Temptation (223) - - MAR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, copper color, opaque and with dark reddish glitters. Beige head, shortlasting and an almost absent lace. Aromas to toffee, raisins, dried plums, butterscotch, caramel and hints of smoke and coffee. Perfect balance in mouth, sweet of caramel, brown sugar and rhum and American hops bitterness. Long development and a great, bitter finish. Creamy texture, low carbonated and medium to high body. Really extraordinary beer.
stxoil (21) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with decent head. At first didnít get a lot of flavor, but complexity started to show as beer warmed up a bit. Taste of raosted malts predominate. I didnít notice any smoke. Very enjoyable.
birdiecox12 (4) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer had everything you want from a scotch ale. Think, smoky a bit of hops and a nice kick. Love it
Jimsal27 (243) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown with tan head. Soft aroma, sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, mild alcohol and no bitterness. Medium to full body. Very good but I get no hops and no smoke. Wonder if I got an old bottle. Feel like Iím drinking curmudgeon.
Rangi (579) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and taste of butterscotch great example of tasty full flavoured malty goodness. Very nice smooth tasty beer. Deceptively smooth!!!
Bule (756) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Smooth easy going Scottish ale. Nice spice, lots of malt and good alcohol balance.
whoisghost (60) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown/deep red appearance with a light brown head. Smells of scotch, sweet toffee and malts. Tasting a very slight coffee with toffee and molasses. Thereís some spice in there with with a hint of gently burnt toffee. The sweetness and bitterness balance out really well - this is an extremely well rounded beer. Really dense mouth feel, gentle carbonation and beautiful lingering thick after feel. This is great.
hank37 (59) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pure caramel and burnt sugar followed by spicy toffiness and a thick sugary hit with an even coating of the mouth both in flavour and bitterness. The 8% is hidden perfectly
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dirty Bastard is basically everything you want a Scotch Ale to be: boozy, rich, complex. Providing an excellent balance between bitter and malty, Founders did a fantastic job of giving some spicy edge to this immense malt bomb on an ale. Flavors of dark fruits, toffee, smoked peat, and roasted malt make the strongest impressions. Expect a full-bodied mouthfeel with some pleasant alcohol warmth (and added sweetness), as well. This ale may be called Dirty Bastard, but it certainly makes a clean getaway.
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus bottle from Homer321; Thanks Sean. Nose is sweet toffee, with hints of molasses and smoke. Very malt forward. Hazy brown with a small beige head. flavor is sweet and malty with only a very tiny hint of bitterness.
brnandersen (1886) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml. bottle. Clear, amber to deep red colour with a thin, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, overripe fruits, light smoke and peat. Toasted malt and toffee. Light booze. Rather rich. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting dry finish with floral hops and a peat note. A rather rich beer - the smoked notes and hops mellows down the malts. Good.