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RATINGS: 2153   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”


3.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Lakewood, Oh. - Rozi’s Fine Wines - 12 oz bottle, Murky dark brown pour with a quickly fading off-white head. Heavy aroma of figs, toffee, a hint of chocolate. Flavor is hearty with raisins. toffee, figs, a hint of chocolate in the back end. Very tasty, chewy, complex, but deceptively drinkable. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and coats your mouth. Excellent, as is most from this brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1347) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Deep dark redish pour. peaty sweet aroma. Tastes of peat, bitter hops, and subtle sweet malts. a little odd. but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2008
deep garnet and brown pour with a small head. aroma is malty, with some sweet hints and a touch of smoke. flavor has some peat, not too complex, but also has the malt, plus a little hop bitterness. Palate is nice, smooth with a nice intriguing aftertaste. Interesting for a scotch ale, but a nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6269) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2008
12-oz. Thanks, Ben! Crystal clear dark brown with ruby highlights. Thin gray rim and swirls. No lace but shows some legs. Rich roasted peat mid-palate. Brown sugar and notes of cream. Long, spicy, peppery finish. This is the most complex of a fairly serious lineup of scotch ales tonight. Great stuff. Wish I could get it all the time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Pours like an ale from the tap, but tastes almost creamy, like a stout, on the palate with the distinct taste of peat. Finishes with the bitterness of hops. Very unique beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Tap. Dark burgundy with an off-white head. I got some hops in the nose but balanced firmly malt. Full bodied with a lot of sweetness then a slight bitterness and alcohol. Not my favorite style but I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2008
THOUGHTS: Nice beer, but nothing really special. Hid alcohol well. I still prefer real scotch ales since they don’t have the smokiness since it wasn’t true to the country’s style. Surprised a beer with this high of an ABV is their flagship. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark orangey red with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was light to moderate caramel malt, light milk chocolate, cherry and smoke. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, and lightly acidic and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter with and average duration. It was very smokey with some caramel malt. The medium body was sorta syrupy with soft to tingly carbonation and light astringent finish. When it warmed there was also a light alcoholic finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewhoo (5) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2008 does not count
On tap in NJ. An almost perfect example of a Scotch Ale. Big alcohol number, but not overwhelming to taste. Huge malt arooma and taste. A classic.


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