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RATINGS: 2269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1685) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours ruby dark with a light tan head. Dark fruit, whisky, toffee. Good stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1656) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle @ Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen 150513. Roasted malty, fruity and caramely, dried fruits, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and caramely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rogue89 (1) - - MAY 13, 2015 does not count
One of the best beers in one of the best categories of beer: Scottish style ale. Medium-full body with a long finish. Very malty and roasty. Finishes clean. Overall a good beer drinking experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3854) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
On bottle at Vinmonopolet Norway. Amber color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity ; hops, caramel & malt. Medium body & complexity . Some sweetness. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Tap at Apex, post CBC A: Brown bordering on mahogany, creme head, some lacing. N: Toffee, leather, ample malt, hints of smoke, some vanilla and wood undertones, peppercorn and earth from (I assume) the hops, rounded out with raisin and prune. T: Quite sweet, a bit of char and bitterness to balance. M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, hint of alcohol. O: A tasty toasty Scotch ale. One of the foremost in Founders’ arsenal, and a beer I would be more than happy to have again. Will be curious to compare this to Alesmith’s Wee Heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle (trade non Ratebeer member); pours a light brown with a khaki head; aroma is caramel, nuts, malt, and hints of chocolate and vanilla; taste is bittersweet with caramel, vanilla, nuts, malt and a hint of chocolate; finish is dry with a hint of alcohol; very good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (109) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a dark ruby color. Rich, thick, foamy head, that lasts about halfway through, and then thin for the rest of it. Nice consistent lacing throughout.

Nose is deep roasted malt. It also smells a little of burnt toast. I can also smell some fruitiness and some alcohol.

First taste is sweet, followed by some bitterness. There’s some bitter finish, but not too much. Also some alcohol at the finish. It’s malty, and a little grainy, but it’s smoother than you would expect. Similar to a porter, it tastes like coffee and caramel. It’s pretty well balanced, with each sip you have to wonder...will it be sweet, or will it be bitter?

Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. It’s a 50 IBU beer, but it doesn’t really taste all that bitter. It finishes a little bitter, sometimes. But it’s not all that bitter. It’s a little heavy to be sessionable, but the smoothness and the sweetness counters that.

Overall, it’s very tasty. 8.5% ABV, really? You really wouldn’t know it. This one is a dandy!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebruce81 (313) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 7, 2015
This beer was very strong it played well on the amount of alcohol and malts. It was smooth and played well with the hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (538) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle at O*Leary at Copenhagen airport. Pours brwon with little light briown head. Aroma of dark bread, some smoke. Tastes sweet, with a bitter finish, well balanced. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, black, brown, very bitter, full body, A very heavy malted beer

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