Haslinger (722) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark reddish almost brown/black. Delicious warming alcohol taste with some nice malt and a bit of caramel. Leaves a nice coating on your tongue. Would buy again
fluffy (800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
so, this is the legendary Founders. pours brick red with a off white head that dissipates quickly. aroma is all dark fruits and peat. toffee and dark brown sugar albeit not as sweet, some raisins and dates and some spiced bread. finish is a bit oily and brandy like. nice but too heavy for more than a couple. glad i was finally able to try something of theirs though.
boFNjackson (3574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tap @ Encinitas Ale House... Poured dark brown with thin forming head. Malty, dark fruit aroma. Sweet, moderately boozy and malty. Borderline barleywine on the sweeter side with a hint of smoke and charred wood. Very nice. I canít believe this is the first time I am trying Dirty Bastard.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep brownish red. Sweet chocolate/caramel aroma and taste. Twists in a little bitterness on the finish. Hides the alcohol well. Good beer.
Hopper (813) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from BlackIPA, Thanks! Pours a dark reddish brown. The aroma is malt forward, fruity, and a touch of smoky peat. The taste has some peat, smoke and some fruit in there. This is a very well balanced beer especially for itís style and alcohol percentage.
cat_klotz (11) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is my first scotch ale. It was a little bold for my taste at this time. I think it was probably right on the money for how its advertised. Just beyond me at this point. Smells and looks great in glass definitely a smoky malt flavor up front with a little hops bitterness in the finish. You know your drinking something with alcohol.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->stem. Dark hazy red amber. Aroma is light wet hops, peat, yeast. Taste is maltywith notes of chocolate and spice. Excellent.
BeerFlavoredBeer (224) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive as it hits the glass and rich in aroma. Itís a bit more hop-forward than what I expected in a Scotch Ale. Good ABV that gives you a bit of warmth without getting you into trouble.
dresden (517) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Side by side with Backwoods Bastard. This is a deep reddish brown with some sediment. I think bottled in July, the stamp is wearing off. Very smooth for a wee heavy. Caramel, dried fruits, some smokiness. Backwoods is a sipper, this is a creamy malt bomb with some milky chocolate. Very nice! I think drinking beside backwoods was a disservice to this beer.
kimjongill (180) - - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark ruby appearance. Light but pleasant and complex aromas. Great flavor with a malty aftertaste. From draft.