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RATINGS: 2486   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, - NOV 11, 2006
A light, orange colour with a scent of dried fruits and a smokey aftertaste, generally a nice beer and if available around my parts, a deffinate buy.


3.9
ekstedt (6929) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2017
Can (355 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear dark chestnut, medium beige head. Bready, nutty, fudgy, caramelly malt aroma, a touch of maizena, piney hops. Full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium to high bitterness.

4
roldano (149) - - SEP 17, 2017
Espuma marrón, que permanece como una fina capa, color marrón oscuro casi negro, aoma tostado y dulce en nariz, sabor con notas dulces y final con toques amargos

3.7
larsniclas (7144) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2017
Canned from Systembolaget Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma with fudge and brown sugar. Sweet flavour with some tar and dark toffee. Medium, dry bitterness.

3.8
SvanteL (590) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2017
Mörkt rubinfärgad med beiget medelstort skum. Maltig doft med torkad frukt, röda mörka frukter, pomerans, aningen rök. Komplex smak med söt maltighet, torkad frukt, knäck, pomerans, marmeladtoner, aningen rökighet och en fyllig beska som balanserar upp sötman, aningen alkoholhetta. Fyllig munkänsla. Mycket god att sippa på.

3.4
Stew41 (2055) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 12, 2017
Big full bodied style but very well executed and never strays from an appropriate stylistic line. I’ve only had the core range from Founders but I get the sense the brewery knows how to make a modern beer AND respect tradition at the same time. Some bourbon and coke, as expected, and rich, but never stupid which is a good effort given the 8.5%. Not sure many Scotch Ales get over this number? Some fizz to finish which takes the edge off the sweetness.

3.7
EerieDrinks (242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2017
3 finger beige head. Very dark brown coloured beer.

Aroma is alcohol drenched raisins, caramel, dates, slight pine and smoked charcuterie. Quite vinous too.

Taste is dates, soil, caramel, big whisky smokeyness, raisins and a slight metallic note at the back, that doesn't stop it from being good but rather hinders it from being better.

Mouthfeel is rich and a bit dry. Medium bitterness and lightly carbonated. Could definitely use more of a punch though, it feels too gentle, even though that adds to the pleasant smoothness this beer has.

Overall: Like I have previously mentioned, Founders can do no wrong. Or hasn't yet, in any case. This is not the most exciting beer I have had but it's simply a very pleasing beer to sip. You get a hint of the alcoholic smokeyness but any actual alcohol taste is barely there, which makes this very drinkable. I'm glad this is one of the regulars at the Swedish monopoly now, especially since winter is coming.

5
ChrisTheTank (1) - - SEP 7, 2017 does not count
Amazing beer. Great rich and dark malty flavor. Medium to heavy body with a dark chocolate finish. Low carbonation. One of my favorite beers.

3.5
OminouSC2 (794) - Mora, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2017
Mahogany color, small brown head. Sweet aromas of malt, caramel, dried fruit, candy sugar, marmalade and plums. Sweet taste with dried figs, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol and plums.

3.6
TychoJames (1375) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2017
Burk systembolaget. Svartbrun vätska. Doft av fudge, trä och äpple. Kärv smak av rostad malt, knäck, torkad frukt och lite rök. Krafull beska med lätt avslutning

3.7
geolgau (357) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - SEP 4, 2017
Scotch, figs and dates, sweet woody notes. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter, following the nose. Caramel, scotch, stale yellow grass. Somehow stale finish, lacking in this department.


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