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RATINGS: 2143   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”

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuzz (754) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Tasting at Three Cellars Milwaukee. Reddish brown with a thin head, caramelized malty flavors, rich, earthy, somewhat sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2008
At Three Cellars tasting Founder’s Brewery night. Reddish brown with a thin head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty taste to go with dry hop finish. A little on the sweet side but still pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Caramelized malt aromas. Amber brown colors. Good bitter caramelized malty flavors, rich, earthy, somewhat sweet to balance. Fairly strong and solid palate. Bittersweet duration with a woody finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Pours a dark amber with a small dark tan head. Aroma of caramel, smoke, and some brown sugar. Starts out with a nice sweetness, but there is a lingering bitterness that I don’t care for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Poured a dark auburn color with a very small head that disappeared quickly. Mild aroma. Sweet carmel taste, but sweetness did not linger. Very smooth, belying strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Poured a brick color with a sweet nose of malts, caramel, peat and wood.The flavor was sweet and smoky. A very good Scotch Ale.Finishes of sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Reddish brown body, dark, slightly cloudy at the end, almost no head. Nose of dark roasted malts, peat smoke, and warming alcohol. Taste of dark malts, an almost Bourbon like alcohol warmth, toffee, espresso, smoke, and more hops than I would expect in a Scotch ale. Mouth a little syrupy ... maybe more lively carbonation would help. But a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Bottle pours a deep garnet color with very little head or lace. The aroma is powerful malt, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, peat, and just plain excellent. The flavor is really is so well rounded from the sweet malt and peat notes. Some mild pear notes in the finish with the peat. The palate is fairly rich, but does not at all become sticky like ales like this can tend to do. Carbonation survives pretty well and is quite lively in fact. Overall, this is an awesome beer. I need to get more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1515) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2008
12oz bottle shared by robert. Nice brown rustic color, small head. Aroma was really sweet: it had sugar, malt, smoke, and some raison maybe. Flavor was really good: Smoke, sugar, a little vanilla, malt and some hops thrown in. All blended very well. Texture was medium and went down smoothly. This is one of the better scoth ales out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (582) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours dark crimson with a quickly receding orange head. Smokey malt aroma. Smokey, vanilla, black licorice, and a little chocolate note. Very complex, good beer.

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