ozarkspops (367) - - FEB 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with mild head that dissipates quick with minimal lacing. A ton if malt sweetness and dark fruits in aroma. Smoky. Toasty. Flavor starts on a malty bready flavor but moves more into fruity sweetness. Plum and raisins. Sweet somewhat smoky finish. ---Rated via iPhone
rayaron (298) - 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 (86) - 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 (48) - 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 (211) - 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 1/2í 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 (140) - USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve 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. Itís 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 wouldnít even come to mind if I wasnít 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 youíre drinking it, but it isnít going to hang on like a freaky ex-girlfriend to ruin the flavor of the next experience. Worth the wait!
BierMeHoos (143) - 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 (1104) - 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.
exeter (335) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer poured dark brown. The head was off-white almost tan and the lace was spotty to the bottom. Tastes of darkchocolate, a bit of smoke, with the burnt notes nicely off-setting the sweetness. Excellent beer especially from a can.
PacNWDad (106) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/9/2014. 16 oz nitro version can purchased at Chuckís Greenwood, poured into an ale glass. Pours with a thick, dense, creamy head. Mahogany colored and somewhat cloudy. Aroma is of roasted malt, biscuits, a bit of raisin and fig. Sweet flavor, with a slight amount of bitterness and sourness. Creamy and full bodied, light carbonation and a fairly quick finish. Overall, a very enjoyable beer!
coachd (128) - Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scotch ales are hit and miss, letís see how this highly rated one stacks up. Smells good - malty, smoky with a hint of booze and a slight woodsy scent. Looks great, like cola with an off-white large head of foam. Tastes like blended scotch, with the smoked beechwood malts really showing off here. Many lesser scotch ales are just plain malt sweetness but this one has a lot more going on. You can taste some of the alcohol and it has a slight burn, both of which are appropriate for this style. Substantial palate, overall very good. When it comes to best scotch ale Iíve ever had, it is now a toss up between this one and Founders Dirty Bastard.