Panzuriel (1287) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old Chub pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a thick head of small tan bubbles. Nose is a blend of lightly roasted malts with some sweetness that is reminiscent of caramel. Taste is medium dry with hints nuts and caramel. Finishes with some mild bitters. Body is silky with just a bit of bubbles on the tongue. Very solid beer. Alcohol content doesn’t hurt either.
tectactoe (1480) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: Rich chestnut mahogany body with good clarity, gray-tinted, thin head on top that transcends to a weak film & collar. Aroma of heavy caramel sweetness, buttery toffee, light red grape & some apple. Peanut brittle back-end. Hops notable on the palate only, earthy & a touch of bitterness. Metallic caramel, buttery yeast, toasted bread, toffee, nuts, prune, & red grape that’s on the edge of vinous. Hints of booze. Syrupy toffee malt finish with a metallic twinge. I’m not a huge fan of this style, admittedly. Decent, but not as good as, say, Dirty Bastard for me.
Modularman (109) - - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of malt and caramel. Appearance is brown with khaki head. Taste is sweet caramel with slight dark chocolate bitter finish. Good beer
jahshuwuh (354) - USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro 16 oz can. A dark chocolatey brown color with some dark ruby colors and a thick creamy finger of khaki head thanks to the nitro. Smells of dinner rolls, cinnamon, wheat, some kind of spices. Taste is honeydew melon, brown sugar, caramel, finishes yeasty with the dinner roll taste, low hop bitter. Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth from the nitro, alcohol isn't all that noticeable. Good overall scotch ale with interesting flavors and good mouthfeel.
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markducommun (160) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown, very fine, tan head, relatively small. Caramel, molasses nose. Touch of dry bitterness, nice round sweetness. Full bodied, fairly upfront alcohol. Very well balanced, quite tasty.
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VRH (44) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with moderate tan head that thins and laces. The aromas are of walnut, green sappy wood, & fruity pear. Sweet flavours follow the nose, but drying with addition of some smokiness, and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, followed by roasty wood notes in the finish. Nicely done.
AdamT (154) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark brown hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing fizzy light khaki head. Virtually no lacing. Sweet chocolate malt, whopper candy, sweet dark fruit, licorice aromas. Sweet fruit and malt up front with a sweety boozy chocolate malt finish. Oily on the palate, soft carbonation. Yummy!!!!
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro can. Smells of caramel, slight smoke and roast. Beautiful creamy tan head. Compared to most the nitro in this heightens the beer. Sweet malt, there are cherries and chocolate as well as a slight bitter finish. Really good.
rangerred (896) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Pours a clear reddish-brown with a smallish light tan head. Average head retention
Aroma has strong notes of caramel, smoke and toffee. It is perfectly to the style of Scottish Ale. The smoke really makes this aroma in my opinion.
The flavor has strong toffee and burnt caramel notes along with more of the smoke that is present in the aroma. Bitterness is on the moderate side but it is enough to balance out the sweetness from the abundant malt.
Overall, a very nice beer that is quite drinkable for the strength. I’m not a huge fan of the style but this is one of my favorites.
SimplySike (799) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish brown with tan head.
Aroma sweet, raisins, caramel, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, molasses.
Taste big caramel chocolate vanilla sweets, some roasted bitters.
Mouthfeel smooth, creamy.
Great sweet beer love it!
generallee08 (595) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a deep dark brownish color with deep ruby highlights. It appears to have good clarity thought the highlights. On top there is a light tan head. It is about two fingers tall and fades slowly. Lacing is slick and spotty. The aroma has a pleasant sweet caramel, candy and roasted malt character. Its light to medium body has a slightly thin texture. The overall flavor profile is sweet and candy like. There are plenty of caramel and toffee notes with some toasted bready maltiness and a slight fruitiness which reminds me of grilled peaches. Hop flavor and bitterness are very mild and the finish is sweet but quick.