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RATINGS: 1927   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- Body appears to be a dark brown color. Pours with a minimal <1/2 finger head that immediately fades to a very thin collar and no lacing is left behind in the glass. When held up to the light one can see that this is actually. S- Sweet bourbon with an alcohol burn on the nostrils balances well with the dark malt profile offered by this Scottish ale. Sweet, like molasses and a chocolate presence added with bourbon sweetness and burn. Nice.. T-Upfront is a bit of roasted (but not quite bitter) malt that offsets the sweet caramel and bourbon flavors going on. The finish adds a touch of dark chocolate to what is already going on along with a bourbon alcohol burn. The bitterness is very well hidden the entire way through and the character of this beer is complex, slightly sweet, and very warm. P- Low to medium carbonation and a body made up mostly of somewhat thick, very smooth, caramel and dark malt. Goes down very easily. O- The more I acquaint myself to them the more I am loving Scotch Ales. This is a darn good one. The bourbon is a perfect compliment to this beer and I think its great. The alcohol is definitely not hidden...but it is not obnoxious either. Wonderful and definitely my favorite Founders brew! IMO, it easily Trumps Breakfast Stout and KBS. Wasnt expecting this to be so good! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-15-2009 03:47:16

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
(12oz bottle via trade with BA gratefulbeerhead) clear copper with no real head. Nose of caramel, toasty grains, and light alcohol. Taste of metal, berries, caramel and lightly toasted grain.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holtguy (175) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2010
I poured this and was distracted from noticing color and head by the aroma, which was bourbon and oak. Flavor is Scotch ale lifted up with vanilla and oak, and pretty strong bourbon notes. Alcohol is definitely there. Top notch. One of my all-time favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Siddhartha (9) - USA - APR 18, 2010 does not count
On tap at Capones. Dark mahogany. Really nice brown sugar, caramel and vanilla aromas. Caramel and bourbon flavors. Medium-to-full body with a syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet with a somewhat abrupt finish. Ill definitely be trying this one in the bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2010
This is the second time Ive had this but first time rating, I think this one is a little bit older than the previous one I had but that is a good thing in this case. Tons of vanilla and oak in the aroma with hints of bourbon and maple. It smells like one of those amazing breakfasts with tons of waffles and pure maple syrup... The taste holds all those aromas in well and almost mimics what you smell. This ale is enjoyable and not overpowering in any way, I would say this is one you want to return to over and over again!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2010
Dark red brown colored beer with a slight tan head. Didnt get a ton out of the aroma, mostly sweet malt, vanilla, and some booze. Flavour was full of malts, some bourbon flavours. Pretty sweet malts but not sugary or syurpy. Very enjoyable and a nice lively body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2010
12oz bottle from CBX. Pours a dark reddish brown color with almost no head at all. Distinct bourbon smell, but not overly powerful. Of course the initial taste is bourbon. The thing I like about this beer though is that its not a giant slap in the face with the bourbon. Even though its very distinct, it doesnt make you feel like your drinking straight bourbon. Its a smooth, mild flavor. I could drink a few of these without getting sick of them. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Brown frothy head, sweet, but not too much, whiskey, nice finish, likable, will buy again, would recommend - a nice heady brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2010
Deep red-brown color; clear and perty. Vanilla, oak, rich caramel malt aroma, though the bourbon nose kind of takes over. Big whiskey flavor, oak and vanilla, with a bit of smoke. Smooth and full body. Tasty, though a bit too much on the whiskey. Good bitter finish. Not near as good as the regular Dirty Bastard.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle: Poured a murky purplish brown with no head, aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweet dark fruits, and caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet, some plum, oak, vanilla. Alcohol finish. Interesting beer.


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