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RATINGS: 2310   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”

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alechimp (10) - - OCT 27, 2012
A magical scotch bag of raisinets. A beautiful opaque dark ruby in the light, pours with a small head and some lacing. Smells sweet and peat. Tastes like the aforementioned sweeties with so much grown-up behind it. Just a touch of smoke, plenty of toffee, choccy and fruit along with the perfect bitterness that never lets on about the 50ibus and just the tiniest hint of the 8.5%. A session beer that will end your session well early. Hot contender for my favourite beer from an almost flawless brewery. Git in ma baelly wee man.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1288) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a ruby color with an off white head. Peat, caramel, raisin, molasses, plum, toffee and molasses aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a raisin, plum and molasses finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear ruby brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bready and a little roasted malt, some chocolate, raisin, toffee and wood. Taste of toffee, caramel, chocolate, bready malt, subtle smoke, raisin, some prune, wood and slight brown sugar. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. A warming, slightly roasted chocolate bitterness in the finish. Mainly chocolatey and fruity with a little bitterness. A great take on a traditional scotch ale, lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (572) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Red apple, maple syrup, caramel, peat, mild smoke, butterscotch, touch of milk chocolate, faint roast, earthy hops on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (46) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Pours from the bottle a dark brown with a fine tan head that lingers and fades quickly. First bite is roasted malt, caramel, a little sweet. For an 8.5 the alcohol isn’t overly pronounced, but it does add a pleasant warmth to the finish which is complex enough to keep me coming back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (208) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Deep ruby with a short lived tan head. Sweet, rich malty goodness with a hint of smoke, peat and wood... I’d almost think it had been barrel aged. Nice hop presence which balances the sweetness well, making sure it isn’t cloying. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milo91hd (168) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 8, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore ambrato scuro con una schiuma fine e poco persistente, aroma dolce con malti tostati, caramello e ovviamente scotch che con l’alzarsi della temperatura nel bicchiere si fa sempre più presente, in bocca continua ad essere dolce con una leggera venatura amara unita nel finale all alcool dello scotch. L’ho trovata molto bilanciata nonostante il dolce sembra farla da padrone. Consigliata

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lesag002 (1) - - SEP 7, 2015 does not count
This is the closest thing to Mac Andrews that I've been able to find, which is my favorite, but I haven't seen it here in the U.S. for decades. Unlike others, this has a nice hop balance. Others are nothing but malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1570) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours in dark, almost black, body with medium tan head. Long lasting head. Aroma is nutty, light toffee with touch of vanilla. Taste has medium herbal bitterness with full bodied candi sweetness as a balance. Light alcohol touch. Body is full, heavy, medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (1011) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 7, 2015
Aroma: Rich chocolate, muscrat grapes. Light rose, alcohol. Appearance: Clear, dark amber body. Small, tan head, fair retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium licorice, munich malt, muscrat grapes, peat. Medium bitterness, raisin, Dry finish with lingering maltiness, peat. Medium-light alcohol. Mouthfeel: Light warming. Full body, Medium carbonation, cream. Overall: Rich, warming. The bitterness is not to style, making the beer less smooth. 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 9E. Strong Scotch Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Ruprai, Birmingham. Really well balanced and tasty beer. Red brun coleur. Sticky gobfeel. Beguiling, growing taste: rich choc grain, with warming faintly burnt cereal hops. Hangs together great. Classy.

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