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RATINGS: 2421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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”


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
The aroma is strong, like a brown ale with boozy undertones. It is like a thick dark syrup in appearance with red hughes. Tastes delicious from a strong ale perspective in the tradition of a scotch ale. I know people who are scared to drink this style - ask Sean.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
(Sample Date: 8/25/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Caramel and a light fruitiness in the aroma. Hazy amber brown. Big caramel maltiness with dark fruit notes and peat smoke. Dry moderately bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5312) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Malty molasses nose with faint hints of wood, chestnut, and whiskey. Cloudy brown with a thick yellow head, good lacing, constant streams of carbonation. Well balanced blend of whiskey, malt, and oak. Bark finish. Medium mouthfeel. Hearty and well crafted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Medium high and lasting creamy off-white head leaving nice lacings. Hazy orange red body. Powerful barley malt aroma with caramel and choccolate and vague hint of vanilla. Mild malty creamy and hoppy choccolate flavor with a bit of sour berries. Low carbonation. Long malty aftertaste. Would not have guessed on such a high alcohol level.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (2382) - USA - SEP 10, 2009
Floral, meadow-like aroma, that is a touch tangy and blossomy. Starndard brown pour and weird drawing on label. The flavor is great - malty and sweet, but not syrupy, with notes of grassy hops and a bitter, herbal undertone (fifty IBU). A touch of yeast and bit of bourbon in the flavor as well. This is as complex and tasty a scotch ale as I can name. Bravo, Founders, for another excellent release.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2718) - 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 (973) - 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 (471) - 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 (3419) - 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.


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