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RATINGS: 2040   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
I’m not a fan of Founders as of yet but this scotch ale is making me rethink that notion. Dark plum hue. Lacy head. Malty. It has a butterscotch sensibility buoyed by a full body. The wash down is smooth. I like the fluidity of the beer. The ABV is an 8ish but it seems deceptively more boozy. Frankly, a nice scotch ale. Pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (448) - Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Draft. Pours black with off white head that disappears fast. Nice toasty flavor. The alcohol taste comes through a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2116) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 25, 2014
0.355 l bottle, this one was Marko’s I guess, so thanks for sharing! It poured clear amber-copper body with modest ivory head. Fine malty aroma, caramel, figs and honey mostly. Quite sweet flavor as well, caramel, some dried fruits and sugar. Showed only subtle hints of wood and maybe some herbal hops but I wasn’t sure anymore. Medium to full in body, with alcohol evident but nicely subdued so far. Nice long, sweet, thick finish, alcoholic as well (bitter bite). Not nearly complex as expected, also expected more from it, but a fine and effective ale anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (104) - MEXICO - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. A dark rubi beer with a creamy head. It has a strong alcohol aroma with some dry fruits. The aroma is complex and there are a lot of things I can´t distinguish yet. Taste is bitter, especially at the end, very dense and maybe with a hint of chocolate. This beer is medium on carbonation and astringency. Overall a magnificent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (314) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Pours a deep, dark ruby colour, not exactly cloudy, but pretty opaque, with a creamy tan head. Intense, rich aroma of dry fruits, caramel and alcohol. Medium to robust bodied, smooth, with low cabronation and astringency. Heavy roasted character with hints of nut and spices, Well balanced with a strong bitter and alcohol finish. A class ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (917) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours deep mahogany red with a large tan head. Smells strongly of caramel and hints of roast. Taste is caramel sweetness and hints of resinous hops. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale finishes with a slightly cloying sweetness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (88) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 L’aroma è sicuramente il suo punto forte: deciso, complesso e avvolgeste! I suoi 50 IBU non si sentono, coperti da un corpo strutturato e ricco di sapori, dove emergono il maltato, il caramello, il biscottato e il tostato. Un eccellente esempio di Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (109) - - JUN 21, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, appearance is deep red with tan head, taste is sweet beginning with a hint of bitter chocolate with a little alcohol burn

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jhwils629 (2) - Johnston, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
I really like the flavor n aroma of this smooth Scottish ale. I feel like I need to don my kilt n visit my relatives!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
decentOne (1) - Algonquin, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
This is my go to beer right now. It has a nice bold flavor and tastes best between fridge and room temperature.

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