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RATINGS: 2314   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cblado (292) - Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color, beautiful in the light. Aroma is subtle, with hops up front, and peat notes. Flavor is very complex, with malt up front, a subtle peat flavor in the middle, and a surprising aftertaste of bitter hops. Kind of an abrupt finish, but not unpleasant. After a couple of these, I feel like Piltdown Man, ready to relax in a bog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (168) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Btl pours a burgandy color with a big off white head that dissapates quickly leaving lace all over glass. Smells of earth,wood,toast,alcohol and Tastes of sweet toffee,roasty grain,vanilla,molasses,nuts and a hint of chocolate. Medium to heavy body,bold chewy viscous mouthfeel, clean, smooth slightly alcoholic finish. Very nice well balanced and extremely flavorful beverage. This is the first scotch ale I’ve had and I am impressed. Well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (3034) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Clear dark ruby, tanned lacing lasting foam head. Sweet hoppy barley aroma, quite nice. Bittersweet taste, lots of fruit tones, leving smoky bitter aftertaste. (Cleveland 201510)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3762) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey, consumed on 9/11/2015. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, toasty notes, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokkenrolv (126) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, bread crust. Dark ruby, clear, small beige head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is caramel, toffee, bread crust, some dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, slightly dry and bitter aftertaste. Well brewed, good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1297) - 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 (805) - 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 (576) - 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 (214) - 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 (169) - 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

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