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RATINGS: 1784   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your íperty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. Itís a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
Dark brown with a red touch, the head is light brown. This is a big beer, tonnes of aroma and flavor. The first you notice is the barrel notes of vanillia wood and bourbon. But there is also a sweet caramel base with figs ans prunes. Iím usually not that fond of beers that are this sweet with a lot of barrel notes, but this is a lovely beer that is well balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HomeBrew_Man (10) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Wow - just wow. One of the best use of booze barrels in beer Iíve come across.(and thanks to mi amigo Jaime for sending it my way). Lotsa complex layers going together perfectly and all that jazz. Wish I could get this all the time out here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magicalpoet (24) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Such a fantastic sipper. Not too sure why it comes out in November, as it would be good to sip by a midnight bonfire for sure. Take the Dirty Bastard and add a little vanilla and bourbon notes, some warm & fuzzy and this is what you get. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Big time barrel ager here. Clear brown in a with a small head. Nose is sherry like aged notes and vanilla. Sweet and a touch sticky which works for a big slow sipper like this. The barrel character is really dominant here but itís well put together overall. Honestly, this stuff is tasty but Iíd rather have something a bit more beery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle - pours deep red (almost black) with a tan head. Has a smooth chocolate flavor to it with a definite bourbon presence. A good on to sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoctorB2B (13) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bourbon you say!! Bourbon on the nose, big blast in the first few sips and then it becomes a beer of beauty! Iím certainly not going to pound these, but once in a short while, this is certainly a brew to turn to!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2293) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Strongly malty in aroma in taste, with hints of caramel, cherry, vanilla, and woodiness. Smooth but full bodied, strong but not overly heavy. Not a favorite style, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin light tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, wood, and whiskey. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of bourbon as well as medium notes of caramel and wood, and a slightly burnt edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Aroma- oak, cinnamon, other spices, whiskey, big bready malts Appearance- deep dark oak brown, borderline mahogany, thin white head, nice alcohol coating Taste- mild spices, cinnamon, oak, bourbon, vanilla, super smooth, actually incredibly smooth Palate- low carbonation, mouthcoatingly awesome Overall- Founders does it again. Dirty Bastard, their scotch ale, is an incredible brew as is. When aged on bourbon, this beer manifests into a real smooth monster. Great frickin brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Pours reddish brown with brown head. Aroma of scotch malts, grapes, and cream. The taste is awesome. Scotch, malts, vanilla, and cherries. Great beer.

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