Enormo (26) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Being from Iowa, I donít always get to purchase the beers that I would like to. That being said, when I went to Madison last month I had my choice of a handful of good IPAs (my favorite style) at the local liquor store. However, when it came time to buy I decided on a six pack of Dirty Bastard, because I had heard such good things about it. And I have to say that I am not dissappointed. The appearance of this brew is absolutely perfect (looks of rich mahogany). Sweet up front with a nice roasty finish. A full mouthfeel and it goes down so smooth. To be honest, I wish this beer had a little more alcohol, but other than that, a truly superb beer.
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, via trade with atpayne. Poured a very dark mahogany, zero head but a thin ring clinging to rim, and minimal carbonation visible. Aroma featuring a huge amount of molassas, with dark fruits, soy sauce, peat, and a little alcohol. Flavor is heavy on the malt with a dominating taste of soy sauce. Virtually no hop flavor at all. Finish is alcoholic but very pleasant. This has a great thick chewy mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Mouth coating but not cloying. This delivered much more than expected, a big chewy beer in a style category filled with alot of lame stuff. In some ways this reminded me of a well aged Old Ale. This beer is awesome!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown/black color,small tan head that faded quickly leaing just a faint lace behind.Nice malty aroma with some fruit notes and a decent sweetness as well.Malty roasty flavor right away,with a nice hop bite coming on in the middle and end.The alcohol for the most part is well hidden with the exception of a warm feeling going down.Over all itís a damn fine brew i think and well worth having some more around.Which i may just have to pick a 6er for the winter.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maintains a small off-white head after the pour and is a surprisingly light brown-red in color. Nose is strongly sweet which is the case with the flavor as well. Caramel is definitely the overriding taste before it gives way to a subtle hop-infused bitterness. This is an excellent scotch ale that never betrays the high alcohol level.
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at FBC. Small tan head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, poor lacing, softly carbonated, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel and sweet. Flavor was caramel, sweet, chocolate, and vinuous but not overly so. Smooth palate. Medium body. Nicely done and very quaffable.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown color, some reddish highlights and a beige head. Full malty aroma, caramelly, molasses, generally sweet, some earthiness. Flavor is caramelly, fairly sweet, touch of smoke, a bit of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, a touch hot, should mellow out nicely. Tasty beer, Iíve got more to let em settle out a bit.
Handle (10) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight taste of fig and raisins. Definitely a burnt caramel aftertaste. Pallate is a little week though.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Smells good, tastes better. The amazing thing is this beer starts bitter goes over sweet to sour. just a fantastic beer.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Pours dark red brown with creamy tan head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is coffee, caramel, toffee, and molasses. Flavor is roasted and sweet. Caramel, chocolate, some coffee, some raisins and figs. Hops come in at the end. Full-bodied, smooth, creamy texture, low carbonation. Warming alcohol finish.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark mahogany with a semi-creamy off-white head. Sweet somewhat dry aroma of syrup and molasses. Taste is sweet with hints of caramel, molasses, and a touch of smoke, which does well to offset the sweetness. Very little alcohol character... I had no idea this was 8%. Very enjoyable. Nice body, lightly carbonated and pretty full. Delicious.