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RATINGS: 2283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2009
12 oz. bottle from the Binny’s Singles Rack from the back of the cellar (Orland Park, IL). Finally getting around to it. Pours a very nice fiery brownish hue, lots of red notes dance throughout with khaki moderate head that dissipates to a decent amount, well hazed brew. Aromas are very nice with caramel, toffee, and biscuits heavy on the nose with a faint peat and smoke element. Initial is very nice, complex, with caramel and toffee taking the forefront, mixing in some nice vanilla and touches of peat, alcohol, light toaste, and subtle fruitiness. Largely a malt bomb, but under the layers takes a deeper complexity. Finishes with some malty lingers and a subtle bitterness beneath serving for balance. A beer I’m sure to come back to. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy mahogany with a tiny tan ring of head, a bit of bubbly lacing sticks to the glass. Big caramel and toffee maltiness on the nose, perhaps a hint of smoke, but faint. Medium sweetness, caramel malt, some fig fruit flavor, again slight smoke, just the tiniest touch of bitterness rounds out the flavor quite nicely. Med-to-heavy mouthfeel with low carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2009
208 Bottle - Thanks tjthresh - Pours a beautiful coppery ruby with a small orange head...aroma is mossy and bready, malt...flavour is "unique"...weird malt on the front flavour-wise, almost dirty, finishes the same way...not my fav, but great to try...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Shared with the boys for Cellar Reduction #3. Well masked abv. Malty biscuit aroma and flavor with alcohol flavors. Massively malty and good for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle with Butters and sixfootsix at the 3rd Cellar Reduction. Pours a light tan head with some orange to it. Body is deep amber with some ruby highlights. Smells of toasted malts and brown sugar. Tastes the same with a nice bitterness on the finish. I really enjoy the toasty nuttiness of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2640) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Very nice. Kind of an old ale. Dark hazy copper. A touch fruity in the nose but it moves on to a chocolate/caramel flavor. I was hoping for a dark rummy raisiny flavor but it wasn’t there. Still It was nice. Very smooth mouthfeel, rounded with light carbonation. Nicely heavy without overwhelming the palate. Plenty malt forward, with just a touch of leafy hop, without being overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Deep red color with a tan head. Scottish malts, maple, and caramel in the aroma. Strong alcoholic taste with a sweet malt and caramel in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Hmmm...maybe Founders should get a new flagship. I found this beer to be too sweet for a Scotch Ale, and the number of malts used left the flavor muddled and unclear. The only good thing about this beer is its color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
ruby brown pour with a khaki thick head. aroma of peat, fruit and smoke. very nice on the palate with a great smoked peat flavor, caramel and sugared fruit in the finish. pretty solid scotch ale though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Nearly cloudy brown pour with an even light brown head that fads nicely. Sweet whiskey aroma with spice and fermented fruit. Strong sweet scotch with solid bittering present a well balanced, if somewhat rough punch. This is one of my favorite beers and it nee ’it fails t’ astoond ye’! The finish is long and contains all the above as they slowly cave in on one abnother

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