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RATINGS: 2489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 aint fer the wee lads

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle in Beer Temple, Adam. Amber body with slight head. Malty nose and sticky head. Quite sweet with lots of caramel and malt taste. Sticky. With a smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2009
[email protected] Full, thick, syrupy. Thats what first comes to mind. Besides that rather bitter and malty. But the main thing with this beer is sweetness. Very sweet! Luckily the bitterness hides it a bit. Flavourful but not complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with thick tan head. Aroma of malt, some smoke. Body is thick and creamy. Taste of caramel malts, oak and spice, not too sweet. Very well balanced, finish and smooth and warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Wonderful sipping beer for fall. Dark in appearance, aroma, and taste--malty with enough hops for balance, resulting in a smoky flavor conveyed in a creamy thick palate. The greater than 8 percent ABV is well-hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5449) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Pours a clear reddish amber. Caramel malt, must grass, fruit, toffee, bread, and a bit of oak. Some bitter hops at the back. Nice beer well made, but Im not a big fan of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5206) - rdovre, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle.Dark brownish colour with small white head.Aroma is rosted and sweet malty,good powerfull mouthfeels and flavor of dried fruits,wood and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Nice color for scotch ale. It has a simple head and good carbonation. The aroma is the best attribute of the beer with the smell of Carmel, the smoked malts, and hops. This aroma creates the scotch smell. The finishing hops are excellent. It is very bitter, but well balanced. The overall beer trys to have a creamy texture like a Belhavens Scottish ale but I think the beer is too bit thick. It is a great sipping beer. I would not recommend drinking it fast. Very nice alcohol level. If you hold some beer on your tongue and behind you bottom teeth while breathing in, you get a nice spicy tingle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7965) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2009
(Bottle, Monks Caf, Wallingatan, Stockholm) Brown colour with brief, frothy, beige head. Malty nose with dark fruit, prunes, raisins, dark rye bread and caramel. Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, dark bread, raisins, wort, toasty caramel and spicy hops in a nicely balanced finish. Slightly more than medium body, smooth rounded mouthfeel. Lovely balance. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11960) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
clear amber/red, small white head. mild sweet malty red berries aroma. flavor is sweet malty, faint woody, sweet fruity, nice balance, swet barley wine type flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a medium brown with just the slightest tan head that is gone within about 45 seconds. My sample is an unapologetic ode to all things malt. The aroma brings a malt aroma that, if one closes his eyes, leads him to think that he is in the boiling room of Briess. Almost doppelbock-like notes of Munich come through. Some middle crystal notes are also noticeable, giving a strong scent of caramel and toffee. The malt character found in the palate nearly penetrates to the soul. Rich toffee comes through first, almost as if they had bought a palate of hard-tack caramels, and then dumped them into the boil. Again, Crystal 60 thru 80 seems to evidence itself here. Interestingly (and slightly out of style), there is a moderate hop bitterness that runs through the mid-palate to the finish. While it is surprising, I think it is quite pleasant, and helps the beer from being cloying. The finish is a balance between sweet and bitter, and lasts forever. Overall, one of the best Scotch ales Ive had.


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