dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep brown color, fluffy tan head, mild lacing. aroma of roasty malt. flavor is chocolate and roasty malt. the chocolate is not overly sweet. there is a minor bitterness in the flavor. medium bodied, dry finish. quite enjoyable. luckily, i was forced to buy a 6-pack at ’liquor depot’ in monee.
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was expecting something a little bolder from a beer named Dirty Bastard. Moderately sweet upfront, with a dry, lingering finish, and a hint of warmth and smokiness closing the show. Not as complex as I was hoping for. Less sweet than the Duck Rabbit Scotch Ale, but not as rich. Good but not upper echelon.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a hazy deep amber/red color with tiny, almost non-existant light tan head. Aroma has red grapes, lightly toasted caramel, light chocolate, oak. Flavor is full of chewy malts, caramel, hint of cherry, with a mildly sweet finish. Overall a decent wee heavy style brew.
BeerLS (20) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells sweet, malty, and dark fruit maybe raisins. Taste is a little sweet, hops, dark fruits and some alcohol. Would definately drink again.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, at least a year of age. Sweet malty nose. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, raisin, a bit of smoke..mellow. Reminds me of a sweeter version of an older bigfoot. First 6 oz were better than the last...
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet boozy aroma. Deep amber-red with about a centimeter of tan head with moderate lacing.
Boozy sweet malty flavor with a slightly bitter bourbon feeling.
Feels nice in the mouth, not thin, not thick.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep opaque brown with red on the edge. No head to speak of. Aroma of dark caramel and bourbon. A little frothy, full feel. Bitter heavy malt, warming alcohol. Trace of piny hops, and acidic grapefruit. Bitter finish. It’s definitely good, but not totally remarkable in the scheme of things.
Body: Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 5 Golden(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4.5 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: None(1)->Large(5) : 2 White(1)->Tan(5) : 2 Lasting: 1 Lacing : 2
Intensity : 3
Yeast : XX Bread : XX Tropical Fruits : XX Soap : 1 Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX Fusel : XX
Malt : 1 Biscuity : XX Hay : XX Toasty : 2 Caramel : 3 Fruity : 0.5 Nutty : 0.5 Honey : XX Maple : 1 Molasses : XX Cereals : XX Grainy : XX
Hops : 0.5 Noble(1)->American(5) : 3 Leafy : 1 Spicy : 1 Floral : XX Lemon/Lime : XX Grapefruit : 3 Orange : XX Herbal : 2 Grassy : 2 Pine/Spruce/Resin : 2
Notes : Peach/Apricot : XX Earth : XX Mint : XX Butterscotch : XX Smoke : XX Dates : XX Bourbon : 4 Bubblegum : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 1 Sourness : XX Bitterness : 4 Complex : 3 Length : 4
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) :3 3 Clean : XX Sharp : 3 Watery : XX Oily : XX Chalk : XX Astringent : 3 Alcohol : 4 Mineral : XX Oxidation : XX Metallic : 2.5
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice mahogany pour...thin head. Kind of a woodsy earthy aroma. theres something in the flavor I cant quite pin down. faint licorice flavor. smooth and warming. The first time I had this I poured half the bottle out. But as someone else has pointed out, your tastes change to amazing degrees.
another fine beer from Founders.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin creamy reddish moka head. In aroma, a woody vinous aroma, licorice, lactic acids and butterscotch, rich and pleasant. In mouth, a sweet caramel, licorice, raisins, alcohol warmth. This bastard is classy, rich and complex. Early 2007.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Cloudy copper/amber color with a medium tan head. Sweet malty aroma, a nice rich and roasted taste with a hint of caramel and a trace of chocolate in the finish. A nice representation of the style.