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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2702) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Canals purchase. Pretty good beer. I remeber a good blend of sweet malt and raisins. Very dry finish. Quite enjoyable. AYE!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (955) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Great beer. Wish I would’ve bought more. Good balance. Not way to mlaty like I was afraid of. Has a good spicy bite to it also. Can’t believe it’s 8.3%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours clear deep amber with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel. brown sugar. Similar taste, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (468) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2009
12oz bottle. cloudy caramel color, thin tan head. nice sweet caramel aroma. very sweet caramel taste with a little spicy background. smoky and smooth, i didn’t get a lot of the hops in the finish. nice but a little sweet for more than one a night for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3277) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2009
2005 Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Aug. 30/ 09. Thanks, JB! Reddish-brown in color with a medium beige head and good retention. Earthy, malty aroma with caramel and wood. Flavor is lots of caramel malt with woody notes, brown sugar, and a hint of smoke. Creamy with a full palate. A very good scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3568) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle at home. Pours a clearish amber with an off-white head. Sweet with some bitter malt aromas. Very malty with aromas of caramel. Also aromas of marzipan. Hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation.Long bitter and somewhat sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2883) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Flaske: Rødlig brun øl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af frugt og masser af malt. Alkoholen er en kende for dominerende i smagen, hvor den eneste humle man kan ane er bitterhumlen, forholdsvis bitter af en så sød øl.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle at Dayton Ale Fest. Pours a rich, dark brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is toaseted malts and caramel. Notes of oak, spices, and brown sugar come out. On the palate it is dry. The taste brings out a bit of the spices and it finishes dry. Overall, this is an alright Scotch Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of the Craig 12 pack. Pours a medium deep flat brown with some small moving bubbles. Flavors of spiced scotch, cramel malts, barrel flavors. Mouth is a little flat. A decent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (8471) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 On my second try of this beer, I found big, sweet, rich, cake-like malts and spices in the nose, and sweet flavors of spices, cake, chocolate, and caramel, which then finish hard, dry, dirty and bitter. Lovely how sweet turns to punishing hop and roast. Smooth, silky, lovely body. Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Sept. 09. Thanks, JB. Red-orange tinted amber. Nose or caramel and fruits. Dry, hoppy, and roasted with good caramel. Rich and tasty, smooth, fruity. Good bitter finish. Lovely stuff. 8/3/8/3/15


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