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RATINGS: 2223   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”

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Nice appearance. Thick foam head fades fast. Good malty bite covers the alcohol well. Not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (174) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head and substantial lacing. Sweet aroma of peat with cherry notes. Sweet, rich malt, like toast, upfront. Smoke and some plum notes. Some fruit, plum and cherry, along with some bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is substantial but not heavy, just short of chewy. Some warming alcohol throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (401) - - APR 22, 2015
Surprised to the upside by this. I’ve had some off-tasting scotch ales in the past but this one is good. Quite sweet like a barley wine but not overpoweringly so. Lots of dried fruit, caramel and peat in the malt. Decent bitterness from the hops too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (483) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Big yeast aroma with some cocoa tossed in. Appearance- Pours a yellow brown with a small, light brown head. Taste- A good hop grain mix, tastes good Palate- a heavy bodied moderate carbonation beer. Overall- A really good scotch ale, this may be one of my favorites of that style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (83) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma: caramel, raisin, Appearance: ruby-amber, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergaard (170) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Finally found this in my local super market. Pours dark brown and slightly redish, the off-white head fates away quickly. Sweet aroma of caramel, raisins and dried fruit. Nice full taste with some punchy caramel notes, some spicy notes and dried fruit. Compared to the price this is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (600) - århus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
duft rosin sød karamel rugbrød smag ristet malt rugbrød ristetbrød/rugbrød svesker sød karamel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilgrimoutlaw (835) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2015
Can’t believe I haven’t tried this until now. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head. Caramel, citrus, nuts, chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch. Moderately bitter and sweet. A bit of sourness. Full, creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (353) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Both abv and taste match. It’s a little much but they were meant to be. Had bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (659) - ITALY - APR 6, 2015
35 cl bottle at a retailer in Manhattan, NY, around $4. brown color, almost clear, thin fune yellowish head. Roasted malts on the nose already. Aroma is well loaded of dark malts, nuts, hazelnut, caramel, vanilla and mild chocolate, while a proper amount of bittering hops balances it very well. Taste is quite bitter and has a nice play. Very rich overall, tasty, umami. The 8.5% is not overwhelming, the texture is smooth and silky, soft carbonation. The finish is pleasing with a brandy-ish leftover. Very very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
Old rating. Great scotch ape. Brown-red. Sweet malts, mild bitterness, some smokiness. Well balanced.

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