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RATINGS: 1656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Big and delicious for your ’perty 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. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2011
12oz bottle, courtesy of beerisheaven. Great bourbon, sweet vanilla aroma. God I love bourbon. This has some nice subdued caramel, scotch flavor with bourbon overtones. This is quite delicious. A serious supper, warming me right up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Phenomenal offering from Founders. Great smoky flavors combined with the scotch flavor of Dirty Bastard makes for an incredible beer. Really strong caramel flavors top it off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
From 11/7/10 @ Tylers Apex. Great aroma. Sweet, malty. Chocolate, caramel, whiskey. Brownish orange color, small to no head, spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, dry sweet finish. Very tasty, a lot of barrel in the flavor, goes down easy. One worth seeking. Another I’m surprised it took me long to rate.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very dark dirty brown. Minimal off white head. Big bourbon aroma. Taste is harsh. I would describe it as a little of burnt alchohol. Very thick palate. Very dry. Mouthfeel is bitter. It always fun trying the big beers and this definitely qualifies. I like a good scotch ale, but this one is too harsh for me. I’ll happily stick to the Dirty Bastard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Poured almost black with lots of head and lacing that stuck around. Oaky bourbon smell which was really nice. Taste was caramel and roasted grains with a large back end of bourbon. The after-taste was what killed it for me unless I just got a bad bottle. I typically like anything aged in barrels but, this one just missed a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 Nose is bourbon, caramel, dark sweet cherries, a bit of chocolate. Taste is pretty sweet but rich melange of bourbon, caramel, cherries, plums, smokiness, slightly leathery. All told, a really awesome take on a style I’m not madly in love with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bierkraft. Yastes of malt, sugart, brown toffeee and bread. Tastes of toffee, sagrup and cocolatye. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Deep amber with minimal head. Nose is dominated by bourbon. Flavor is primarily bourbon up front, lots of bourbon. There is some malt presence, but bourbon takes the front seat. Very interesting beer, and even though I generally enjoy barrel aged beers, this was a bit much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12oz bottle (’08) from Secret Santa
Appearance: Pours a very dark mahogany, almost black with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Bourbon, oak, caramel and smokey
Taste: Roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla. Dry finish
Very nice scotch ale. Nice sipper beer that I could ’sip’ a few of easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Had on tap at Old Chicago...this beer was really unexpected. It was almost like a lightly carbonated scotch or whiskey. That might not seem appealing, but it was excellent. Very enjoyable. Was way smoother than its parent dirty bastard.

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