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RATINGS: 2076   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”


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Dirty Bastard is basically everything you want a Scotch Ale to be: boozy, rich, complex. Providing an excellent balance between bitter and malty, Founders did a fantastic job of giving some spicy edge to this immense malt bomb on an ale. Flavors of dark fruits, toffee, smoked peat, and roasted malt make the strongest impressions. Expect a full-bodied mouthfeel with some pleasant alcohol warmth (and added sweetness), as well. This ale may be called Dirty Bastard, but it certainly makes a clean getaway.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bonus bottle from Homer321; Thanks Sean. Nose is sweet toffee, with hints of molasses and smoke. Very malt forward. Hazy brown with a small beige head. flavor is sweet and malty with only a very tiny hint of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (1910) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
355 ml. bottle. Clear, amber to deep red colour with a thin, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, overripe fruits, light smoke and peat. Toasted malt and toffee. Light booze. Rather rich. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting dry finish with floral hops and a peat note. A rather rich beer - the smoked notes and hops mellows down the malts. Good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle 0,35L. Clear, dark amber/red colour with average big, frothy, light brown, long lasting head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and some dry fruits. Taste starts moderate bitter with dry fruits on tongue and finish heavy bitter and slightlysmoked. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Another excellent Founders brew!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (139) - - AUG 22, 2014
This is a good example of a style I don’t care for. Scottish ale are too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (406) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker-like glass. The aroma is raisin, fig, cherry, caramel, and bread. It pours an oily looking, raisin brown.The head is tan in color and sudsy, but reduces down to a clear, clean surface, clean ring, and clean glass. The taste is a good balance between medium sweet and medium bitter. The oily texture has a medium high body, and a light, small bubble carbonation. The finish has flavors of coffee, fig, cherry, chocolate, caramel, toast, and cookies. The aftertaste is relatively clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (232) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy mahogany liquid. Small tan head. Full body, light carbonation. Caramel aroma. Bitter aftertaste. Medium sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcduck56 (1) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Pours clean with a caramel chocolate aroma and a rich red/brown hue. Slightly hazy on the pour but quickly clears. The taste mirrors the aroma with rich caramel and light chocolate flavors which have a fruity finish due to the high alcohol level. Full body and thick with average carbonation and a long finish

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 16, 2014
Love this one. Very beautiful red-caramel color in glass with beige head. Aroma of caramel and maybe cherry or fig. Tastes like malt, burnt caramel. Very drinkable. A favorite and staple in our house.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (101) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. This beer is absolutely great, taste is amazing and I'd drink it quite a bit. Very good beer.


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