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RATINGS: 2470   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Shared with the boys for Cellar Reduction #3. Well masked abv. Malty biscuit aroma and flavor with alcohol flavors. Massively malty and good for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle with Butters and sixfootsix at the 3rd Cellar Reduction. Pours a light tan head with some orange to it. Body is deep amber with some ruby highlights. Smells of toasted malts and brown sugar. Tastes the same with a nice bitterness on the finish. I really enjoy the toasty nuttiness of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Very nice. Kind of an old ale. Dark hazy copper. A touch fruity in the nose but it moves on to a chocolate/caramel flavor. I was hoping for a dark rummy raisiny flavor but it wasn’t there. Still It was nice. Very smooth mouthfeel, rounded with light carbonation. Nicely heavy without overwhelming the palate. Plenty malt forward, with just a touch of leafy hop, without being overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Deep red color with a tan head. Scottish malts, maple, and caramel in the aroma. Strong alcoholic taste with a sweet malt and caramel in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Hmmm...maybe Founders should get a new flagship. I found this beer to be too sweet for a Scotch Ale, and the number of malts used left the flavor muddled and unclear. The only good thing about this beer is its color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
ruby brown pour with a khaki thick head. aroma of peat, fruit and smoke. very nice on the palate with a great smoked peat flavor, caramel and sugared fruit in the finish. pretty solid scotch ale though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Nearly cloudy brown pour with an even light brown head that fads nicely. Sweet whiskey aroma with spice and fermented fruit. Strong sweet scotch with solid bittering present a well balanced, if somewhat rough punch. This is one of my favorite beers and it nee ’it fails t’ astoond ye’! The finish is long and contains all the above as they slowly cave in on one abnother

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Has a bitter aftertaste that of a stout. The color is very dark brown but not quite as dark as a dark stout. Claims to be scotch style ale but again the aroma is very stout like; which is not a bad thing. The head is very creamy in color but dissipates fast. While not one of the best beers I have had, it is still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Pours a murky scab brown with a tall, creamy peachy tan head that has great retention. Aroma is sweet grain, earthy hops, fresh cut wood, roast, slightly nutty. Flavor is peat smoke up front, lots of roast, maple, char, a touch of soghum, earthy and herbal hops, finishes char and bitter hops. A real Dirty Bastard of a brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Deep copper color with a thin white head. Sweet hoppy aroma, nice. In the mouth the taste was refreshing and smooth, hoppy and dry. This flavor continued into the throat, but didn’t leave a bitter aftertaste. n truth my original rating (written on the back of an envelope) finished here with a quick statement about this being a decent beer, but lacking something to make it memorable. However, ten minutes after I finished the first bottle I realized a warm sensation in my stomach and a fuzzy glowing feeling like I had just taken a stiff snifter of cognac. It was wonderful and calming. I sat for 30 minutes in this comfortably numb state of euphoria, leaving it and heading straight to bed, where I slept like a Cheshire cat. This is definitely an interesting and wonderful concoction from the folks at Founders. Drink with caution and enjoy the mellowing effects. Cheers.

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