DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful deep red-orange, thick golden head. Sponge-toffee, breadcrusts, and light smoke aroma. Barley candy sweetness, chewy dark toffee, toast, light smoke, light spice in the finish. No hint of the ABV. Fantastic! KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle from beermerchants.
Very dark ruby, fluffy head.
Fruit, smoke and soot in the nose.
Compact mal which is supplemented by smoke and hops to make a lovely beer for sipping rather than gulping. Bacon, spearmint, campfires.
Very well crafted, well balanced. al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2010
From a bottle thanks to Jay (fear025). Pours a dark redish brown with medium head and a good amount of lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty. Medium bodied with a smooth finish. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2010
On tap at Sugar Maple. Deep red, amber, brown mix. Malt, smoke, and roasted aroma. Flavor is brief sweet malt then roasted malt, peet, wood, earthy. Finishes with mild hopping. Good medium body with light carbonation. jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle, tasted alongside a Saint Arnold DR#8 and an Old Chub. I’ve kept this one for over a year. It’s the middle range of color for the three, a fairly clear amber-orange with some small yeast floaties and a small head with good retention. Nose is packed with caramel/syrupy malt, along with a little woody smoke and grapes. The flavor is predominantly sweet and rich, tasting a bit like grape juice at times, interestingly. Some light grassy/peaty tones, particularly in the finish, and no hops to speak of. Carbonation is average, making the palate a little heavy and sticky - definitely some presence to this one. I haven’t had it fresh, but it’s very nice after some age.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Dark brown, and Ruby highlights with a medium, light-tan head. Aroma very malty, a touch of caramel, dark fruits. Flavor also very malty; brown sugar, fruits, Caramel and lightly sour.Nice smooth velvety texture. Almost too sweet, but I keep buying it.
The taste is that good. JNeri (3) - Chicago, USA - OCT 12, 2010 does not count
I first had this beer at dinner for my sister’s college graduation from Michigan State. It being her graduation dinner, I had a few. However, being that it has an 8.5% ABV, my actual acknowledgement of what I was tasting diminished about midway through my second beer. This is a very good, full bodied Scotch Ale with a strong malty finish. It is a little thick to drink more than one or two and is very filling. It can probably replace a meal if you have more than one. The beer has a very malty aroma and somewhat of a black licorice aftertaste. Overall very excellent, but a little too thick to drink often. matthewjk (1101) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
poured from 12oz bottle - Not usually a fan of anything "Scottish," but this little Dirty Bastard won me over. Nice malty profile with plenty of great-tasting hops. Giving props to a Scotch Ale that I would normally not buy. Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Deep brown with a light tan head. Banana, caramel aroma. After taste strongly of alcohol that sticks with you. Burps smell strongly fused with alcohol even after only one. manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Had on draft at founders brewpub. I’ve had this numerous times, but first time rating. Im not generally into scottish ales, but this is very enjoyable.