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RATINGS: 2166   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (53) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Dark red ale draft poured with ample head. A taste of molases that has a slight burnt taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1164) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Deep red brown pour with a nice lasting off white head. Aroma is nutty, molasses, and toast with a hint of peat. Taste follows but has an odd sharpness in the finish. Sweet and malty. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzbart (52) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
A very good scotch ale. Medium body and creamy. Grassy and leafy hops sit on bready, cracker maltiness. Some peat, not real sweet, nutty, alcohol is mostly hidden and faint raisin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (71) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Tawny to dark brown in colour with a small head with no retention, heavy complex aroma roasted malts, caramel and grains, hints of herbs and grass, boozy flavour, heavy on roasted malts and caramel, warming sensation average carbonation yet lively in the mouth, slick, Pow what an experience great ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (413) - Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2014
A nice strong ale that doesn’t totally taste of alcohol. Bitter and peaty for sure. Mildly sweet and nutty. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (992) - CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy brown with a small head. Dried fruits, caramel, liquorice, toffee. Sweet. Has alcohol note which I disliked. Can’t say I’m thrilled with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1047) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a mahogany-ruby red with one finger tan head which fades to pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, sweet malts, smoke, bread pudding, toasted bread, butterscotch, and brown sugar. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with the addition of some light grassy and piney hops. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, complex, well balanced scotch ale that is overly sweet like a lot of beer is the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hub66 (176) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
couleur brun-rouge; petite mousse brune; arômes fruités et maltés; goût un peu vineux; un peu trop d’alcool et de douceur

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Wine color red with a thick tan foam. Deep malt aromatics of toast and biscuit. There is a slight raisin that hides away. Light carbonation but medium/full body. Toffee and and bread flavors have a touch of smoke in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours brown to dark brown with a quite large white head. Heavy licorice nose. Thick body. Medium carbonation. Surprisingly bitter. Toffee, some coffee, malt, some licorice flavour.

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