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RATINGS: 2472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Founders flagship beer. Dirty Bastard is an absolute beautiful beer to behold. Dark ruby in color and brewed with ten varieties of imported malts this beer continuously lives up to its reputation as a bold and powerful ale. Dirty Bastard is complex in the finish with hints of smoke and peat paired with a malty richness, finalized with a good bit of hop attitude. This beer ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2275) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle, tasted alongside a Saint Arnold DR#8 and an Old Chub. Iíve kept this one for over a year. Itís 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 havenít had it fresh, but itís very nice after some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JNeri (3) - Chicago, USA - OCT 12, 2010 does not count
I first had this beer at dinner for my sisterís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1073) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nsanders (1018) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Had on draft at founders brewpub. Iíve had this numerous times, but first time rating. Im not generally into scottish ales, but this is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2010
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of caramel malts, oak and fruits. Flavour of dark fruits, syrup, caramel malts and oak. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2010
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, dark amber, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish. nice beer.

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