BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Ol chub....sounds like a porno name. Lots of malty-roasty-goodness...semi sweet chocolate...maybe even a bit o bourbon? An interesting brew out of a can! one of the few, but usually these few are exceptional! cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
From a can (duh), pours a deep dark brown with a large thick head. Nose is strong and pleasant with lots of malt and roastiness. Attack to finish is some of the best maltiness i’ve had with just a touch of peatyness. Very surprisingly nice beer. BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (USA) Dark Brown color with a Med-Tan Head. Nice Roasted/Molasses Aroma with a sweet Chocolate taste. Unbelievable, this was out of a can. Yummy, get some yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
Can. Pours a clear-looking brown color, with a small, beige head. Malty, peaty nose with chocolate and a touch of fruityness. The flavor is sure malty and peaty, but leaves room for some chocolate and bitterness. Full body, and a long, roasted, peaty and sweet finish. I could wish for more fruityness, but for a scotch ale it’s fine. The alcohol is well hidden, leaving it quite drinkable. (080118) Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
Appearance: Visibly carbonated dark brown ale with small yet presentable top.4-
Nose : Solid impression of high self esteem, clean rich malts with smooth saturated alcohol. Walnut accent on side.8-
Flavor/Palate : Medium full boded. Smooth, clean mellow richness. Quiet quality of brown malt. Slightly sticky gently sweetness with right dose of alcohol. Nothing is screaming here . Stoic timeless qualities. Monster ales are fad this ale targets mature beer connoisseur. Old Chub despite its size is perfectly balanced in every aspect. This is main strength of this ale. I found very to no fault. Splendid brew that other should aspire to it.
Very dark mahogny towards deep red, with a minimal brown head. Aroma has tons of chocolate and caramel and i sensed some smoked whiskey notes aswell. Heavy malt flavor of bitter roasted chocolate and a thick palate from the caramel malts. Alchohol is well placed and the finish is quite dry and bitter almost ashy, again with some smoked notes. Great Beer5000 (6544) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2008
12 oz can. Dark brown body with a thin and fast disappearing beige head. Light roasted malt aroma. Flavor is smoked, malty, chocolate and surprisingly well hidden alcohol. Well balanced and nice. gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark ruby red, with brown highlights. Prominent lacing abound, with a small foamy head. Aromas of silky malts, chocolate, some muted floral hops. Flavor is roasted malts, slight coffee, honey, small citrus. Medium body, smooth but bitter finish. Goodgrief (2039) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Foam rose out of the can upon cracking open. Pour was dark with reddish highlights, good head and good lacing. Aroma was light smoke. Flavor was smoke, some earthiness, some toffee. Sweet, but not overly so. Mouthfeel was moderate, with increasing carbonation as it warmed. For a stateside Scottish Ale, excellent. I’d put it a behind Belhaven Wee Heavy a bit, but other than that, good stuff. stouby (4669) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
Can at PlanB.
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, smoke, roasted). Flavor moderate sweet. Medium body, strong in alcohol.