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RATINGS: 2076   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 ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ


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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beercam (14) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
toast, caramel, roasty, citrus, brown, clear, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, fizzy,


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Really nice caramel aroma, along with tight head and brown amber color. This tasted really malty but despite its malty sweetnes, which was wonderful, it finished nice and dry. Not cloying whatsoever. Perfect balance of this malt forward brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartholos (17) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from a shop in Sao Paulo. The dirty bastard is dark red brown colored with a smooth tan head. It is a very malty ale with caramel, toffee and smoke aroma as well as the expected alcohol and some roastiness. Sweet taste with some fruity-hoppiness in the finish. The body is strong and thick as it should be with a warm alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeffBucaneiros (12) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2014
Café, ótimo paladar, interessante, estilo bock com boa finalização espuma cremosa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stxoil (22) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours dark brown with decent head. At first didnít get a lot of flavor, but complexity started to show as beer warmed up a bit. Taste of raosted malts predominate. I didnít notice any smoke. Very enjoyable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
birdiecox12 (5) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
This beer had everything you want from a scotch ale. Think, smoky a bit of hops and a nice kick. Love it

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimsal27 (244) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Reddish brown with tan head. Soft aroma, sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, mild alcohol and no bitterness. Medium to full body. Very good but I get no hops and no smoke. Wonder if I got an old bottle. Feel like Iím drinking curmudgeon.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (583) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
Aroma and taste of butterscotch great example of tasty full flavoured malty goodness. Very nice smooth tasty beer. Deceptively smooth!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Smooth easy going Scottish ale. Nice spice, lots of malt and good alcohol balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whoisghost (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
Brown/deep red appearance with a light brown head. Smells of scotch, sweet toffee and malts. Tasting a very slight coffee with toffee and molasses. Thereís some spice in there with with a hint of gently burnt toffee. The sweetness and bitterness balance out really well - this is an extremely well rounded beer. Really dense mouth feel, gentle carbonation and beautiful lingering thick after feel. This is great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hank37 (61) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2014
Pure caramel and burnt sugar followed by spicy toffiness and a thick sugary hit with an even coating of the mouth both in flavour and bitterness. The 8% is hidden perfectly


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