Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Malarkey’s in Lake of the Ozarks. Aroma is quite restrained - perhaps it is too cold and we will see if it opens up a bit. Beautiful copper-mahogany with light tan head that webs down the glass and leaves a dusting across the top with a full collar. Taste is rich caramel with overt chocolate and slightly smoky on the backend.
Mack5511 (1) - Clearwater, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice dark amber, decent head and carmel flavor. Very drinkable and not a heavy hops taste.
kzoocraft_12 (2) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great taste! Perfect balance of hops and flavor. First beer I had at Founders. Definitely recommend!
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a fan of Founders as of yet but this scotch ale is making me rethink that notion. Dark plum hue. Lacy head. Malty. It has a butterscotch sensibility buoyed by a full body. The wash down is smooth. I like the fluidity of the beer. The ABV is an 8ish but it seems deceptively more boozy. Frankly, a nice scotch ale. Pleasantly surprised.
arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black with off white head that disappears fast. Nice toasty flavor. The alcohol taste comes through a little.
heavy (2120) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.355 l bottle, this one was Marko’s I guess, so thanks for sharing! It poured clear amber-copper body with modest ivory head. Fine malty aroma, caramel, figs and honey mostly. Quite sweet flavor as well, caramel, some dried fruits and sugar. Showed only subtle hints of wood and maybe some herbal hops but I wasn’t sure anymore. Medium to full in body, with alcohol evident but nicely subdued so far. Nice long, sweet, thick finish, alcoholic as well (bitter bite). Not nearly complex as expected, also expected more from it, but a fine and effective ale anyway.
Percy0103 (117) - MEXICO - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355ml. A dark rubi beer with a creamy head. It has a strong alcohol aroma with some dry fruits. The aroma is complex and there are a lot of things I can´t distinguish yet. Taste is bitter, especially at the end, very dense and maybe with a hint of chocolate. This beer is medium on carbonation and astringency. Overall a magnificent beer.
Sdaniel90 (324) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. Pours a deep, dark ruby colour, not exactly cloudy, but pretty opaque, with a creamy tan head. Intense, rich aroma of dry fruits, caramel and alcohol. Medium to robust bodied, smooth, with low cabronation and astringency. Heavy roasted character with hints of nut and spices, Well balanced with a strong bitter and alcohol finish. A class ale.
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep mahogany red with a large tan head. Smells strongly of caramel and hints of roast. Taste is caramel sweetness and hints of resinous hops. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale finishes with a slightly cloying sweetness.
Lele (90) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 L’aroma è sicuramente il suo punto forte: deciso, complesso e avvolgeste! I suoi 50 IBU non si sentono, coperti da un corpo strutturato e ricco di sapori, dove emergono il maltato, il caramello, il biscottato e il tostato. Un eccellente esempio di Scotch Ale.