joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
dark brown appearance with a tan head. very flavorful brew, overriding malty sweetness with some caramel hints. a nice beer, better than their pale ale and better than most scotch ales i’ve tasted jrob21 (3804) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2007
Can courtesy of the brickstore. I dig this style. The flat cola flavors and bittersweet tastes are really entertaining for beer. Slight hint of roasted/smoked malt as well. Good color makes you think it is going to be bigger than it really is. This one is smooth and tasty. cheap (6087) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Old chub, pleasant name! This 12 oz can has many ‘highs’ enscripted on the top rim of the can. Fun to look at. Very nice aromas, roasty aromas that make a dark beer very attractive to the nose. And when you pour it out of the can, it is certainly dark. It has a dark tan head but it is not brown, just dark tan. The flavors are malty bitterness, just like the other Scotch Ale I’ve tasted. Strong alky content is readily apparent. The alky is not hidden and it is in your face, abrasive and flat. I am surprised to see such a style beer in a can from the USA. $2 at 3 sons and dogs in wexford PA. Will not buy again. This is not my style. On par with McEwans Scotch Ale.
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2007
Another draft beer had at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The color was much darker than I had expected, a very dark brown with a dark red tint and a decent-sized, creamy dark tan head. The aroma was malt-dominated, featuring roasty chocolate and caramel, with some underlying grainy hops. It had a nice flavor, which was a sweet-bitter mixture and long lasting. The palate was fizzy, slightly wet, and full. A great beer for the spring, that could be had in most seasons. GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
Pours a rich dark brown with a moderate and creamy light brown head. Sweet malty aroma with obvious notes of chocolate, caramel and a little coffee. Tons of chocolate up front on the palate followed by toffee, alcohol and toasted oatmeal. Creamy texture and a long, malty sweet finish with a slight alcohol kick at the end.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2007
Nice. From the can it pours a dark umber body with a slender khaki head. It has an aroma of rich earthy malt, chocolate, alcohol, old wood, dark juicy fruits, and nuts. A touch of burnt brown sugar and a hint of toffee blend into the flavor along with the elements present in the nose. I’m a hop-head, to be sure, but I enjoy a richly malty drink that’s brewed this skillfully. This is my third beer from this brewery, and I think we need Oskar Blues distributed in the Chicago area!HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2007
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A deep dark brown ale with with auburn highlights when held up to the light. The nose is malt with a bit of coco powder. The lacing is superb. The palate is sweet, but not too sticky. There are notes of milk chocolate and hazelnuts. I sure am glad the weather is going to be cold this weekend, with a possibility of snow. This makes for a nice winter beer. Good stuff. kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2007
This beer pours a very dark brown color with a frothy tan head. The aroma is malty and sweet in nature. NOtes of brown sugar and heavy malt in the taste. Some alcohol noted but it is not offensive. Medium to medium heavy mouthfeel. All in all a nice scotch ale. mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2007
can: pours a chocolate brown with a tan foamy head. aroma is heavy malt and dark fruits and a touch of chocolate. flavour is thinner than i expected, it is malty and chocolaty with a little dark fruit. an after taste of bitter cocoa. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Pours a deep brown color, almost black, with faint ruby red highlights. Produces a fairly massive, tightly bubbled, thick tan head. Great head retention throughtout the entire glass with some spotty lacing. Moderately assertive, but very complex aromas of peat smoke, burnt caramel candy, roasted malts, raisin, figs and cocoa greet the nose. Medium mouthfeel; fairly full and chewy but with a light fluffy texture. Flavor’s a bit more assertive than the aroma profile. Rich, complex notes of burnt caramels, peat -smoked dark roasted malts, dark brown sugar, spices, dark dried fruits, cocoa powder and earth are pleasantly expereinced. Some faint charred oak bourbon notes linger in the background. Alcohol is really an afterthought here with just a hint of warmness. Finish is long with a slight hop/charcoal bitterness. If you enjoy this style, it’s worth seeking out for sure.