Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the kind of beer that would probably improve with some age, and while I am begining to trust cans a bit more, I am not sure I trust them for laying down beer for a year or two. That said, it is a fine ale when fresh.
kdm1984 (713) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not noticing much smoke in aroma or taste. Very malt-forward and boozy. Not much hops. Smooth, though, despite the booziness. Only other example I’ve had in the style is Founders Dirty Bastard, which was richer and more interesting. Still, not a bad beer. Just not my preferred profile.
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a dark copper, off white khaki head dies to a ring, some little flecks of lace. Nose is sweet malt, biscuit, toffee, caramel. Tastes much the same as the nose, with a little bitterness and booze. Smooth.
kaoaaolco (1) - ft meade, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft is amazing. Pretty complex flavors that change from start to finish with each taste. Nitro can is good too, but obviously not as tasty.
Cimbasso (256) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at the SideDoor gastropub in Chicago. Dark brown with a big, foamy oatmeal head. Dark malt aromas. The taste is immediately quite smokey, but not overpoweringly so. Lots of dark chocolate and toffee flavours, making this quite a sweet beer, but offset by a good, hoppy bitterness. A very well-balanced and drinkable beer. Very interesting and original - I would not mind trying this one again!
astanford (8) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, average carbonation, creamy, medium body,
bubblehouse (508) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really good off nitro on tap. Really creamy and delicous. Doesn’t taste much like a scotch ale.
pjames317 (89) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nitro version canned in August ’14 at 6.9%abv. Poured into shaker glass with lovely khaki head and that wonderful cascading effect of the nitrogen bubbles contained within. Dark chestnut in color with a creamy, velvety texture. Not much hop presence in the nose, moreso malt based; lightly smoky, caramel, chocolate covered raisins. Mouthfeel is what you’d expect, smooth and just the right amount of carbonation. A little thin on the back end, but in this case it just makes you want to take another sip because the drinkability and nitro experience is so fantastic! Lacks depth and complexity of the traditional Old Chub but you still get a great malt-centric beer. Awesome change of pace beer to have in the fridge for those days you’re looking for something a little different.
hoppopotomous (16) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not gonna complain if swmbo likes a little old chub every little once in a while.lmao!
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White a solid Scotch Ale. Malty caramel aroma and flavor, just a bit of hops in the finish.
rob6239 (651) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, not cloudy and ruby dark colour. Slightly off white head laces the glass thick. Aroma has some sweet fruity notes and chocolate. Taste has raisins, cherry,