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RATINGS: 2422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1217) - USA - FEB 24, 2010
Appearance is a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, with some licorice. Flavor is malty with that same bittersweet flavor noticeable in the aroma. Finish is smooth with a slight sweetness that sticks to the tongue. Quite pleasant, would definitely recommend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6086) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2010
33cl Bottle at Beer Temple. Hazy reddish amber colour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, some yeast, lots of malts, dried fruits. Resembles Great Divide Hibernation Ale, but lacks some hops. Flavour is sweet, malty, dried fruits, light spicy, yeasty, light bitter hoppy finish, bitterness lingers a bit. Medium to fullbodied, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (447) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Iím surprised I have not rated this yet. Pours a dark brown/red. The aroma is woody and doughy. The flavor has a lot going on. Rich with chocolates, caramel, and some spiciness. Has a smokey finish with some bitterness. A real tasteful beer that you can tell was crafted with great care.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Pours a deep opaque chocolate-coffee brown with a fine-bubbled beige head. Aroma is malty with a chocolaty undertone and a hint of caramel. Flavor is lively, malty and spicy with an undertone of cinnamon candy and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is edgy, tingly and sassy - it seems to dance on your tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WiFlatlander (25) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Distinguished by a rich, full body with sufficient hops to balance its malty sweetness. I like this beer ... alot.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Vinny. Pours deep amber ruby with a thin, silky off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, scotch, roasted barley, rye, and hints of raisins. Body is mild, approachable and tasty; palate is warm and smooth. Finishes with a classic bit of scotch warming. Great scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Nice scotch ale that isnít overly smokey, but will still remind you which style it belongs to. I felt like the alcohol was presented a bit too strongly, but thatís not too major a problem. Overall, a good scotch ale, but there are others Iíd rather be drinking, most notably the Dark Horse Scotty Karate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
bottle, dark amber-brown with medium brownish head. aroma contains caramel sweet chocolate and coffee, also some alcohol. itís a decent beer, although itís not very complex and unfortunately doesnít have a long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Pours ruby red with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and hints of dark fruits. Flavor is nice caramel, slightly nutty malty flavor, with a little bit of smoke, metal, and a slight bitterness that balances out the malty sweetness. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2010
(Bottled) Hazy dark ruby color with a small, but firm and reasonably lasting, creamy and lacy head. Very nice, grainy-malty, soft and sweetish aroma with lots of dried fruit and some strawberries. Flavor is berryish, sweet and dark-fruity with a tiniest ashy roastiness underneath. Quite full-bodied, very smooth and creamy palate. A beautifully balanced and enjoyable Scotch Ale.


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