SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 5, 2010
12oz bottle. pours a clear, deep brownish ruby with a medium sized tan head. malty and sweet aroma with notes of toffee, toast, and a bit of chocolate on a shortbread cookie. the aromas carry into the flavor with the added hint of peat but itís definitely not a focal point. finishes dry and a bit chalky with a wash of floral accents. tasty little number. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours ruby red with white head, aroma is full of caramel malt. Taste up front is really sweet with some caramel and toffee moving into an earthy spiciness and ends with bitterness and smoky flavor. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours amber red with a thin fully receding tan head. Notes of toffee, plum, peat, caramelized wort, pit fruits. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish brown, no head. Pretty mild aroma that is mainly malts with a slightly hoppy twinge. Flavor is big on malt sweetness, dark fruits that finishes with a bite of hops. Also has a faint metallic flavor underneath everything. Alcohol fairly well hidden. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 12oz bottle) Pours red with nice oily bubbles, spare head and great lacing. Nose of bread, light cholorine hops, smoky malt. Taste of peat, toasted grains, smoke, caramel with a nicely carbonated finish and perfect body.
SudsMcDuff (8389) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Tom Ace. Pleasure to meet you Mr. Camp, and congratulations on all your success. You smell terrific! I was just telling Melissa that one of the first things we learned back at... Stanford Law... was the modern proliferation of food poisoning claims against wealthy private homeowners. In fact, if one were so inclined, one could make quite a lucrative law practice with little else. How is everyone feeling tonight? Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small creamy tan head. Malty aroma of caramel, brown sugar and some fruitness. Flavor was lightly sweet with burnt caramel, dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar and had a touch of chocolate with a sticky oily texture and a dry finish elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 12oz bottled in Dec 2009. Pours brown/copper, with strong red highlights, nice fluffy tan head, sheets of lacing to start. Aroma is pretty quiet on this one, some caramel malts, which is then immediately contrasted with the huge flavor, immensly malty to start, lots of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee with a nice grassy bitter hop finish. Overall very malty impression, but a noticeable hop presence, more than other Scotch Ales Iíve tried. Mouthfeel is quite rich and creamy, medium carbonation. My first night ever with Founders, Breakfast Stout equaled expectations, Dirty Bastard exceeded expectations. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Dark brown with a good amount of sediment at the bottom of the glass and no head at all. The smell is quite nice and consists of caramel malts, molasses, hops, and a bready note that I canít quite figure out. The taste is initial alcohol with a strong earthly and molasses finish. It tastes a little like scotch but not as strong as I would have thought, overall it is very good an interesting. Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a good shade of garnet. Smells of malt and smoke. Bold with hints of whiskey. Medium bodied with a sweetness in contrast to the name.