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RATINGS: 2418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2009
This beer pours a muddy brown with a creamy. Smells amazingly of booze and rich caramel malts. The flavor follows the nose on this beer. Strong boozey flavor up front with a deep rich caramelly malt background. This is a fairly complex beer, with a very minimal hop presence. Iím glad it isnít overly sweet, yet the malt background is rather thick and actually. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2009
A beautiful amber color with just a little head, deep amber color. The malty and smoke flavors compliment each other very well. Medium body little carbonation. One of the best scotch ales I have yet to try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 23, 2009
Tap, from growler filled at Party Mart. Dark rich clear amber brown color that, when held to light, reveals a great ruby red hue. Khaki head with descent retention. Roasty caramel, oak, nuts, and hops on the aroma. Favor had all of the same characteristics but a bit more potent on the whole. Sturdy hop profile. On the palate - turn the keg pressure down please. Overall: a solid beer that I wouldnít call sessionable but would call interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Very bold! Not usually a fan of the smoke flavor but this beer had just the right amount . Aroma was of bourbon and scotch. Flavor was carmel and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009

Source: 12 oz bottle purchased at Bruisin Ales in Asheville.
Glass: Tulip.
Appearance: Poured a dark red/brown with a one finger beige head.
Aroma: Sweet malts and dark fruits. Caramel dominates.
Flavor: Caramel malt base with dark fruits on the end.
Palate: Medium/full body with mild carbonation.
Overall: Solid Founders offering. I donít crave the Scotch Ale style, but this was a particularly good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1468) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle at 33 Wine bar in St. Louis. Deep mahogany with a thin, quickly disappearing white head. There is a dark rum quality to this with lots of fruit to it, and a bit of smoke. Itís very tasty but the sweetness overpowers a bit as it goes on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle from Giant Eagle in Canton. Last time I had a scotch ale it tasted like bandaids so this was a pleasant reversal of my first run-in with this style. Dark copper/light ruby pour with light tan non-existent head (no I did not have a thistle glass, Iíve never even seen one). Light carbonation with an undeniable scotch aroma. Flavor is much the same but super subtle and cut by an equally subtle hop profile with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6029) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Tap. Not too much as per i remember about this beer besides it was a full bodied beer with lots of flavor. Edit saw this early rating and laughed. Donít object to the score however. Flavor ends with butterscotch finish? Fruit and woody aroma. Fruit and spice front of flavor. Tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
12 oz bottle from a trade with dmschefke. pours burgundy with an everlasting tan head. malty aroma of caramel and dark fruit. the flavour is very malt forward but the finish is to hoppy for the style. i think more of the sublety would come through if it was as hopped. still a great beer though. thanks dave!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1313) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Brownish hued body with a thin head. Aromas of rich caramel, raisin, fig, plum, vanilla, and a bit of smoke. Rich malty flavor, and a good beer for the style.

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