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RATINGS: 2459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Aroma of plums over malt. Appears a hazy brown with a small orange head that dissipates. Flavor is vinous and intensely malty, with definite notes of roast coffee accentuated by an unexpected hop bite. Palate is thick and chewy. Overall an excellent beer, though not quite to style.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (981) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 Bottle at home. Chestnut-ruby colour, hazy, beige foamy head. Really malty with caramel, raisins, herbal, clove, cough syrup, porto/red vinous, nuts, quite alcoholic, bitter finish: complex altogether. Aftertaste?s nice. Firm body, oily to sticky mouthfeel, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1215) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016

0.355 bottle.
A clear, brown color with a crimson tinge to it and a medium, cream-colored head. Aroma of very rich malts, caramel, wood, and butter. Taste is sweet, nutty, very malty, leathery, and a tad fruity. A full body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is more alcoholic than the rest and introduces some bitter notes but otherwise remains roughly the same. Overall it is a good beer, it struggles to keep its alcohol under control towards the end but that could be expected of a scotch ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (168) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2016
Una scotch ale hecha y derecha. De color ámbar cobrizo, corona de espuma color marfil de buena retención, con burbujas compactas. En el aroma el dulzor destaca, notas a caramelo, toffee y algo de nueces. En boca nuevamente el caramelo y toffee destaca, el amargor ligero alto no astringente, con un retrogusto ligeramente dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (44) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with dried fruits. Taste is dry honey melon with malts, raisins and bit of booze. Aftertaste is sweet alcohol. Palate is dry, medium bodied with long finish. Not your average ale, but nice and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1138) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Nice thick mouthfeel. Great malt profile, sweet yet balanced. Very nice and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (302) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
Red amber with beige head and a rich malty note. Sweetness in nose and taste with rich round notes. Palate leaves a little short but almost oily and with distinctive malty notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4103) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown copper color. Aroma of sweet caramelised malt and spices. Taste of caramelised malt, bitter coffee, leather, spices and mild smoke. Founders is never bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (565) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
355ml bottle. Dark amber brown colour with a one finger beige head. Aroma: rich malts, dark fruits, caramel. Taste: rich sweet fruity malts, ripe dark fruit, caramel, hint of smoke, some alcohol. Sweet finish with a slight hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to full body, sticky mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (335) - SPAIN - AUG 13, 2016
On tap at La Tape. Weak aroma, caramel and fruity. Taste is prune, ripe dark fruit, some alcohol and some fruity acidity. Medium creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - Pours deep amber-brown, white head. Sweet malty, earthy, caramel, raisins, hops, alcohol.


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