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RATINGS: 1953   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”

richc83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle into a chalice.... Pours very dark with a big head... Smells of coffee chocolate and a slight citrus finish....tastes sweeter than expected ....slight bitterness going down...decent amount of lacing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (106) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2014
Awesome scotch ale.....bought this one because of the name...it is fantastic....chocolate coffee and berries?....somehow there is 8.7% alcohol...but it is hidden very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (198) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Pours a rich dark red with a thin smooth beige head. Aroma of dark fruits. Body is refreshingly medium and very smooth in carbonation. Flavour is bitter and creamy malt. Finish is silky and bitter. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stevesie (295) - - APR 22, 2014
From bottle. Pours a dark red with minimal tan head. Sweet nose with cherry and a hint of alcohol. Very clean for a Scotch ale with subtle hints of peat and smoke. Big finish with some hops coming through. Seem to get something new with each sip. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (97) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
Cervesa amb molt bon color i aroma correcte, el gust és bastant acaramelat. Cerveza con muy buen color y aroma correcto, el gusto es bastante acaramelado.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NicolasGalli (19) - - APR 21, 2014
Dark murky amber brown. Minimal tan head. Bourbon, roasty, chocolate, coffee, resin, dough, leather, smoke, woody notes. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. WOW first experience with the good old Dirty Bastard. What a beer! Had a great time rating this one! Not my favorite of artwork, but very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atomjack9 (15) - - APR 19, 2014
Caramel, chocolate, toasty, roasty and coffee-ey all in one malt! fairly lively carbination, beautiful dark brown and cherry color. subtle hops and notes of dark cherry, coffee, and very dark chocolate most prevalent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Clear red pour with a thin head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is sweet, hints of roast & sugar. Medium mouth. Taste is sugary with some alcohol notes present. Grain and slightly smokey. Leaves a sweet aftertaste that hangs around for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared with S&G. APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: sweet, caramel, some alcohol. TASTE: sweet, alcohol, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (405) - ROMANIA - APR 15, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours clear, intense, red-brown with a very tiny head. Moderate malty aroma, sweet, caramel. Flavor is light whiskey but without the alchool, caramel, moderate to heavy sweet,creamy, sticky, light alchool in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at CBC, April 8 2014.
Clear dark brown color, yellow head. Malty, sweet scent. Malty, apple, tart taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Pith aftertaste.

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