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RATINGS: 2153   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
November 3, 2014. Bottle at home. Clear ruby red with a yellowish dense head. Aroma is sweet malts, dried fruits, caramel, light peat. Taste is sweet malty up front with some light bitter roasted and smoked notes. Finish has sweet dried fruit, light bitterness and light peat. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
growler6 (13) - - NOV 27, 2014
Toasty, sweet and warming. Bittersweet toffee after taste in the back of the throat. A beast. Is there any real difference between a Scotch Ale and a Wee Heavy? I’ve tried most of available contenders. Whatever, this brew rocks and will occupy a space in my frig through the winter until it is dethroned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2566) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle shared from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Lightly smoky, rich and malty with notes of caramel, toffee, earth and peat. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium to full body with a nice balanced finish. Pretty easy to drink, but a nice one to sip on. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Hazy reddish brown in color with no head. Sweet, malt, alcohol aroma. Starts bold then fades nicely. Good sweetness and bitterness, taste a bit like a Belgian. The alcohol I smelt is also in the taste, hard to look past this. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (866) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Chestnut brown with a medium-fine, old-newspaper-colored head. Moderate rate of decay. Aroma of caramel, and deciduous forest after a rain, with a slight bit of alcohol. Toffee. Body is medium, low-medium carbonation with little burn. Somewhat syrupy due in part to lower carbonation.. Flavor is light caramel with a small, spicy hop bitterness to balance. Lingers but is not astringent in any way. Some mineral notes in there. Overall, a very nice scotch ale - drinkable and no smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2014
Alla spina. Limpido color cola con riflessi rubino e cremosa schiuma beige. Avvolgenti sentori di caramello e melasso; gusto dolciastro e rotondo con note caramellate, maltose e leggermente fruttate, finale luppolato e persistente. Corpo medio, vellutata al palato, cremosa nella struttura e di effervescenza debole. Buona!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2014
redish / brown, hazy color. very malty, tastes of oats, honey and dried plums. full body, taste reminds me of scotch or brandy. Alcohol is apparant. Malty sweetness. tastes of caramel. good texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (369) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Pothole (€ 4,60 I think). BB 09/05/2015. Pours a strangely enchanting cloudy orange-brown with a small light tan head. Retains not for long; some lacing initially. Nose is thick caramelly sweetness with caramelised dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate, peat, slightly whiskey-like. Taste is similarily or slightly less complex with a more dominant malt character, and kind of smokey. Palate dry and malty, carbonation present but not obtrusive, body above medium. The high ABV only comes through hintingly and yet firmly when swallowing.

Overall a very good sipper, but I honestly expected it to be something more impressive - maybe should not have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Copper body, medium to small head. Aroma has simple toffee and syrup. Sweet caramelly taste that veers dangerously close to becoming cloying. Finish offers some light peat but even the alcohol is lost in the syrup. Sticky finish. Not bad but not very good either. For a highly rated brew this is not complex or interesting enough. BTW, the label looks amateurish - like someone’s kid applied a Photoshop emboss filter to a random drawing of Groundskeeper Willie in 1998.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Great, rich, malty aroma. No head on it at all. Alcohol is totally masked by carmel n scotch essence. My first scotch ale, thought it was great.

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