MattShizzle (600) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Dark copper color - barely translucent. Very little aroma. Taste is really good - very malty with some roastiness and a bit of peat smoke.
mallons72 (206) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can smell the high alcohol - nice ruby read appearance. Very smooth tasting for an 8.3 beer, but a metallic finish. Very good, but not Founder’s best (Porter and Red Rye).
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Founders during RBSG. Pours ruby red, thin white head, poor lacing. Nose is caramel, brandy beans, fruit. Flavours are chocolate, brandy, spice, toffee. Solid.
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark brown color with brief tan head. Malty aroma with a little alcohol. Taste molasses, caramel, malts. Palate medium and smooth. Long mildly hoppy finish, A little too bitter to be pleasant.
Not bad, was hoping for a little better from Founders.
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer, nothing outstandingly special about it, but it does the trick (at 8.3& alc. it should).
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Cloudy dark reddish-brown. Aroma was semi-sweet, caramel malts and fruit. Flavor is malty, sweet and smoky with a touch of hops tang for balance. Hides the alcohol very well. Full and round with a clean and smooth finish.
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma mainly of malts, but some hints of hops and coffee as well. A nice coffee finish on this beer. Thick texture, very good. Definitely worth trying.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel and malt aroma, with a bit of pine and smoke. Pour is dark brown with a bit of red. Small tan head that didn’t stick around. Taste of sweet molasses with maybe a bit of vanilla and a bit of smoke. Earthy and grassy malts finish. Love the finish on this one. Love me some Scottish Ale, and this is a nice example.
Zak187 (4) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely, rich and smooth. Smells like a strong brown ale, with a flirty burnt malt addition. It goes smooth and clean with a harsh aftertaste that gives the dirty bastard its name.
eclipse93gs (4) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on draft at a local Uno’s. It was Founders night there so was able to have KBS as well as Centennial IPA and their Pale Ale. I liked this one the best although KBS and Centennial were both incredible as well and Pale Ale was a nice session beer.