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RATINGS: 2368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KegOstertag (92) - - JAN 25, 2013
Drank in pilsner poured from 12 oz bottle. Smells more like rye beer than the red rey from founders. Can smell the alcohol. Appearance- dark auburn color with no carbonation or head. Taste - lots of yeast and malt flavors. Almost like beer drenched bread. Its ok. Not my favorite beer. Somewhat like an amber ale. Palate- poor mouthfeel. Get the heat and barf flavor. Not a fan. Overall- its ok. Will not drink again but still better than expected from a scotch drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngunity (96) - - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours with plenty of short lasting head. Quite boozy with malty caramel toffee. Too much alchohol for my liking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Splitenz (343) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016
Earthy and complex. Old world laid down fruits, dark caramel and prunes. A wonderful experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (20) - - FEB 9, 2016
Caramel, roasty, alcohol, notes of chocolate, dark brown with red reflections, minimal and not persistant head, taste of tofee, dark fruits, medium sweetness bitter final with alcohol and warming sensation, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation...i want to taste another example of this style..maybe skull splitter..but good, i really appreciate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (394) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Amber / brown color, hazy liquid and small head. Aroma of caramel and old wood. Taste is sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Taste in glass from hand pump with almonds. Slight tan head. Dark Amber. No real aroma to me. Smooth tasting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Poured reddish brown, with a light brown head and some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, alcohol and caramel. Taste of dark fruit, malts, booze and caramel. Enjoyable, interesting, quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mduspara (25) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle 0,355. Dark ruby with a thick tan foam. Malty with aroma of raisin, toffe and wood. Medium full body with taste of caramel, chocolate and prune. Real delight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (433) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
35cl bottle. Clear dark ruby pour with a very small tan lacing. Smells of caramel and bourbon. Super smooth mouthfeel. Tastes like bourbon, caramel, toffee, very well balanced. An excellent scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (21) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2016
There’s just something about good Scotch ales...the caramelly toffee flavor, the smooth maltyness that fills your mouth, and the smokey, alcohol-tinged finish. This is definitely a good Scotch ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
craven5000 (116) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Massive and lingering light brown head under a extremely dark Amber body. Slick and smooth but not thick. Sweet with some alcohol bite at the end.

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