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RATINGS: 2301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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”


MAFountain's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAFountain (19) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2012
12 oz bottle to a pint glass. Aromas of caramel, burnt toffee, dark fruits. Appearance, very little lacing, a small cream-tan head, the body has a dark amber color, with a faint Burgundy hue. The taste is sweet, plum, fig, toffee, and alcohol. The feel on the palate is a medium-carbonation, slightly oily, and dry. Overall, this may be my favourite year round release from any brewery. I’m not a huge Scotch Ale fan even, so, that speaks to how great of a beer this is. It’s very balanced, yet, complex.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Ruprai, Birmingham. Really well balanced and tasty beer. Red brun coleur. Sticky gobfeel. Beguiling, growing taste: rich choc grain, with warming faintly burnt cereal hops. Hangs together great. Classy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (393) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours out a murky brown/maroon with very little head. Aroma is fruits with a little coffee. The two most prominent flavors are fruit and dark chocolate which bring to mind fancy liqueur chocolates. There’s a strong roasted presence as well as some brown sugar sweetness. Thick mouthfeel with active bubbles. Bottled Nov 2014, enjoyed August 2015.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (653) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of malty toffee, earth, fruits, raisins and toffee (yeah twice!). Taste is thick and thoughts go to syrup. Sweet brown sugar, dark bread, christmas fruits, toffee, heavy malts. Awesome!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
I am not a huge fan of Scotch so it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that I am not a fan of this at all. If you are not a fan of scotch you should totally avoid this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gonzin (26) - ARGENTINA - AUG 27, 2015
Probada el Trinity Place Bar, New York. Cerveza oscura, suave. Predominan su sabor a café y especialmente a chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (300) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
12/08/2015 - 33cl bottle @Erwin’s platform on the Schelde. Thanks for sharing. Great evening Dark brown colour with small tanned head. Fruity, chocolate, coffee in the nose. Taste is coffee, chocolate, caramel, nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (23) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Simply great! Nutty, caramel. Pours a dark black. VERY Smooth. Now one of my favorites! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1688) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
Bottled. Pours dark brown with a big brown head. Smells a lot of dark chocolate, nutty roasted malt, a bit smoky and candy. Tastes dark chocolate, nutty, candy malt with a smoky mild bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pistacho (54) - SPAIN - AUG 22, 2015
On tap at La Tape. Grainy aroma, and then grains, and grains, and grains. Tastes grainy again with some bitter almonds notes. Fruity in the end. Easy one for 8,5%!!. I have enjoyed it. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (526) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma of dried fruits, fruits, caramel and some roasted notes. Deer amber with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a very good Scotch Ale, really rich and deep flavour with some warming alcohol in the back. Enjoyable.


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