al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle thanks to Jay (fear025). Pours a dark redish brown with medium head and a good amount of lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty. Medium bodied with a smooth finish.
arkurzynski (2275) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Deep red, amber, brown mix. Malt, smoke, and roasted aroma. Flavor is brief sweet malt then roasted malt, peet, wood, earthy. Finishes with mild hopping. Good medium body with light carbonation.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, tasted alongside a Saint Arnold DR#8 and an Old Chub. Iíve kept this one for over a year. Itís the middle range of color for the three, a fairly clear amber-orange with some small yeast floaties and a small head with good retention. Nose is packed with caramel/syrupy malt, along with a little woody smoke and grapes. The flavor is predominantly sweet and rich, tasting a bit like grape juice at times, interestingly. Some light grassy/peaty tones, particularly in the finish, and no hops to speak of. Carbonation is average, making the palate a little heavy and sticky - definitely some presence to this one. I havenít had it fresh, but itís very nice after some age.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, and Ruby highlights with a medium, light-tan head. Aroma very malty, a touch of caramel, dark fruits. Flavor also very malty; brown sugar, fruits, Caramel and lightly sour.Nice smooth velvety texture. Almost too sweet, but I keep buying it.
The taste is that good.
JNeri (3) - Chicago, USA - OCT 12, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I first had this beer at dinner for my sisterís college graduation from Michigan State. It being her graduation dinner, I had a few. However, being that it has an 8.5% ABV, my actual acknowledgement of what I was tasting diminished about midway through my second beer. This is a very good, full bodied Scotch Ale with a strong malty finish. It is a little thick to drink more than one or two and is very filling. It can probably replace a meal if you have more than one. The beer has a very malty aroma and somewhat of a black licorice aftertaste. Overall very excellent, but a little too thick to drink often.
matthewjk (1073) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from 12oz bottle - Not usually a fan of anything "Scottish," but this little Dirty Bastard won me over. Nice malty profile with plenty of great-tasting hops. Giving props to a Scotch Ale that I would normally not buy.
Nsanders (1018) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown with a light tan head. Banana, caramel aroma. After taste strongly of alcohol that sticks with you. Burps smell strongly fused with alcohol even after only one.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft at founders brewpub. Iíve had this numerous times, but first time rating. Im not generally into scottish ales, but this is very enjoyable.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of caramel malts, oak and fruits. Flavour of dark fruits, syrup, caramel malts and oak. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel. Tasty.
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, dark amber, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish. nice beer.