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RATINGS: 2299   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - JUN 27, 2013
Deep gemstone red ale. Aroma is mildly smokey with a hint of an old growth forrest. Robust with malt and hops...full of flavor but not overpowering. Sweet and rich finish. Lovely really. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (653) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of malty toffee, earth, fruits, raisins and toffee (yeah twice!). Taste is thick and thoughts go to syrup. Sweet brown sugar, dark bread, christmas fruits, toffee, heavy malts. Awesome!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Couch0508 (118) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
I am not a huge fan of Scotch so it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that I am not a fan of this at all. If you are not a fan of scotch you should totally avoid this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gonzin (18) - ARGENTINA - AUG 27, 2015
Probada el Trinity Place Bar, New York. Cerveza oscura, suave. Predominan su sabor a café y especialmente a chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (300) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
12/08/2015 - 33cl bottle @Erwin’s platform on the Schelde. Thanks for sharing. Great evening Dark brown colour with small tanned head. Fruity, chocolate, coffee in the nose. Taste is coffee, chocolate, caramel, nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (23) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Simply great! Nutty, caramel. Pours a dark black. VERY Smooth. Now one of my favorites! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1688) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
Bottled. Pours dark brown with a big brown head. Smells a lot of dark chocolate, nutty roasted malt, a bit smoky and candy. Tastes dark chocolate, nutty, candy malt with a smoky mild bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pistacho (54) - SPAIN - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at La Tape. Grainy aroma, and then grains, and grains, and grains. Tastes grainy again with some bitter almonds notes. Fruity in the end. Easy one for 8,5%!!. I have enjoyed it. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (523) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma of dried fruits, fruits, caramel and some roasted notes. Deer amber with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a very good Scotch Ale, really rich and deep flavour with some warming alcohol in the back. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (391) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Nice mix on the pallet plum damson sweetness at the end but with a nice alcohol warmth coming through nice rich mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (397) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours dark ruby, yeah ruby. Off white head quickly dissipates, no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit. Flavor is figs or dates, smoked malt, sweet, moderately spiced, and slightly boozy. Mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied, low carbonation. Another tasty offering from Founders.


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