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RATINGS: 2367   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1474) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle from Utobeer, London - UK. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and caramel malt. Toffee, sweet domination, brown sugar. Small alcohol finish. Taste: full body with caramel and roasted caramel malt. Toffee domination. Alcohol taste. Boozy beer... Aftertaste: astringent alcohol taste with peat notes. Caramel and roasted malt. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2016
Founder’s Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 8.5% As Founders will be imported in 2016 I decided to crack this bottle Beercation hooked me up with. In my thistle glass this scotch ale is a dark brown verging on black. It’s got a nice malty plum, raisin and dark fruits aroma - rich and savoury. The taste is rich, malty, nutty, dark pitted fruit with a bit of bitter cocoa and dark chocolate. This is damn good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guruhso (111) - DENMARK - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle. Malty aroma of ryebread, caramel and overriped or dried fruits with roasted notes. The flavours starts very sweet but finish light bitter. Lingering hoppy finish. Light alcohol taste and warmth. The body is medium and the Texture is oily. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (701) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, sweet aroma, caramel, dark red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1055) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate, raisins, oats, nougat, pecans, nuttiness and peat. Pours a blackish brown with a very thin white foam. Taste is pronounced caramel, nougat, nut and toffee upfront followed by notes of grain malt, raisins, dates candied caramel latte and cappuccino. Finishes moderately sweet with sticky residual caramel notes. Overall, absolutely delicious. They nailed the style to the T, best non barrel aged scotch ale I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghsmith54 (4) - - JAN 10, 2016 does not count
Nice pour, thick creamy head, notes of chocolate, smoke and a peat aroma that was quite attractive. Nice finish, smooth on the palate.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
fataldegree (11) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Draft pour: golden red color, thin head. Sweet, caramel, balanced with hoppy bitterness. Nice mouth feel....has a little backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (824) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Rusty ruby pour with almost no head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Surprisingly light with a nice hop freshness behind the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle at home split with Sarah. Slightly murky caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head with a odd green hue. Aroma is sweet toffee, butterscotch, twigs, caramel , some booze, bourbon. Flavour is composed sweet malts, toffee, cakey, rum and raisin cake, woody, bitter wood in the finish, some alcoohol bite. Palate is medium full, sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Ok barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1205) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Beautifully nutty and caramelly on the nose, notes of chocolate too. I like the reddish tint to the color...I do t associate red with chocolate. Full bodied, roasted nuts with a nice creaminess on the tongue. Notes of toffee, vanilla, some alcohol. I was whelmed.

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