked malt. To the purveyor of homebrew ingredients standing before me, this was as integral to a good scottish-style as was "secret sauce" to a Big Mac. The scales fell from my eyes when later I discovered the sauce recipe was hardly more than mayonnaise, French dressing, and relish - and that peat smoked malt wasn’t necessary to scottish-style beers. What was necessary was the long carmelizing boil to perform a deep tissue massage on an otherwise malty beer. Old Chub is like wearing a smoking jacket made of polished mahogany, with leather cuffs and collar.
fraternie (849) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can I add extra points for the single best name in the history of beer? Hints of smoke and Scotch whiskey on the nose. Creamy and warming mouthfeel that shows smoky whisky flavors with caramel malt flavors that quickly turn sweeter on the back of the palate with dark plum notes, lingering with a hint of astringency that muddles the finish just a touch.
chucklemation (599) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy white head. Aroma is roast, caramel, and chocolate, with some smokiness to give a scotch-like character. Flavor is similar, a little sweet. Quite good.
gowdy (781) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Proof at Newark airport. Quite dark. Not much head. Strong tones of licorice.
crlnts (377) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Nice looking, massive beige head. Dark cola, translucid. Aroma is very umami, soy sauce. Rich body, sweet, chocolate. Rather strong bitterness. Not my style, but nicely made.
Tstamba (372) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Kloby's. Clear copper with ample creamy head. Tasty malt with a hint of smoke... Very smooth... That nitro is money!!! Excellent Scotch ale.
tastybeer (1804) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Nitro. Pours copper/amber, dark off-white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toast, light chocolate. Taste is sweet, toffee, toasty. Palate is drier, soft, creamy, sweet finish.
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml can served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a dark amber To brown color forming a small non persistent thin bubbled tan head that leaves only few spotty lacings in the glass.
S: Sweet. Strong notes of toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate, coffee, dry date fruit, plums, raisins, oak, brown bread and flowery hops. Bourbon notes. A bit boozy but alcohol is really well hidden.
T: Pretty much as the nose. Sweet upfront. Very biscuity. Strong notes of toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate, coffee, dry date fruit, plums, raisins, oak, brown bread, scotch malts and candi sugar. In overall, a sweet taste followed by a medium and well balanced bitterness. Warming.
M: Heavy molasses body. Low carbonation. Sweet dry fruits, roasted malts and a light bitterness in the aftertaste.
O: Great drinkability. Great Scotch Ale.
Bebum (361) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper, clear, lacy.
Medium body, moderate flavor, avg length, almost flat mouthfeel despite pleasant alcohol heat, good lengrh, tasty finish.
Mildly bittersweet, low acidity.
Subtle roast flavors, raisins.
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WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 16 oz can into a tumbler on 08.29.14.
A: 1 finger tan head. Slightly see through dark brown body.
T: Caramel and milk chocolate dominate. Graham cracker is subtle.
P: Silky smooth because this was the nitro version.
O: This lost some complexity because of the nitro but the mouthfeel was much improved. It would be a good dessert.
jerseyjohn71 (233) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
NICE,,,, caramel, bread, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, toast, resin, floral, spruce, herbs, leaves, earthy, leather, dough, alcohol, cough drop, woody, vanilla, smoke, black, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation,