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 (448) - 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 (2116) - 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 (104) - 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 (314) - 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 (917) - 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 (88) - 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.
Modularman (109) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet malt, appearance is deep red with tan head, taste is sweet beginning with a hint of bitter chocolate with a little alcohol burn
jhwils629 (2) - Johnston, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really like the flavor n aroma of this smooth Scottish ale. I feel like I need to don my kilt n visit my relatives!
decentOne (1) - Algonquin, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my go to beer right now. It has a nice bold flavor and tastes best between fridge and room temperature.