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RATINGS: 2338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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”

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
A good sloid Scotch Ale that is smooth and slightly sweet. A great beer one comes to expect from Founders.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1821) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Aroma of scotch, brown sugar, currant and roasted caramel. Appearance was cloudy brown with creamy tan head. Flavor is similar to the nose, with most of the scotch elements most prominent. Palate is creamy. Very solid, well made brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Moderate aromas of roasted and caramel for the malt, herbs for the hops, with hints of date and brown sugar. Head is small, wispy, off-white with fair lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark brownish red. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then the long finish is lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a moderately astringent and very dry finish. The flavor in this Scotch Ale leans towards dry and bitter unlike others I’ve had, which is why I like this so much. Thanks Hopscotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7180) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a small off white head. Lovely malty aroma with some spice, lots of caramel and fruity barley notes. Powerful and deep malty flavour which contains lots of light burned caramel, light alcohol, dark ripe fruit, biscuits and light chocolate. Complex and smooth brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint. Cloudy orangish-brown with small head and minimal lacing. Turns lava red if held in the light just right. Great color but lack of head hurts slightly. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, peat, slight English hops. Smell definitely improves as it warms. A malt bomb. Loads of caramel, dark fruit and toffee. However, some smokey peat and English hops keep the malt in-check. While sweet, the bitter finish prevents the beer from becoming cloying. Thick and full-bodied with low carbonation. Almost chewy but the beer is too drinkable for that. Seems lower than 8.5% abv. Very nice Wee Heavy overall. Just make sure to let this Bastard warm up some as I almost gave a couple lower scores because I was impatient to drink it right out of the fridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 28, 2009
Botella. Cloudy golden deep amber brown colour. Beige small head leaving some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast, alcohol malt and caramel. Sticky mouthfeel. Sweet, deep malty, alco, caramel, bitter dry, woody and spiced flavour with a little chocolate Dry malty caramel hoppy sweet light chocolate finish. Too sweet and too much alcohol appearance but pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a copper hue and a thin light beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel malt with a little spice. Flavors of caramel, malt, molasses and brown sugar. Medium body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
Had on tap at the brew pub mahogany pour with some nice beige head, nose is malty with a touch of smoke and some booze. flavor follows suit very smooth loved this beer and this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
24-OCT-2009, bottle @home. Dark amber with nice head. Very efficient malt based nose. Nice alcohol and bitterness balances the malts. Quite complex malt taste, but the winner for this beer is the long aftertasted. I am in no way an expert on the style, but this seems a bit "American" for a Scotch ale? Any way, I like it a lot. It is in no way an "easy drink". Each sip reveals more and more. Mayby it just benefits from the increasing temperature? Actually the higher the temperature, the more the hops kick in. I have experienced that a few times. Is that a well-known secret? In any way, I like it more the warmer it gets. My second Founders, and I will definately still seek out available Founders beers in Copenhagen. Really well-made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle in Beer Temple, A’dam. Amber body with slight head. Malty nose and sticky head. Quite sweet with lots of caramel and malt taste. Sticky. With a smooth finish.

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