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RATINGS: 2135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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”


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fellebag (873) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle 33cl at Colletts. Disappearing white layer. Hazy grey black. Aroma is berries, raisins, prunes, leather, meat. Taste is sweet of meat and berries.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (121) - SINGAPORE - NOV 15, 2014
355ml bottle at the Tipping Point Brewing Co on Wyndham Street in Hong Kong. Poured into a tulip glass. Dark red/brown in colour with a very small tan coloured head which quickly disappears. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma, caramel malt and plum. Heavy body, taste of caramel, fruits, chocolate and a little coffee. A chewy mouthfeel. A beer with a lot going on, and a lot going for it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
355 ml, bottled. Aroma: Bready malt, Taste: Medium+ sweet, some bitterness. Malty flavours, raisins. Slight acidity. Licorice. Palate: Medium body, avg co2. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1143) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2014
Ruby red beer, tan head, filmy retention, spotty lacing. Nose is fruity caramel with malt and sweet notes. Flavor is toasty malt, caramel, nutty notes, almost sticky sweetness, hoppy-fruity medium bitter finish. Lingering alcohol, caramel and hops, some bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (748) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2014
355 ml bottle
Ruby red to mahogany brown colored lear beer with beige head. Aroma has bready malts, slight peat, earthiness, herbs, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor has malts, herbs, dark fruits, raisin, toffee and coffee. Palate is full with heavy carbonation, slightly foamy. Finish has heavy bitterness. Aftertaste has alcohol, herbs, coffee acidicy and toffee sweetness. Decent for slow sipping, but I don’t find it that enjoyable. Reminds me of a doppelbock.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (164) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle into a pint glass. pours a deep ruby, with a small tan head which quickly fades. Good lacing. Nose is malt and peat smoke. Taste is wonderfully complex, with a slightly sweet, smoky, malty flavor which deepens as it warms. The reference standard for Scotch ales. Outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (39) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Fantastisk sötmaltig med all tänkbar mörk choklad, fudge & grejer som en Ben & jerrys glass. Man känner väl av alkoholens sötma. Men alkoholen blir inte stickig utan balanserad jämt ut. Tyvärr är min sorry bastard lagrad så de 50 IBU's har nog gjort sitt. Man märker att det är en Scotch Ale, en riktigt bra sådan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (302) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy light brown brew with a small reddish head with moderate retention, aroma is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with caramel, tofee and earthy hops, robust bodied, smooth, flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a bittersweet finish and a medium aftertaste, good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (139) - - NOV 7, 2014
Appearance is deep brown with ruby red highlights and minimal off white foam cap. Aroma is rich, peat and smoked malt. Taste is rich caramel and roast malt, with hints of whiskey and vanilla. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a slight creaminess, low carbonation, and hint of alcohol warmth. Finishes a little dry and sticky on the tongue with a bit of roasted malt

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2035) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Hazy rusty orange with small, fine khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet rich caramel malt with a little plum and cherry. Taste of sweet rich caramel malt, a light spiciness, raisins, plums, alcohol, nuts and just a hint of wood. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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