Fatehunter (1948) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass. A nice inch of dirty-white head formed. Color is copper and red when held to the light, almost transparent.
A rich malty smell. Dry barley.
Smell is matched by the sweet malt and candy flavor that takes over this beer. There is a slight bitterness at the end.
Syrupy with moderate carbonation. It feels like it is sticking to the sides of your mouth.
Great Scotch style beer. It is not my personal favorite style but they have done a great job with it. No surprises.
Marcius (394) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber / brown color, hazy liquid and small head.
Aroma of caramel and old wood.
Taste is sweet and bitter.
Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste in glass from hand pump with almonds. Slight tan head. Dark Amber. No real aroma to me. Smooth tasting
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hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Poured reddish brown, with a light brown head and some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, alcohol and caramel. Taste of dark fruit, malts, booze and caramel. Enjoyable, interesting, quite good.
mduspara (25) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,355. Dark ruby with a thick tan foam. Malty with aroma of raisin, toffe and wood. Medium full body with taste of caramel, chocolate and prune. Real delight!
mariuspoenari (415) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
35cl bottle. Clear dark ruby pour with a very small tan lacing. Smells of caramel and bourbon. Super smooth mouthfeel. Tastes like bourbon, caramel, toffee, very well balanced. An excellent scotch ale.
Gespuccian (20) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thereís just something about good Scotch ales...the caramelly toffee flavor, the smooth maltyness that fills your mouth, and the smokey, alcohol-tinged finish. This is definitely a good Scotch ale.
craven5000 (116) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Massive and lingering light brown head under a extremely dark Amber body. Slick and smooth but not thick. Sweet with some alcohol bite at the end.
migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít have too much experience with this style, but I recently enjoyed a few glasses of Orkney Skull Splitter on tap at the Foundry, and found that authentically Scottish Heavy Ale to be much preferable to this one. Poured a bottle of Dirty into a tall thin tulip and got some head. Reddish brown in color and smelling of darker malts, I drank it too cold at first and it was good, but lacking character, so I let it warm up for a while, and as it did, it fell apart into disparate components. It certainly is a complex mix of flavors, which arenít Scottish and donít really work well together. Pretty reminiscent of Lagunitas Brown Shugga with a bunch of extra things thrown in, smokiness, hoppiness, bitterness, molasses-ness, dark fruitiness and so on.
sir__v (1462) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Utobeer, London - UK. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and caramel malt. Toffee, sweet domination, brown sugar. Small alcohol finish. Taste: full body with caramel and roasted caramel malt. Toffee domination. Alcohol taste. Boozy beer... Aftertaste: astringent alcohol taste with peat notes. Caramel and roasted malt. Very nice!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Founderís Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 8.5%
As Founders will be imported in 2016 I decided to crack this bottle Beercation hooked me up with.
In my thistle glass this scotch ale is a dark brown verging on black. Itís got a nice malty plum, raisin and dark fruits aroma - rich and savoury.
The taste is rich, malty, nutty, dark pitted fruit with a bit of bitter cocoa and dark chocolate. This is damn good stuff.