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RATINGS: 2061   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”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours clear copper brown with a bubbly beige head. Tastes like roasted malt, booze, nutty, light dryness and light astringency. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, nutty, roasted malt, dry toast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours clear dark amber with ruby highlights and creamy beige head. Aroma is bready and cookie malts, caramel, fig, dates, light berries, and faint floral notes. Flavor is malty with some caramel sweetness, light woody notes, light hop bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
uhljoseph (65) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
A very drinkable scotch ale. Strong notes of caramel and scotch. Would highly recommend it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (354) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Mahogany pour with a very small head. Very malty, with raisin and toffee, oaky notes and a touch of peat and chocolate. Very rich and complex, nice full mouthfeel, well balanced. A great scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitehotg8 (41) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
It is ruby indeed. Great color and sticking head. It smells of sweet malt and mild roasty grains. Palate is lingering and boozy, but not overpowering. The abv WILL sneak up on you... get your money’s worth though! A solid malty style from my favorite brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsnicholas (110) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Bottle (12oz): Very dark amber. Very small head. Somewhat sweet. A little burnt. Overall very nice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone Updated rating from 3.9 to 4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
An extremely rich brew that I had in bottle at Porterhouse in Dublin. Pours a dark muddy brown with a finger of dense beige head. The aroma is rich and malty with caramel and toffee notes in abundance. A bit sweet in the middle with light caramel apple flavours and hints of spice and earthy characters. The finish is heavy and rich with some boozy warmth as though aluding to its scotch namesake. Overall the best scotch ale Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle pour. Bottled but 3 weeks ago in Grand Rapids, where this was opened. Pours a deep brown/caramel color with a small head. This is peat, malt and smoke. A beer that would go down a treat with a whiskey chaser. All the typical characteristics of a Scotch ale but ramped up to a bold finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (981) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at Malarkey’s in Lake of the Ozarks. Aroma is quite restrained - perhaps it is too cold and we will see if it opens up a bit. Beautiful copper-mahogany with light tan head that webs down the glass and leaves a dusting across the top with a full collar. Taste is rich caramel with overt chocolate and slightly smoky on the backend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mack5511 (1) - Clearwater, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
Very nice dark amber, decent head and carmel flavor. Very drinkable and not a heavy hops taste.

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