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RATINGS: 1697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2009 bottle. Brown in color with amber highlights. A small white head was present upon pouring but faded fast. This smells like boozy pancakes to me, which is coincidentally what Iím gonna make for breakfast tomorrow. Strong vanilla presence in the aroma, too. Taste is sweet with vanilla and a slight anise note in there as well. Stronger dark fruit presence in the taste. Mild alcohol not with a slight warming feeling in the throat which each sip. Another solid offering from bells*.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Received as part of "extras" in a HB BIF from Hogie. 3.0 A: Really dark brown and rather opaque. I couldnít get a good head (about one finger), and not good retention of that either. Head is light brown in color. Decent amount of lacing. There is a bunch of variable sized crap throughout all layers of the brew. 4.5 S: Damn good aroma. Easily makes up for the sloppy appearance. Bourbon barrels come through quite well and also a tinge of alcohol. Dark roasty malts and dark fruits. 4.0 T: Tastes a lot like it smells. Woodiness and alcohol tinge are present foremost. Lots of raisins and tobacco as well, followed by plum. Roasted malt and caramel. 4.0 M: Heavy Medium body. Except for the bite of alcohol, this is otherwise very smooth. 3.5 D: Though I enjoy a wee heavy/barleywine/olde ale now and again, I havenít found one that I find very drinkable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-01-2009 19:17:54

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. I preferred the original Dirty Bastard to this one. Nose is big on bourbon, coconut. Pours deep amber with low tan head. Taste is overpowering of bourbon, with sweet malt. Finish is long and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Smells strongly of wood and vanilla. Deep amber in color. Complex dark ale, sweet an roasty with nice oaky and whiskey tones. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
bottle thanks to EDA - sweet, oaky, brown sugar, toffee, butterscotch, bready malts. molasses, sugary toffee finish. bourbon and smooth. one of the best scotch ales iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2011
Lots of bourbon, oaky, brown sugar. Off sweet. Smooth and rounded. Hardly any peaty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
A deep, hazy, brown pour with hardly any tan head. Bourbon smell mainly (go figure) and some oak, but also a hint of a sweetness I canít quite place. astes of Bourbon to start, which subsides to a sweet malt finish. ow carbonation. The medium body is just short of syrupy. The Bourbon does not take control of this, like Iíve experienced before with other barrel aged beers, and it finishes quite smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2011 Reddish-hued brown pour with a dense tan head that leaves plenty of lacing behind. Aroma is ripe with vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee, caramel, and smoke. Taste is wonderfully complex. The sweetness is delightful up front, but itís trailed by a warm wave of booze and oak. The booze flavor is not unpleasant, and itís more scotch than bourbon. Some vanilla, smoke, and caramel. Palate is full and rich, definitely a sipper. Really fantastic stuff. Iíd love to drink this outside by a campfire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Poured a dark brown with no real head. Aroma was a touch of the bourbon, dark fruit and malt. Flavor followed with a hint of caramel and vanilla. Low carbonation. Alcohol was not in the forefront. A good brew.

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