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RATINGS: 2284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (911) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Klimaet. Pours a dark ruby with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of caramel, raisins, figs, malts, slight alcohol, pretty sweet. Taste is sweet and caramel malty with a slightly toasted bitterness. Again some raisin-like fruityness. Average carbonation and slightly oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle, thanks to lukasmh for buying this for me! Pours light hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, malts, dark fruits, toasty notes, figs, toffee, light alcohol. Taste is malty, toasty, toffee, dark fruits, light chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Powerful sweet flavour with lots of body.Lacks complexity but a straightforward strong ale that doesn’t mess around. Not a nice name though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 6, 2015
Red ruby appearance with medium head. Intensive sweet and fruity aroma, caramel sweet taste, some sourness. Slightly high sweetness to reach perfect balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (766) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2015
Brunt utseende med høyt fint skum. Meget tiltalende aroma av karamell, sukker, malt og tørket frukt. I smaken finner jeg karamell, sukker, cola(?!) og tørket frukt. Utrolig fløyelsmyk i munnen. Jeg kjørte min på 12,2 grader celsius, noe som fungerte fint. Søt som fy, med en ekstremt vag surhet også. Tykk kropp. Minner mye om en Belgian Ale eller til og med en quadrupel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 28/12/15 Pours hazy dark brown reddish liquid, medium frothy tan to brown head, Aroma: sweet, caramel, candy, cherries, ripe red fruits, warming alcohol, raspberries, flowers, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, malty, caramel, red fruits, warming alcohol, Palate: medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish, Overall: very pleasant beer, especialy in the aroma, rich, warming, but still very drinkable, enjoyed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonLaRue (43) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Beer starts with light notes carmels and coffee. Then moves to bitter chocolates. Its light and balanced. Kudos!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (127) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from Ridgewood. Aroma: Caramel, dried fruit such as prunes, delicious. Appearance: Orange with a small white-ish head. Flavor: Same, with some licorice in the back which I wasn’t a super big fan of (sue me, I don’t like licorice.) Semi-easy to drink, there is a bit a balance but it is a bit sweet. It tastes sweeter than you’d expect for the APV. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4302) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015
Deep brown looks. Dank, resin, cereal, hay,dried fruit. Nice brew, very full body and lost if interesting layered aromas. Very high quality stuff! (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
It’s not been a great night for beer tasting. I wanted to cross off "English Pale Ale" from my list of styles, so chose a pale ale from England which was labelled as an English Pale Ale, but was actually categorised as an ESB. I’ve had a Cornish bitter which was pretty dreadful. Was hoping this was a "Scottish Ale" but again missed the nuance and it is a "Scotch Ale." So much for being a completist! However ... this is great. Lovely rich brown colour, rich and full bodied. Complex - there is dried fruit, brown bread, plum, dark treacle. The alcohol isn’t hidden but it doesn’t dominate in a harsh way. Big beer. The night is getting better. And we won the cricket!

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