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RATINGS: 1941   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big and delicious for your perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. Its a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (816) - Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Dark brownish reddish tint pour into snifter..slight head at the sides..more carbonation than expected..aroma of boost sweet bourbon, vanilla bean, char, oak, scotch..and hint of dried fruit..quite busy and complex nose..palate is dominated by the booze,warming presence..prefer this type of presence more from a stout..not a giant fan of scotch ales..good sipper and interested to see what some age would do to the abundant booze presence..dont really find this too sweet..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (6515) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours cloudy, brown-red with a minimal tan head. Nose is dark cherry, smooth bourbon. Taste is....a lot... cherry, vanilla, bourbon barrel (well-presented barrel, I might add) Smoky sweet, some chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Astonishingly smooth with a wonderful back-throat burn.... Absolutely stellar......amazing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (2049) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark maple syrup with no head. Aroma is caramel and some booze. Flavor is syrupy with caramel, malts and some bourbon. Overall a good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CardsFan25 (95) - - NOV 28, 2012
The smell and taste tell you that this beer spent some time in an oak burbon barrell in the backwoods. The burbon taste is not overwheling though. Dark, strong scotch ale that I had off tap served in a brandy snifter which was perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On tap. Comes dark reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of dark fruit, bourbon, and malt. Taste is bourbon, caramel, cherries, malt, and caramel. Rich and warming. Very nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpc0649 (3) - middleville, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
This is one of the better seasonal releases from this fine brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I love Founders and everything they have. Aroma- Starting out you get bourbon, but as you focus more the malts really come forward in this one. Terrific and enjoyable. Apperance-Yes! this stuff looks so awesome in a glass. Makes you feel like youre drinking one of the best beers crafted around. Thick head and a wonderful dark and rich color. Taste-Wow!!! this is heavy on the scotch flavor. Much more than its cousin Dirty Bastard. The bourbon really comes through as well Overall- This beer will kick you squarley in the balls if you are not careful, but it is deliicious. Drink with buddies and show off your excellent taste.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Why, oh, why did I feel the need to purchase this beer? Founders is a solid brewer, but I dont care for Scotch Ales and Dirty Bastard was no exception. I was in a beer store and in a hurry. I rarely spend half this much on beer, so I guess the label got me. Lesson learned. Bottle. Deep brown body with a little garnet at the edges. There is a thin light tan head. The nose has some strong caramel and marshmellow candy. There is also a bit of bourbon and vanilla sweetness. This has a slight hint of wood. Otherwise, it is candy sweet. The taste is woody boozy caramel and leather. There is also a hint of hay in the finish. A little dusty. A warming boozy brew that is like sugared up scotch and wood. The barrel aging dominates and that is not a good thing. Wow, this is an overpriced mess. I guess its for the scotch ale lovers and those that love barrel aging regardless of the results. A purchase I immediately regretted and tasting did not change my attitude.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (4654) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at Tuskies. Pours dark brown with an inch of khak foam. Smells of peat and whiskey on the nose. Big alcohol taste on the tongue which amplifies the scotch notes. Slight alcohol burn on the finish. Quite lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (1223) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap @ Tuskies Mill - pours a dark cherry red thats clear when held up to a light. Aroma is fantastic, dark cherries, bourbon, malt, vanilla oak, and a faint touch of warm winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet with a lingering smokey burn of alcohol. Palate is just dry enough to make you want to take another sip. Its a big beer so take your time and enjoy it with good company over a great meal. Overall, probably one of the best beers Ive had in months.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jasonk2579 (5) - - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
Delicious head. Sweet but Ok for the casual drinker. Very good high gravity beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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