derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Phenomenal offering from Founders. Great smoky flavors combined with the scotch flavor of Dirty Bastard makes for an incredible beer. Really strong caramel flavors top it off. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
From 11/7/10 @ Tylers Apex. Great aroma. Sweet, malty. Chocolate, caramel, whiskey. Brownish orange color, small to no head, spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, dry sweet finish. Very tasty, a lot of barrel in the flavor, goes down easy. One worth seeking. Another I’m surprised it took me long to rate..... wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very dark dirty brown. Minimal off white head. Big bourbon aroma. Taste is harsh. I would describe it as a little of burnt alchohol. Very thick palate. Very dry. Mouthfeel is bitter. It always fun trying the big beers and this definitely qualifies. I like a good scotch ale, but this one is too harsh for me. I’ll happily stick to the Dirty Bastard. Crash (549) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Poured almost black with lots of head and lacing that stuck around. Oaky bourbon smell which was really nice. Taste was caramel and roasted grains with a large back end of bourbon. The after-taste was what killed it for me unless I just got a bad bottle. I typically like anything aged in barrels but, this one just missed a bit. HonusWagner (2226) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 Nose is bourbon, caramel, dark sweet cherries, a bit of chocolate. Taste is pretty sweet but rich melange of bourbon, caramel, cherries, plums, smokiness, slightly leathery. All told, a really awesome take on a style I’m not madly in love with.
BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bierkraft. Yastes of malt, sugart, brown toffeee and bread. Tastes of toffee, sagrup and cocolatye. Excellent ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Deep amber with minimal head. Nose is dominated by bourbon. Flavor is primarily bourbon up front, lots of bourbon. There is some malt presence, but bourbon takes the front seat. Very interesting beer, and even though I generally enjoy barrel aged beers, this was a bit much for me. Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12oz bottle (’08) from Secret Santa riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Appearance: Pours a very dark mahogany, almost black with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Bourbon, oak, caramel and smokey
Taste: Roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla. Dry finish
Very nice scotch ale. Nice sipper beer that I could ’sip’ a few of easily.
Had on tap at Old Chicago...this beer was really unexpected. It was almost like a lightly carbonated scotch or whiskey. That might not seem appealing, but it was excellent. Very enjoyable. Was way smoother than its parent dirty bastard. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2009 bottle. Brown in color with amber highlights. A small white head was present upon pouring but faded fast. This smells like boozy pancakes to me, which is coincidentally what I’m gonna make for breakfast tomorrow. Strong vanilla presence in the aroma, too. Taste is sweet with vanilla and a slight anise note in there as well. Stronger dark fruit presence in the taste. Mild alcohol not with a slight warming feeling in the throat which each sip. Another solid offering from bells*.