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RATINGS: 2227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2009
This and the Moylanís Kilt Lifter I find to be highly comparable, with this being slightly superior. Similarities: big malty sweetness, brown ale characteristics, smokiness. Differences: Dirty bastard just has more of all of the above.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Poured a muddy brown with a reddish tinge and a creamy head. The aroma is pretty restrained, and I struggle to extract much of one at all. The drink has more to it ... predominately bitter toffee and wood bark, with a bitter bite. Creamy mouthfeel but a relatively thin body. (#3607, 14 July 2009)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours a dark, reddish amber with a thin, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts and hints of smoke and scotch. Flavor also contains a lot of roasted caramel malts with hints of toffee, smoke, wood, nuts, scotch, and some light, bitter hops. Body is medium-heavy with some carbonation. A pleasure to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hike20 (38) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours a cloudy dark red/brown with minimal head. Almost looks like a iced sun tea but just a tad darker. Swirling it creates a thin off-white creamy head that doesnít stick around. Nose is sweet with a nice fruitiness and a fleeting hint of vanilla? Initial sweet flavor that becomes slightly bitter and tea-like in the finish.. Good medium-thick mouth feel. Malty and fruity. Complex, with slightly different flavors with every sip, especially as it warms a bit. Overall very good. The first Scottish Ale I really enjoyed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomisterp (56) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Poured a heavy dark brown color with a light toffee aroma. A small smoke taste starts this bad boy off,but it disappears quickly behind the huge caramel finish. I feel like a licked caramel off a spoon. Another bold one by Founders.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2009
dark red brown with tan head. moderate carbonation. sweet malt nose with a hint of floral english hops. some hop bitterness that is quickly replaced by a lot of malt sweetness, likely low crystal and some upper crystal and a hint of roasted malt. for a scotch ale i would prefer some smokey and peated flavors, but this version doesnít really open up to reveal those. honestly, tastes more like an irish red ale, with sweetness and roastiness. not impressed

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours a deep reddish color with some amber hues and a creamy off-white head. The aroma was musty brown sugar and caramel with a touch of fruit and spice. The flavor is very similar, but not too sweet as I find some Scotch ales. Very creamy body with some noticeable alcohol in the finish. A solid beer from a solid brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Bought a six pack at Giant Eagle, then bought another. Pours a very impressive reddish gold with a fine head, but not very much of a scent. Nice powerful taste, I swear thereís a punch of liquor after the nice malt taste. Iíll probably be buying more soon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle. Bought att the brewpub. Very special tanks to Freddie! Pours very dark red, almoust brown. No head on this. I expected a more destinct aroma from this than I found. Aroma is mild from malt, butter, wood and burn sugar. Flavor has roasted malt, little spicey peppery from the alcohol. I also find some tar. Palte is medium.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2009
This beer pours a muddy brown with a creamy. Smells amazingly of booze and rich caramel malts. The flavor follows the nose on this beer. Strong boozey flavor up front with a deep rich caramelly malt background. This is a fairly complex beer, with a very minimal hop presence. Iím glad it isnít overly sweet, yet the malt background is rather thick and actually. I enjoyed this one.


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