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RATINGS: 2129   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”

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fleagle (16) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Bottles from the local market. Pours a deep, red black brown with a thin, evanescent head. Aroma is a complex mix of raisin, coffee, and toast, balanced by a nice bitterness. The mouth is medium, with a slight carbonation. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (830) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Chestnut brown with a medium-fine, old-newspaper-colored head. Moderate rate of decay. Aroma of caramel, and deciduous forest after a rain, with a slight bit of alcohol. Toffee. Body is medium, low-medium carbonation with little burn. Somewhat syrupy due in part to lower carbonation.. Flavor is light caramel with a small, spicy hop bitterness to balance. Lingers but is not astringent in any way. Some mineral notes in there. Overall, a very nice scotch ale - drinkable and no smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (504) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2014
Alla spina. Limpido color cola con riflessi rubino e cremosa schiuma beige. Avvolgenti sentori di caramello e melasso; gusto dolciastro e rotondo con note caramellate, maltose e leggermente fruttate, finale luppolato e persistente. Corpo medio, vellutata al palato, cremosa nella struttura e di effervescenza debole. Buona!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (37) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2014
redish / brown, hazy color. very malty, tastes of oats, honey and dried plums. full body, taste reminds me of scotch or brandy. Alcohol is apparant. Malty sweetness. tastes of caramel. good texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Pothole (€ 4,60 I think). BB 09/05/2015. Pours a strangely enchanting cloudy orange-brown with a small light tan head. Retains not for long; some lacing initially. Nose is thick caramelly sweetness with caramelised dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate, peat, slightly whiskey-like. Taste is similarily or slightly less complex with a more dominant malt character, and kind of smokey. Palate dry and malty, carbonation present but not obtrusive, body above medium. The high ABV only comes through hintingly and yet firmly when swallowing.

Overall a very good sipper, but I honestly expected it to be something more impressive - maybe should not have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1136) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Copper body, medium to small head. Aroma has simple toffee and syrup. Sweet caramelly taste that veers dangerously close to becoming cloying. Finish offers some light peat but even the alcohol is lost in the syrup. Sticky finish. Not bad but not very good either. For a highly rated brew this is not complex or interesting enough. BTW, the label looks amateurish - like someone’s kid applied a Photoshop emboss filter to a random drawing of Groundskeeper Willie in 1998.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonypreto (50) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Great, rich, malty aroma. No head on it at all. Alcohol is totally masked by carmel n scotch essence. My first scotch ale, thought it was great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2885) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays.Massive caramel, faint roast, sweet, cake in aroma. Sweet, malty, cake, fruity, hops in taste. Sweet body. Caramel in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well covered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (161) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Dark ruby color with small head. Very rich chocolate malt aroma, boozy, dark fruits. Sweet rich chocolate taste, bitterness towards the finish. Low to middle carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Very good!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
I am not a big fan of Scotch Ale but this IS A Whole new ball game . The mouth feel IS perfect . Almost Reminds me of a Belgian Double minus the yeast, Candied creamy goodness. Sorry about the upper case letters. Tried writing this review by hand writing with my s pen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (294) - - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from strait and narrow, Lincoln. Dark ruby brown with no head. Stinks! Very ’farmy’ ie smells like manure, not necessarily a bad thing though. Taste is ridiculous malty treacley goodness, lovely. Tingly carbonation and a fairly full body.

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