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RATINGS: 2101   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”


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours murky, dark, caramelly brown with a thin light brown head. Smells malty fruity sweet, some alcohol, some dish towel. Tastes malty and less sweet than it smells. A bit of cereal malt flavor as well. Medium body, subdued carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
lots of deep roasted malty aroma flavor is of malt bittersweet chocolate nice balance of earthy hops very great tasting wish it was available in florida

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3443) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
This is pretty much the best american Scotch Ale you’re going to find. Gorgeous dark red pour. Big nose, Huge, malty, smokey flavor. Especially pleasing if you love scotch whiskey. Alcohol is nicely hidden. A staple for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1775) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Dark ruby, hazy, with almost no head, slight ring. Peaty grass, earthy brown sugar aroma. Brown sugar dark fruit mild peat and grass flavor with mild underlying bitterness and some lingering fruity sweetness. Medium-full body and too little carbo. Something happened that killed the carbo on this. Too bad. Otherwise an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Poured from bottle to English pint glass. Reddish-brown in color with thin head. Aroma of malt and peat. Good, solid taste of malt with a little hoppy bite to it as well. Not as much peat in the taste as other Scotch ales I’ve had...not a complaint, but an observation. A very good beer worth seeking out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1987) - 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.


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