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RATINGS: 2027   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”


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a nice brown color with off-white head. Sweetness, bourbon, caramel malt, and earth on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with an earthy tone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (84) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
This is the beer that originally turned me on to craft beer. Probably the best scotch ale I have had. Not too sweet like many other scotch ales. The hops still come through with some peat in the aftertaste. Great beer, easy to find, not too expensive. This is one of my go-to beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap in a tulip glass at Republic Uptown. An unbelievable $3 value. Dark amber color with a white head. A surprisingly easy to drink scotch ale. Aroma is sugar-filled and malty. A balanced flavor profile with a pleasant finish. Malty, caramel, and some bitter notes. Biscuity comes to mind. A good one if you?re looking for a scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iRavali (28) - Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2014
You can definitely tell that it's a scotch ale. Dark, bold, hoppy with a full finish this is a keeper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartzMimic (70) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a dark cherry red from the bottle with a bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Nice aroma of caramel, malt and dark fruit. Tastes of toffee, chocolate malt and a nice balance of cherry and plum. A good bit of booze to boot. Medium mouth with good carbonation. This is one of the better wee heavies that I’ve had. So much flavor, and everything blends together so, so well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Hotel glass From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz. Price: $2.59 Purchased: May 15, 2014 Consumed: May 15, 2014 Misc.: Bottled Feb. 23, 2014 Poured a caramel, red, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head that dissipated pretty quickly. Average-to-above average foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average-to-minimal lacing on the top. Smelled red amber malts, boozy, caramel, toffee, dark apple, dark fruits, dark berries, raspberry iced tea and candied sugar. Tasted completely different than the smell. Got light butterscotch, caramel, toffee, candied sugars, booziness, roasty nuts and dark fruits. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Just a really good beer. Smooth and tasty. I’d try it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - MAY 20, 2014
Medium body, dark amber. Aroma of caramel with a hint of barrel wood and alcohol. Taste of caramel, some alcohol, a tiny hint of flowers. Lasting aftertaste and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
From a bottle at Zeebra II. Beautiful appearnce, with a deep red ruby colour on the body, very clear, a small off-white head on top, with good retention for its size and light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, with prunes and raisins, caramel, sweet malts, sugar. Taste also of dark fruits, strong prunes taste, raisins, toffee, moderate bitter, some caramel too. Medium thin body, good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (726) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Clear dark ruby color with small off white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, toffee, dark fruits and faint smoke. Taste of malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and very faint peat. Full bodied, nice carbonation, a little cloying by the end of the bottle, good beer.


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