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RATINGS: 2444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Had tried all Lunar beers on tap at Lunar Brewing Company that day so on to the guest taps. Strong, rich, bold. Smoky, peaty, and malty. Tasty. Serving: Tap

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14833) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2010
355 ml bottle from Voldby. Dark brown/ruby with tiny off-white head. Flavour is caramel, fruit, alcohol, sweet and nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1757) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2010
This is quite a heavy bodied deep reddish brown brew. On the sweet side in aroma and flavor with all of those malts. However, the alcohol is certainly held in check by the sweetness. I would have liked a bit more smoke on the back side. I wish I had some smoky cheese or oysters to go with this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1373) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010
On tap at the University Roadhouse. Deep dark brew, sweet aroma with dark fruit and malty overtones. Taste is sweet, dominated iby malt, molassas and dark figgy fruit overtones, more than a little bitter and sour hoppiness in the finish, but the overall impression remains that of sweetness. An ethanol whooze in the after taste and ethanolic sweetness ala malt liquor permeate the flavor. Very satisfying palate and mouthfeel. very nice brew on the first cool day of late summer, would be great to warm up with after a long winterís day outdoors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
A: snifter. opaque mahogany color. light tan head. good retention rate with a very nice amount of lacing. S: rich malts, with some huge peat aromas. some hops in the back of the aroma. T: some caramel and toffee, with a big peat flavor. some nutty tones. very nice scotch ale flavors. M: big bold body, perfect mild carbonation. very small and has a great palate. D: very nice scotch ale. perfect flavors for my palate. really enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2010
ambrata nocciola buona schiuma media persistenza naso maltato con tostaure e caramello in bocca buon amaltatura caramello e decise note amare

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Draught @ Churchkey - Pours dark, dark, dark, with a thick and creamy head that persists and laces the glass. Fantastic aroma of breadk, chocollate, coffee.Sweet and malty with a hint of bitterness. classic Scotch Ale. Founders is fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
nwiseman (200) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle from VBS. Deep brown ruby color with a pale foamy white head. Aroma has some hints of scotch with a little chocolate and some hops. Some interesting funk mellows out into a sweet roastiness that lingers. A little rough on the palate. Iím a big fan of this beer. Everything I want out of a scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
bottle. A classic scotch ale with sweet malt, carmel, and cola flavors. The nose is basically the same as the taste. Maybe my second favorite scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Toward the end of the night, after my tastebuds were in shock and very sleepy. I remember this one being on the sweet side, lots of malt, and a decent butterscotch tome.


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