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RATINGS: 2229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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”


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours a perfect ruby red with little head which disipates immediately. Aroma has a mild malt caramel up front with little scotch on the end. Taste is a very malty caramel up front with some alcohol presence towards the end. An overall medium to heavy mouthfeel for a scotch ale. Nice beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Danyel (1307) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap at Apex. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of raisin, dark fruits, minty. Taste is herbaceous, full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, not very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (72) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Smells sweet and reminds me of homebrew. Dark brown with a little red in color. Small white head, not a lot of carbonation. Malty taste with some noticeable roasted malt flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (343) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
bottle. Deep red with off white head. Ripe fruit aroma, caramel malts, alcohol. Sweet flavour of malt, alcohol

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours copperish brown with thin head and modest aroma: hint of chocolate. Rich body from the many malt varieties. Meal in a bottle!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1360) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
A dark reddish brown coloured der with a frothy tan coloured head. A strong rich aroma, raisiny fruit, vanilla spice and woody, with an alcoholic background. Medium mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, with all the richness, fruity, coffee, dark caramel vanilla and woody with a hint of smokiness, then a mildly sour alcoholic taste that refreshes the richness, leaving a well balanced but full finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (340) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Good taste of barley sugar and toffee. Hint of cocoa. Small astringency by alcohol. Tasty and long bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head and substantial lacing. Sweet aroma of peat with cherry notes. Sweet, rich malt, like toast, upfront. Smoke and some plum notes. Some fruit, plum and cherry, along with some bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is substantial but not heavy, just short of chewy. Some warming alcohol throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (402) - - APR 22, 2015
Surprised to the upside by this. I’ve had some off-tasting scotch ales in the past but this one is good. Quite sweet like a barley wine but not overpoweringly so. Lots of dried fruit, caramel and peat in the malt. Decent bitterness from the hops too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (530) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Big yeast aroma with some cocoa tossed in. Appearance- Pours a yellow brown with a small, light brown head. Taste- A good hop grain mix, tastes good Palate- a heavy bodied moderate carbonation beer. Overall- A really good scotch ale, this may be one of my favorites of that style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (94) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma: caramel, raisin, Appearance: ruby-amber, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious.


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