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RATINGS: 2226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerio (48) - USA - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 I was a little disappointed by this Scotch Ale. I am generally an advocate of this style. It is unfortunate that they are few in variety for the most part, as not many Scotch Ales are distributed in Rhode Island. However, this beer all caramel malt, with a sheer whiskey mouthfeel. The bourbon taste is all well and good, but there is a very weak hop balance that makes this brew one dimensional...Old Chubb is much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a copper brown with ruby notes; white-tan head is creamy and signifcantly lasting considering the ABV. Aroma is dominated by maltiness, with some sweetness evident. Smokiness is there along with some roast. Flavor is more of the same....sweet, heavy malt, some smoke, hops balance, with a touch of lingering bitterness. Really good balance. Medium-full body, hints of alcohol warmth. Overall, not one of my favorite styles, but this is really a solid beer....highly recommend for scottish beer fans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7333) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a shiny ruby to amber color with thin tan head. Aroma is a bit weak with sweet sweet malt and a slight roastiness. The flavor starts off with some hop bitterness and slight roasted maltiness. Then deeper roasted malt sweetness, sort of molasses, and a bit of dark fruit come out of hiding. Tough to pin down the flavor any more than that. Maybe there is a touch of brown sugar in there too. I also get a slight sense of the ABV. This beer really begins to shine when it is the third or fourth beer being consumed. The malts, hops and slight Barleywine taste really hits the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
12 ounce bottle. Pours a mahogony red/brown with a dense multi toned brown head. Aromas of caramel and toffee, along with some smoke and molasses. Rich malty flavor. lightly peated. Milk chocolaty caramels. Huge palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of wheninhell. Mahogany with a thin light brown head. Toasty, roasty malt nose, some molasses. Sweet malty flavor, peaty, very mild on the alcohol. Nice scotch ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Bottle. Dark brown in color with no head and minimal carbonation. Malty and rich aroma. The taste was of figs, maple sugar,and caramel malty. Very good beer. Chewy smooth texture that ends with a bitter/sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Dark rust colored beer... smells like smoked chocolate... also tastes very malty with hint of smoke....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Did the guy before me seriously rate this brew 1.5? I think the average 3.7 is low. This is a marvelous beer. Deep crimson color with an beautiful tan head. Intense natural, smoky aroma. Thick, perfectly balanced mouthfeel -creamy. A great malty blend with a hoppy kick. A very solid Ale and a must try. My full rec.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Deep brown with ruby notes, significant amount of yeast even with a careful pour. Looks like hot and sour soup. Aroma is rich with malt and smoke. Flavor is liquid smoke with some roastiness and thin malt in the background. Body on the thin side for the style. This is one of my favorite beer styles, and I find this beer to be significantly lacking particularly from such a great brewery. Yuk!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Tap. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a smallish yellow-tan colored head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel. Flavor is dried fruit, malt, caramel, alcohol. Palate is medium-full, medium carbonation, bitter, warm finish. Grrreat!

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