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RATINGS: 2440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a medium brown with just the slightest tan head that is gone within about 45 seconds. My sample is an unapologetic ode to all things malt. The aroma brings a malt aroma that, if one closes his eyes, leads him to think that he is in the boiling room of Briess. Almost doppelbock-like notes of Munich come through. Some middle crystal notes are also noticeable, giving a strong scent of caramel and toffee. The malt character found in the palate nearly penetrates to the soul. Rich toffee comes through first, almost as if they had bought a palate of hard-tack caramels, and then dumped them into the boil. Again, Crystal 60 thru 80 seems to evidence itself here. Interestingly (and slightly out of style), there is a moderate hop bitterness that runs through the mid-palate to the finish. While it is surprising, I think it is quite pleasant, and helps the beer from being cloying. The finish is a balance between sweet and bitter, and lasts forever. Overall, one of the best Scotch ales I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Very nice lacing. Smokey, malty aroma. Smokey, hoppy flavor, the peat is noticeable too. Nice lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a dark brown color with just a little white head. Has a malty caramel smell to it. The taste is just about the same way it smells. Has a slight bitter finish to it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2009
bottle poured a dark ruby brown in color with a foamy white head with a brisk pour. aroma has mostly malts, some dark fruit, and caramel. medium mouth feel with just enough carbonation. flavor gets a little richer, roasted malt, light bitterness, toffee, and a touch of sweetness. good beer overall but not as nice as many of there others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
12oz bottle. tawny red brown color with a khaki colored one finger head. dried fruits like dates and golden raisin on the nose with an obvious big roasted malt character. very rich sweet and malty but not unbalanced. hops play second fiddle, but are found from start to finish, providing a good counterpart to the malt. well crafted scotch style ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to Butters. Brown-red with a thick tan head. Lightly sticky lacing. Plummy, raisin, melty aroma. Taste is very fruity, plums, raisins, cherries, very sweet and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12620) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Red chestnut with a creamy and lasting off-white head. Rich malty aroma with biscuit and dried fruit. Sweet and fruity flavour with a hint of smoke. The sweetness to some degree balanced by alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle shared by DuffmanSW. Pours a dark reddish brown with a yellowish tan head. Aroma is caramel, pears, and honey. Flavor is sweet with some burnt roastiness, fresh fruit, and salty caramel. Medium to full bodied, medium carb, would have liked it a bit thicker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2009
12oz bottle at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Pours clear red with a medium tan head. Malty caramel aroma that is sort of metallic with a hint of booze. Caramel malt flavor with a dry, earthy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2898) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Brown/ruby pour with smallish off white head. Smells like an English ESB. Malty, hoppy, slightly sweet. I really like Founders but this one is not really my thing to be honest.

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