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RATINGS: 2129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 17/20
MrBunn (2483) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
Aromas of are sweet and earthy... Body is a fairly dark brown with some reddish tones and head is a minimal film. Flavor is sweet, of caramel and some fruity flavors. Much thicker mouthfeel than expected from a scotch. Almost has a brandywine character due to sweet syrupiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
a good scotch ale, even made me forget that the hockey team that knocked us out of the playoffs was sponsored by founders and had this as their logo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalhead (630) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2006
Dark copper,no head. Malt peat aroma. Other than that this beer is a waste of $$. I think it was the nasty ass hop finish turned tongue scraper finale that killed it. I love hops but this was just unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
Dark amber. Small, frothy, tan head settles completely. Aroma of roasty malt, subtle, smokey peat, and moderate hop presence. Same flavor, surprisingly well balanced, a bit of alcohol in the finish. I’d like more smoke and more peat in a scotch ale. Full, smooth body. Great brew, but needs more scotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2006
Pours a deep brownish crimson with a medium-light tan head that turns to a bubbly film. A sweet aroma of caramel malt and rasins fills the nose with the presence of smoke, though not overwhelmingly so. The flavor is also fairly sweet, caramel and maple followed with a small smokey peat note. A somewhat bitter alcohol/hop flavor comes out in the finish which feels a bit awkward, though it’s not really off putting. The beer is both malty and smooth over the tounge...a nice solid body that finishes both dry and a bit bitter. A toasty beer, though I was hoping for a bit more peat to come out and perhaps a tad more smoke. Fairly easy to drink, though I don’t think drink more than one or two in a night. A great cool weather beer to be sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a small off-white foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of strong malt, caramel and a light touch of smoke. Taste is also dominated by the strong malt presence with sweet caramel with a subtle touch of peat. Body is quite full and carbonation is low. Very interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Creamy rich and slightly smoky (almost a pepper smoke) taste. Very nice texture of silk and cream, with a medium dryness in the finish. Well crafted and very drinkable, really only losing points for a bit of a sikly sweet maple presence that, in my opinion, just doesn’t have a place in this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2006
(03.02.06) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from Archor Liquors, Chicago, IL. Pours clear brown with light syrup-like consistency. Small black particulates. No head. Soft-carbonation. Caramel/toffee/ toasted malt aromas. Full-bodied Scottish ale that starts with moderate malt sweetness and toffee/toasted malt flavors. Finishes with light bitterness and roasted malt flavor. Smooth and rich. Definite alcoholic warmth. A delicious malty beer with a memorable toasted malt flavor and dangerous moreish quality..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle shared with tupalev & jerc - courtesy of tupalev. Mahogany colour with a tiny head. Big, sweet aroma with notes of caramel and smokey whiskey. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but OK. Flavour holds a great balance of brown sugar sweetness and earthy peat notes, with a nicely hopped finish. Lots of attempts at this style disappoint me, but I was quite happy with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Pours a dark orangish amber with slightly tan orange head that fades quickly. Aroma of Chocolate Riesans. Flavor is bold with a faint sweetness in the up front followed by bits of wasabi on the back of the tongue and finally heat in the throat. Very well done and a good flagship in my opinion.

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