RateBeer
overall
98
98
style
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2030   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.7
   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


3.9
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (312) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitehotg8 (37) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (64) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle (12oz): Very dark amber. Very small head. Somewhat sweet. A little burnt. Overall very nice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (115) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pfeezor (39) - - JUL 6, 2014
Why do I need 75 characters? Why? Why? Why do I need 75 characters? Why? Why? Why do I need 75 characters? Why? Why? Why do I need 75 characters? Why? Why? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (941) - 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.

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kzoocraft_12 (2) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Great taste! Perfect balance of hops and flavor. First beer I had at Founders. Definitely recommend!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 203


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50