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RATINGS: 2339   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewtalita (87) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2015
Dark ruby, violet hue. Very low beige head which quickly disappears. Watery texture, clean appearance. Aroma of salty caramel, toffee, molasses, raisins and umami. Mouthfeel bit on the thin side although alcohol is well hidden still. Low carbonation.Taste of licorice, maple syrup, salty soya sauce with hints of chocolate oak and vanilla in finish. Herbal, syropy ending. Well balanced, delicious and complex brew. Not really refreshing but enjoyed in awe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (239) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
Opaque brown with a modest beige head. Pleasant, but slightly mild aroma containing notes of vanilla, scotch, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, biscuit, and malt. Mid bodied not unlike a syrup texture. Delectable coalescence of caramel, toffee, sweet scotch, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, with a lingering sweet and mildly hoppy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet malts, something beefy. Gets better and better as it warms. Excellent Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yuzuha (19) - sioux city, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pours dark red almost black small beige head. Medum carbonation. Taste is initially malty leaving a bitter hop finish. Hints of fruit and smoke.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (346) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Aroma is light caramel and a hint of corn. Appearance is dark brown ruby red with small frothy head. Taste is large malt up front, raisin plum, hint of roast. Some hop bitterness but still a malt forward beer. Bit of earthiness. Palate is medium and crisp. Bitterness lingers. Overall not bad. Arrogant Bastard is far superior. Lacking the malt depth I expected. Maybe I got an old bottle. High IBU’s not helping the malt, definately too high for a Scottish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (176) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Btl pours a burgandy color with a big off white head that dissapates quickly leaving lace all over glass. Smells of earth,wood,toast,alcohol and Tastes of sweet toffee,roasty grain,vanilla,molasses,nuts and a hint of chocolate. Medium to heavy body,bold chewy viscous mouthfeel, clean, smooth slightly alcoholic finish. Very nice well balanced and extremely flavorful beverage. This is the first scotch ale I’ve had and I am impressed. Well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (3162) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Clear dark ruby, tanned lacing lasting foam head. Sweet hoppy barley aroma, quite nice. Bittersweet taste, lots of fruit tones, leving smoky bitter aftertaste. (Cleveland 201510)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4121) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey, consumed on 9/11/2015. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, toasty notes, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, bread crust. Dark ruby, clear, small beige head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is caramel, toffee, bread crust, some dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, slightly dry and bitter aftertaste. Well brewed, good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a ruby color with an off white head. Peat, caramel, raisin, molasses, plum, toffee and molasses aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a raisin, plum and molasses finish.

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