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Review by joe1510 on 11/27/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 16 5 8 2009
12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack
Steve's Liquor Madison

Old Chub pours garnet with glowing mahogany highlights throughout when held to the light. A 2 finger tan head formed on the pour that eventually fell to a thick cap. Leaves drink lacing after each sip that slowly slides back into the body.

Dark aromas come from everywhere with this beer. Brown sugar, molasses, and sweetly roasted malts. Maybe even figs. Every now and then I catch a hint of smokiness. Chocolate abounds. As this beer warms the smokiness becomes more pronounced. Alcohol fumes rise on the finish. Very nice.

Flavor starts off with roasted maltiness and is quickly followed by unsweetened chocolate. A nice smokiness comes around mid palate and lasts through the finish. The smokiness is there but allows the other flavors room to work. Sweet creaminess on the finish. Very nice.

Medium bodied but as creamy as you could hope for. Mild carbonation with faint alcohol on the finish.

I'm usually not a huge Scotch ale kind of guy but I could easily tilt a few of these back in a sitting.

Old Chub is a high, high quality Scottish ale. Very enjoyable and easy drinking. Big flavors but in no way overwhelming. Excellent.

Reviewed: 6/5/07

Price: $6.99 Served In: Pint Glass