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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Humlehode (158) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Pours clear dark red/brownish. Sweet, complex aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Full bodied, sweet taste, finishing off with a nice round bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1695) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Klar rødbrun med lavt beige skum. Lukter vanilje, eik og karamell. Søtlig smak med brent karamellbitterhet. Medium kullsyre. Lett bittersøt avslutning. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SteveOrz85 (55) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12 oz bottle to tulip. Two finger tan head, gone quick. Some lacing. Aroma of dry fruit and malt. Color is clear ruby. Taste is light to medium sweet. A light bitterness and maybe a touch of sour. Doughy, earthy, Carmel, and dried fruit are all present in the complex flavor. Slick to thick textured. Medium to full bodied with an average carbonation. Long malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cogtx (1) - Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Great malt flavors with a moderate hoppiness with and beautiful caramel coloring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
31.10.2014. Dark reddish brown, brownish head. Intense sweet caramel aroma with wood, dark fruits, oak, toffee. Taste is sweet caramel malts, toffee, dark fruits, sth smoky. Quite full and intense, great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schwabtana (21) - Madison Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Poured 12oz bottle. Pours dark with a hint of red, nice head with good lace. Founders never disappoints very good Scotch Ale! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
demannu (120) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Typically like founders’ beers. This one however did not do it for me. Can’t quite put my finger on it. Something in the finish just turns me off. Comes across somewhat sour with a smoked bitterness that builds as you drink it. . Based on other reviews, I’ll chalk this up to not liking the style more than it being a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke, booze, caramel. Thin mouth, caramel, dark fruits, sweet finish, light booze, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (950) - - MAR 9, 2015
Draught at Tipping Point. Toffee, dry plum, nutty cereals, quite low carbonation, hints of alcohol, bittersweet finish. Decent scotch ale but a bit too heavy for my liking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Appearance is a dark, murky brown, a foamy beige covering is all that emerges in the way of a head. Aroma- lots of sweet caramel and toffee, fudge, vanilla, chocolate and coffee cake, fruit cake, marzipan, almond, sweet malts, malt loaf, golden syrup. Taste- lots of delicious caramel sweetness, toffee, Christmas cake, burnt treacle, malty, vanilla undertones, caramel shortcake. Sweet, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very tasty indeed.

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