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RATINGS: 2066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1870) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
poured from the bottle. wonderful dark fruit, primarily plum and raisin. very, very smooth palate. a truly awesome american beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with a thin mocha-colored head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with scents of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt, and a bit of wood and smoke. Taste is medium-bodied, with initial flavors of caramel and roasted malt giving way to a long, sweet finish of molasses, syrupy hops, and warming alcohol. A solid scotch ale -- strong in flavor, but not overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Poured a ruddy brown with a thin, quickly dissipating cream head. Aroma is peat, caramelized sugar, and dark roasted malt. Flavor is light and citrusy, like the first icy lemonade of summer. No, not really. More like the concentrated essence of a wood paneled den full of leather, scotch, cigar smoke and academic one-upmanship. Smooth malt, peat, molasses sweetness, with a surprisingly hoppy finish. Alcohol only shows up as it warms, and is remarkably well-hidden. Medium mouthfeel, but very drinkable despite its complexities. High-larious brewer’s notes alone makes it worth seeking out a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours a dark amber brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours deep brown with moderate foamy head that holds. Fruity aroma and similar taste and sweet. Nice velvety mouthfeel and complex taste. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5473) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Lakewood, Oh. - Rozi’s Fine Wines - 12 oz bottle, Murky dark brown pour with a quickly fading off-white head. Heavy aroma of figs, toffee, a hint of chocolate. Flavor is hearty with raisins. toffee, figs, a hint of chocolate in the back end. Very tasty, chewy, complex, but deceptively drinkable. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and coats your mouth. Excellent, as is most from this brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Deep dark redish pour. peaty sweet aroma. Tastes of peat, bitter hops, and subtle sweet malts. a little odd. but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2008
deep garnet and brown pour with a small head. aroma is malty, with some sweet hints and a touch of smoke. flavor has some peat, not too complex, but also has the malt, plus a little hop bitterness. Palate is nice, smooth with a nice intriguing aftertaste. Interesting for a scotch ale, but a nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6112) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2008
12-oz. Thanks, Ben! Crystal clear dark brown with ruby highlights. Thin gray rim and swirls. No lace but shows some legs. Rich roasted peat mid-palate. Brown sugar and notes of cream. Long, spicy, peppery finish. This is the most complex of a fairly serious lineup of scotch ales tonight. Great stuff. Wish I could get it all the time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Pours like an ale from the tap, but tastes almost creamy, like a stout, on the palate with the distinct taste of peat. Finishes with the bitterness of hops. Very unique beer.


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