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RATINGS: 2243   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”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1313) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
VERY sweet malt aroma. Has a slight red hue. Dark brown in color with very little head. Subtle alcohol aroma. Nice malty complex aroma. Wish it had more of a smoke aroma, but still nice. Nice smoke malt taste. This beer has a straightforward malt and smoke taste. A lot of sweet flavors. Nice smooth palate. A very good scotch ale. Not a huge fan of scotch ales, but this is nice. Purchased at Bruisin Ales in North Carolina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2009
wonderfully thick pour with a slight tan head. Deep brown color....just like the meanest scotch you have ever saw. unbeliveable sweet aroma. Caramel, vanilla, sweet fruits and maybe a ever so subtle hint of cinniamon....yeah I might be crazy. The flavor is very different fom the aroma. Very grainy....huge malts. Slightly smokey and a clean finish!!!! very good and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Dark mahogany pour. Light peaty, heavily malty aroma. Dark roasted nuts in the flavor with a peaty smokiness on the finish and aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle, poured deep garnet with ruby edges with a creamy tan head. Aroma was strong sweet roasted barley, chocolatey caramel, and dark fruits. Flavor was oaky sweet roast barley, scotchy bite, chocolate, caramel, and licorice blending into bitter hops. I love to session with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep dark marroon with small off white head. Aroma is burnt wood, malt and a touch of hoppiness. Flavor is bitter at first with smoke, malt, and dried red fruit, finishes bittersweet with honey, barbeque, and a touch of hops. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation, alcohol may be a little to present. I like this though, one of the better scotch ales I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1492) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Pours a murky copper-brown color with a 1/4 inch tan head and low carbonation. Aroma is sweet with lots of toasted malt, some darker fruit notes mixed with a light chocolate and fruity hops scent. The beer has a sweet flavor up of Maris Otter and some caramel malts, light dark fruity taste moving into a sweet, earthy bitterness in the middle and finishes with an almost gritty smoke and peat ending. Alcohol is there but not a dominate factor in this fairly strong brew. I love the ending to this beer and is exactly what I would expect for a scotch ale, that gritty smoke/peat ending which lingers around afterword and compliments the early malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 rerate.
somehow much improved this time around.
6 3 7 4 15 3.5

reddish copper; thin khaki head; malty caramel aroma; flavor - same, w/ prunes. this one’s all right.
6 3 6 3 14 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Dark golden amber, thin white head. Tastes stronger malts, good touch of bitter hops. Notes of the booziness. Not a huge fan of this beer type.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle into red wine glass. Pours murky dark red-brown, with a thin, soapy off-white head. Nose is caramel, a bit of cocoa, big hit of fruity esters. Taste is caramel, some toasty malt, bit of molasses; lot sof fruity esters, almost to the point of dominating the flavor. Buttery diacetyl comes out as well, stronger after a few sips. Light, earthy bitterness towards the finish. Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, with a full, slick body. Disappointing effort by a great brewery. Esters are over the top, and the diacetyl that pokes through just adds to the distraction.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a dark brown almost black with some translucence around the edges. Almost no head. Nice malty aroma with dark toffee and yeast. A bit of bourbon and raisin also show up. Starts heavy and ends watery. The carbonation is almost non-extistant. Heavy on the malt with a yeasty aftertaste. There is a whiskey bit in the middle but doesn’t overwhelm. Not bad, didn’t like the mouth feel on this one. Drinkable under the right pairing or mood. Not something I would seek out unless I had a specific itch to scratch.

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