Zak187 (4) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2010 does not count
Lovely, rich and smooth. Smells like a strong brown ale, with a flirty burnt malt addition. It goes smooth and clean with a harsh aftertaste that gives the dirty bastard its name. eclipse93gs (4) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2010 does not count
Had this on draft at a local Uno’s. It was Founders night there so was able to have KBS as well as Centennial IPA and their Pale Ale. I liked this one the best although KBS and Centennial were both incredible as well and Pale Ale was a nice session beer. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Enjoyed from bottle at Fountainhead in Chicago. Aroma is lightly boozy. Appearance is very dark brown not much head. Taste is malty and strong, can taste the alcohol. Good stuff. kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle. Sweet caramel aroma. Deep copper with a small off white head. Sweet caramel, hops, and a light roasted malt finish. I really like this one, it was very easy to drink. Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful brown color. Light white head. Smells of malt and some hints of hops. Taste is slightly bitter. Good beer.
rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle 355 ml from www.erzbierschof.ch. Smell malted, smoked, undergrowth and a pinch of hops. The malt flavor is full, sustained a shade of hoppy bitterness. Earthy flavor, moshrooms, touch of wood and peaty, nuances of scotch, buttertoffee, toast. The texture is a little oily. Final drier, sappy, sweetened, smoked, heating. Hangover (1133) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Brown-red pour with a thick and lasting tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some chocolate and caramel. Flavor hits you fast with a lot of malty sweetness. This one is clearly high gravity as it’s pretty hot on the palette. Chocolate, raisin, plum, molasses maybe even some oakey flavors. Lingering bitterness. Strong, sweet aftertaste, lingering booziness. As advertised, it’s really malty and the hops were not anywhere on stage other than to provide bittering and perhaps a slight bit of citrus in the aftertaste. Overall, a pretty good scotch ale and pretty true to the style. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Served at 45 degrees, poured into a pint glass.Deep copper in color with slight head after aggressive pour. Darker than I anticipated. Smells sweet and carmel like. Sweet taste moving to bitter on the tongue. Lingers on the bitter side. Rich and smooth mouthfeel.
Overall, I really liked this beer.
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Tap @ Blind Tiger - Love me some scotch ale. Dark pour, white foamy head. Toffee, piney, smooth and creamy. Roasted malts. finishes dry with a touch of astringency. rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Good Scotch Ale. Brings everything to the table that it should. I prefer backwoods bastard though for its added complexities.