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RATINGS: 2095   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 ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with a slight tannish white head that quickly dies off. The beer has a spicy, sweet aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is full or malts up front with a lot of raisin and figs. The taste is kind of earthy with some alcohol on the finish, just the right amount to know its there but doesn?t overwhelm. The body on this one is medium to heavy, almost syrupy with low to medium carbonation. Overall a great beer, one of my favorite scotch ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (896) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Alko. A bit hazy ruby coloured beer. Sweet maltiness, some toffee, ripe fruits and hops. I feel itís a bit like a barley wine and disappointed a little. Had better and more interesting Scotch ales in Italy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1689) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014
A very dark brown beer with a weak and light brown head. The nose is complex and quite sweet, caramel, raisins, strawberries, wood, generic dried fruits, hint of roasted bread and chocolate. Taste isnít so sweet than aroma. Taste has dried fruits, raisins, dry wood, bread, clear and nice bitterness in the end. Even the more sweetness of fruits could be there. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation, easy to drink, anyway. Very complex, at least the aroma. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (200) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a dark ruby brown with very small thin head which lingers. On the nose there is dark dried fruits like raisins and prunes, brown sugar, caramel, a bit of smoke, resin and wood. Taste initially is highly sweet which lasts throughout but is balanced with enough bitterness to make it work. Quite a thick and oily mouth feel, rather nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1543) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Malty aroma of nuts, almond, butter and caramel. Sweet malty taste with some bitterness. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a snifter glass. A: Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber color forming a medium thin bubbled tan head. Load retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. A very thin layer remains on the top for a long time S: Sweet and roasted. Strong notes, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate and oak. Caramel malts, roasted malts, dark fruits like grapes and raisins. Flowery hops T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee and caramel. Notes of oak, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, dark fruits. The sweetness is short and in the very beginning. Quickly, it becomes quite dry and malty. Some earthiness and some citrus hops can be felt too in the end M: Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Very smooth and slightly molasses in the mouth. Malty, toffee and woody aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Another Founders masterpiece. It sounds like they canít make a mistake... [ BA Review @ 12/27/2013 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchPls (572) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Cola brown beer with a small head. Bread and caramel on the nose. Medium bodied. Sweet bread, caramel, a hint of anis, some herbal notes. Quite good. Just a little thin for the ABV but is more drinkable this way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjakopa (219) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a darker brown with medium head. Aroma is caramel and roasty. Some sweetness in the background. Taste is on the sweeter side with background hints of hops. Aftertaste is also sweet with more carel and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erinc (7) - , TURKEY - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
Very rich taste. Dense and powerful. Bitter finish stays there. Great colour by the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Dark brown with cappuccino coloured head. Rich, sweet, alcoholic aroma with prune and other dark dried fruit, chocolate cake. Full bodied, malty, not too sweet, balancing but not overpowering bitterness. Very well crafted and balanced scotch ale.

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