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RATINGS: 2270   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”


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
Reddish-brown pour with a tan head that ended up leaving a nice lace. Slight smoke and malt aroma. Flavors go well together- smokiness, malt, and then sweetness at the end. Leaves a nice refreshing aftertaste. Alcohol is not noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2009
Beautiful ruby red color. Nice head on there as well with some beautiful lacing down the glass. A bit of hops in there as well as a sweet malty flavor. Medium bodied. Just what I woulid expect from an American scotch ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - APR 14, 2009
12 oz bottle.... possibly the best scotch ale i have ever had... very dark pour... dark head also...is that a little lowland scotch flavor in there? overall a must buy and great one from founders... i wish my notes were more detailed on this one, cause it deserves more

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1982) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2009
Nice pour... murky mahogany with a light orange-hued tan cap that leaves ring lace down the glass. The nose is thick with sweet molasses notes, with other dark fruits, figs and malts. Interesting flavor palate.... it comes off first as dry, just shy of roasted, with a twinge of alcohol to keep the bitters upfront. The effervescence of sweetness is never really lost, though, and the integration of the two contrasts is nice. The peat shows up in the finish, complementing the linear feel of the pull. Good brew overall, with the ABV well-integrated, and a medium-lively mouthfeel. As the body feels toward the medium to medium-soft side, this brew really exploits the contrasts and differences that end up complementing one another so well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
pours a reddish brown with a small tan head. heavy aroma of roasted malts and some earthy notes that i cant quite place. nice rich malt sweetness pushes through the smokey earth tones to give a nice complex scotch style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2009
Pours ruby brown, with a creamy tan head. Malt heavy aroma, sweet toffee with some hops and alcohol in the background. Good complex flavor, toffee, molasses, dates, smoky peat and some hoppiness on the finish. Nice chewy and sticky palate. Overall a tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2009
Hazy red-mahogany with a small beige head. Earthy, woody, alcoholic nose, some peat and caramel malt. Some peat and alcohol in the flavor, also a little dry bitterness. Bitter finish. Good stuff, not very complex but rather coherent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3310) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
Great scotch ale. i really liked this beer. tried it at the 1st beer drinking meeting

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Great old ale aroma and flavor. Perfect amount of bitter hop aftertaste. I never think to pick up scotch ales, but when I do I like them. I need to chase down some of the more highly rated ones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Poured brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel candy. Sweet caramel flavor with some spice.


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