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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”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours a dark hazy ruby with a thin tan/white head that leaves nice lacing... Aroma of sweet malts with slight notes of peat or smoke... Taste of roasted/smokey malts with nice complexity of fruits and a hint of drying hops... Finish is medium to full bodied with a lingering smokiness that builds throughout the sip til the finish... Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper with a small light tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Nice malty aroma; sweet and figgy with some peaty notes when it warms. Complex malty flavor profile, with lots of dark fruit along with some peat/light smoke. Finishes somewhat dry, providing nice balance. Medium-full mouthfeel, with moderately high carbonation, and some assertive but not hot warming. Good strong scotch ale - a sipper in strength, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Spicy caramel malt aroma. Cloudy reddish amber body, small light tan head. Flavor is very assertively malty, with a definite alcohol kick, and a somewhat bitter finish. Not a glass one can easily ignore; does not fail to make an impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Reddish-amber body with a clinging tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar, and just a hint of smoke. Formadible, silky palate. Very nice flavor consisting of malty sweet goodness up front with brown sugar and butterscotch notes. Some nice dark fruit flavor mixes in right before the smoke and whiskey warming. Quite nice finish...a delicious and easy to drink beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3416) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
pours a deep caramel to ruby color with a creamy light tan head. aroma is slightly sweet with hints of vanilla and smoke. mouthfeel is slightly heavy and silky. flavor is very complex with a touch of fruit (maybe fig?) and some scotch and smoke ending in a lingering dry finish that leaves smoke and oak flavors behind. excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with moejuck. Pours a deep red-tinted amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted until about mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and brown sugar with just a hint of earthy peat. The flavor is very nice with malt, brown sugar, dates, and a stronger dose of smoke and peat than the aroma suggests. Some mild alcohol warming towards the finish, especially as the beer sits for a bit. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
bottle, rich mahogany color, initial foamy head, aroma is scotchy, flavors of butterscotch, smoke, whiskey and some fruit, finish is smokey and viscous

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is of malty sweetness, fruits, some liquor and plenty of hops. Flavor is similar, with a bit of peet and grapefruit. Slight bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (929) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Dark amber color with a big tan head. Aromas of malts, caramel, surprisingly strong on the hops, and whiff of woody scotch. Flavor is pretty similar. Again, a surprising amount of hops. I thought the scotch flavor left me with a very dry mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Good Scotch ale. Pours amber with a thin head. Aroma is mainly malt. Flavor of malt, caramel, dark fruit, and some sugar. Had a lot more body than a normal scotch ale. Good stuff.

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