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RATINGS: 2283   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 ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 Tasted with OhioGuzzler... Amber borwn, murky. Very malty aroma Sweet and malty. A bit of an alcohol bite, some bitterness toward the end. More like a strong ale or barley wine and not some much like a scotch ale. No smoke flavors at all. 12 oz bottle, $1.99 from the Dilly Deli. UPDATE: Had this on draught at the "Founders at Dilly Deli" night on 9/21/2006.... It was good, but very much the same as from the bottle. 16 oz draught (8.5% alcohol), $4.00 at Dilly Deli.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
appearance: 4 smell: 4.5 taste: 4.5 mouthfeel: 4.5 drinkability: 4 Appearance: Pours an amber caramel color with hints of orange and a decent head. Smell: Dark fruit, caramel malts and brown sugar. Taste: A bit of tart cherries, green apple plumb and brown sugar. Then toasty caramel malt molasses and a shot of scotch whiskey dumped in there. This one I must get more of! Mouthfeel: Extremely thick and sticky, very chewy, like a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy should be. Drinkability: I love this style of beer but if you tried to session this your gut may explode =) Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2006
via trade with OhioDad - Pours a deep copper color with a thin light tan head. Has a sweet malt aroma. Flavor is malty sweet with the bitterness to back it. A liitle dry but smooth. A medium to full body beer. A good beer. Thanks Scott.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2006
smokey, peat, hop bitterness, caramel/toffee, musky sweet - has syrupy feel to it. roasted coffee flavor and maltiness. cloudy reddish brown appearance. strong hop aroma Another hit for FOUNDERS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Big maltiness, some dark fruits, light chocolate, and some alcohol. Maybe a whisper of smoke in the aroma? Big aroma. Appearance: Dark brown, with dark red highlights when held to the light. Light tan head that collapsed quickly. Some nice lacing. Flavor: Malt from the aroma continues in the flavor. Big roasted malt flavor with large caramel and toffee flavors. Dark fruits. Some peatiness also peeking through in the finish. Hop bitterness is high for the style, but enjoyable. A nice sweet finish, but isnít sticky at all. Palate: Full bodied and slightly chewy. Medium carbonation. Alcohol leaves a nice warming on the tongue. Overall: A great beer. Maltiness is king here and it really shines through. The hopping is right on the money. Just enough to keep it from getting to sweet, not to much to overshadow the malt. Definately buying more of this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Complex malt character, pleasantly sweet but with that little hop kick in there too. Alcohol makes itself known in a nice way. Delicious beer from a brewery I wish I had known about earlier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Good Scotch Ale, pours a lovely redish brown with small head. Not a lasting aftertaste to note, but the ABV packs a velvet punch with the swallow. A nice beer that Iíll have to repeat in the Fall.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrwinPAnderson (6) - Marquette, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2006 does not count
When poured I was surprised to see a hint of red in the color. This is mostly brown, with not much head and a slight red tint. The aroma is what really caught my attention. A very malty scent, but I caught the faintest bit of fruitiness to it. The taste is slightly sugary, and has the faintest hint of spice. It swallows smooth and leaves a short lived aftertaste I enjoy more than the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Slightly sweet, malty, with some caramel and spice. Zero aftertaste which was strange, but very good flavor while it lasted. ABV is warming all the way down.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This is one fine scotch ale. The pour is dark with a very nice brown head. The aroma is malt with some caramel mixed in. The flavor is very, very nice. The tastes are of a sweet malt, with hints of caramel, and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is thick and pleasing, and this one finishes smooth as silk. Second only to Wee Heavy in my opinion."


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