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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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Bottle. Good stuff herr folkds! Red/brown pour. Aroma is really nice. Toffee, dried fruits, some roasted nuts and maybe some brown sugar. Flavor is full and smooth. Malty, a bit sweet, caramel, toffee and fruit. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee. Taste is toffee, caramel, earthy malts and a little smokiness. Seems like something is missing, however.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3561) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
From a 12 oz bottle obtained in a trade from Eric in Indiana, the poured a hazy dark red with a nice tan head and moderate lacing. Nose of caramel malts, molasses, and some coffee notes. Very rich mouthfeel. Flavor is kind of classic for its style with lots malt tastes, and a dry finish. An excellent scotch ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1461) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
A pretty, ruddy red in the glass with a good amount of lacing. Aromas of toffee, caramel, and a sticky, clinging palate to match those sticky aromas and flavors. The best thing here is the underlying earthy notes on the tongue. Plenty of grit to go along with the burnt sugar of toffee and caramel. Made somewhat hot by the high alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
12 oz. bottle in a thistle glass. Ar: Unremarkable Scotch, whiskey, some grapefruit, liquorish. Ap: Amber, ruby color. Wasn’t poured well, so can’t judge the head. Fl: Malty, caramel, burnt sugar, whiskey, liquorish. Pa: Finished well-balanced, full body. I suppose its true to style, but one of my least favorite styles anyway.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5380) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Sampled at Rustico. Pours a ruby color with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramels, malts, touch of nuts. Flavor is caramel, sweet, smooth, malty, scotch. Extremely easy to drink and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Me likes!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
This is one of my favorites. A sensational scotch ale with a hint of peat that is not overwhelming to the overall malt character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (807) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a dark red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, scotch, malt, and molasses. Taste is of malt, chocolate, cheap scotch, and brown sugar. Has a large presence of molasses, that tends to envelope the other flavors. Each sip ends in a lot of scotch and molasses. Lingering breadiness. Medium bodied, with a decent amount of carbonation. Mouthfeel is thick but goes down easy. The alcohol content is well masked. Easy to drink with a nice flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
Pours a deep reddish nut brown with a light tan head that looks good, but is short lived. Aroma is of sweet bread, toasted malt, and is slightly nutty. Flavor is similar, but slightly smokey and a little nuttier. Mouthfeel is nice and thick with mild carbonation, and the alcohol is well hidden. All in all a decent scotch ale, but not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours copper in color with a thin tan head which does not last long. Aroma roasted malt and peat. Taste roasted malt, bitter and nutty with bitter and peat finish.


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