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RATINGS: 1946   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”


3.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
carolinewils81 (9) - - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
There’s a slight sweetness to this one. Very smooth. Slight hoppiness. Copperiness and spice that is very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
355 ml bottle in Margate, FL. Pours a dark copper with a large, foamy head. Aroma is a sweet rich malt with treacle and sultana characters along with soft bready notes. Not as overbearing as the flavors. Some of the malt remains in a supporting role but it’s overwhelmed by out-of-place spicy hops and a fair bit of booze. Not for my soft Bavarian Palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (673) - SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Booze, raisins and slight choc aroma. Flavour is wood, leather, sweets nuts with a bitter finish. Rich barely carbonated body.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bièregourmet (32) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2014
33 cl bottle. Red brown fluid with white head. Aroma is of fruits, dried fruits, a bit roasty, caramel, spices. Palate is medium with notes of red and dark fruits, dried fruits, caramel, roastiness, burnt malts, nice aftertaste with a spicy hint. Very nice scotch ale!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
Dark ruby color. Little to no head. Just a thin collar. Nose is soft peat and smoke, oak, raisin, dark cherry, and roasted malt. Taste makes up for the softness in the nose. Sharp hop bite with dark cherry, raisin, smoke, peat, and bread. Maybe a bit too much booze but workable. Full on feel. Medium bodied and light medium carbonation. Brilliant base beer for a Barrel.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Motobashi (62) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Poured a deep amber. Lightly carbonated with practically no head. Fruity fragrance, with a hint of alcohol in the flavour. Fairly bitter finish. The high alcohol content somewhat over powers the flavour. Not a favorite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (176) - USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a Founders pint glass a deep reddish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is straight up malty sweetness some slight hops & booze even slighter peat/smoke. Flavor is sweet caramel malty with a slight hop finish. The breadiness isn’t overwhelming balanced beautifully with dark fruit. Not a huge scotch ale fan but this brew works everytime--solid in every way.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (222) - - MAR 16, 2014
Clear, medium copper color, quick rising red head, spotty remains on glass. Rich, medium full body, non agressive mouthfeel, with low alcohol heat or acidity, short, weak finish. Moderate bitterness, malty but not sweet. Predominantly malty, left me missing the aromatics of American hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djmatthews88 (9) - Abbotsford, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, lightly bitter, umami, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2443) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Nutty brown sugar aroma with some cereal grain. Almost clear chestnut-red under a wispy off-white cover. Cereal grain and rye bitterness with nice nutty accents and a subtle fruitiness. Medium light body, medium carbonation, lingering bitter finish.


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