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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dzimm27 (136) - - JUN 30, 2012
Aroma of dark malt and feet. Thick and dark, very malty with caramel roasty flavor. Sweet finish with slight hop bite. Lots of dark roasted caramel. Very heavy. Not outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4135) - 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 (395) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1019) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Chestnut color , nice beige head. Malt , caramel , raisins in aroma. Rich , malty taste with fruity notes. Moderate bitterness in warming finish. Good , classic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (831) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2015
Very dark ruby colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of reisins, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, slight tart note, very well balanced. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1662) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from the Lincoln Beer Festival. Deep ruby colour with a tan head. Dark fruity aroma, taste is toffee sweet. May be just a touch to sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1489) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2015
From bottle. (aged). Pours unclear mahogany with a beige head. Aroma of ripe plums, caramel, butterscotch, some plums, figs and nice sweet malts in general. Taste is sweet but with some bitterness as well. Bitter nuts, caramel, ripe sweet fruits and some weak sweet esters. Ends with a weak almost vinous note at the end. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (360) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle, deep brown beer, a little almond colored froth. Aroma is malt an caramel, raisin, faint vanilla. Taste is caramely malt, raisin and dark fruit, faint coffee, cola, some clove even. Finish even has a bit of anise. Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation subdued. This is super. If all scotch ales were this good it might be my favorite style!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1610) - 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 (1566) - 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.

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