May 02, 2007

Dirty Bastard. Yea, I'm talking to you!

Since this weekend is Cinco de Mayo, I decided to go with an ethnic styled beer. No, itís not Mexican, every Mexican beer I found Iíve tried and sucks. If any of you bring up Corona, just shut up now. Any beer you have to add fruit to it in order to make it drinkable is not a good beer. Please Corona is the Keystone Light of Mexican beer. Why do you think they pawn it off on us Americans? Nope, this weekís beer is Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale by Founders Brewery.

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This beer came in a squat 12 ounce bottle The label had a plaid background with a white line drawing of a pissed off Highlander and the name of the beer on it. The neck label says, ďAuch! Yehíve nary had such a bonnie taste of heavín since pulliní yer mouth off yer mammyís teet. With more highland bitties, and flavours than yer grandmammyís haggis, Dirty Bastard Ale ainít fer the wee lads. And if itís too strong fer yer silk-weariní, poodle-walkiní arse. Then itís back to the lock with you, Nessy!Ē (That is EXACTLY how it is on the label. I think we may have found the official beer of Miasmatic Review.

When poured in the glass there is a nice thick tan head that very slowly dissipates. It leaves a nice lacing on the glass, and by the time you finish, there is still about an eighth inch head. The color is of a dark brown with ruby tints. Itís a clear beer, with no floating bits, but is thick enough that light has difficulty passing through.

The scent is a mix of sweet fruits and toasted malts. There is a toffee undertone, but a definite hint of Scotch that wafts to the nose. The scent is very pleasing. The taste is a glorious combination of beer and Scotch. There is a scotch like smoked peat flavor. You can almost taste a good oak charcoal to it. With a chocolate accent and touch of good roasted malts it brings a wonderful finish to the beer. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, but fades quickly.

Dirty Bastard Ale is a full-bodied beer. There is a nice creaminess to it. The carbonation is at a good level. Itís not biting on the tongue, but keeps the beer drinkable.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Ktreva told me I should get it because she felt it fit my perfectly, Auch, back to the loch with you, Nessy! I found this to be a good combination beer. A mix of scotch and beer that is just too good to pass up. Iím giving this beer a 7 out of 10.

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