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RATINGS: 2444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUN 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Tastes like carmalized brown sugar mixed into a hoppy raspberry plum sauce. The hops make it a very american take on a scotch ale, but if you like hops then what is the problem with that? One of my favorite session beers, which speaks to how little the 8.5% comes through...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (676) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 28, 2016
Ambar avermelhado/marrom translúcido, espuma marrom claro de boa formação e persistência, linda. Caramelo e maltado intensos e nítidos, vanilla, leve amadeirado. No paladar aparece mais o amargor do lúpulo dividindo espaço com o dulçor caramelado. Corpo e carbonatação de média intensidade, bem dosados. Final tem um pouco de madeira, defumado residual, toffe queimado, licor de cacau. Álcool fica mais nítido com aumento da temperatura, mas bem inserido.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (254) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2016
A very smoky, brisk taste with a small bite. Pine, caramel and the slightest taste of hops. A smooth beer, pleasant to drink!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclefrito62 (56) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2016
12 oz. can at the house. What a wonderful beer. Smoky and caramel are the aromas of this dark deep rich beer. Thin beige head, this thicker beer is complex with malt, caramel and a sweetness to it. Over all just Outstanding! Makings of a great winter warmer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
josanguapo (995) - SPAIN - JUL 27, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Playing Grim Fandango Remastered. Standard interpretation of the style. Nothing bad in it but there are better, cheaper and more easily accessible interpretations of that style, like the Gordon’s one

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1493) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2016
Poured a deep coppery-brown with a slight translucence and an orangey-tan dense foam head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma of sweet rich malty caramels and alcohol. Taste initially with slightly roasted malts, very sweet toffee/caramel malts and sweet dark fruits; low bitterness; alcohol throughout taste profile masks other flavours. Medium body. Smooth, soft, clean, slightly creamy and a bit syrupy but too much alcohol on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1569) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 16, 2016
W aromacie słodycz, karmel, tostowość, masa rodzynek, szlachetnego utlenienia w stronę sherry. W smaku podobnie, bardziej tostowe niż karmelowe, słodkie suszone owoce przełamane naprawdę potężną, ale krótką goryczką o lekko ziemistym, przypalonym tostowym charakterze. Wzorowo ukryty alkohol, pije się bardzo łatwo. Świetne!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moderrnlifeiswar (26) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2016
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (790) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark ruby color with light brown head. Aroma has caramel, toffee, ripe fruits and raisins. Taste is malty sweet with long fruity and a bit bitter aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, toffee, raisins, butter and oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (526) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Hazy brown color with off-white head. Aroma is smokey, like also the flauvour. Medium sweet. Some warming alcohol, but it fits fine for this beer, so it’s not disturbing. Recommendable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MNAle (114) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Dark fruit aroma with a bit of spice, roasty and sweet. Dark brown / ruby color, with some haziness. Visible carbonation. Tall tan creamy head, receding slowly. Nice lacing down the glass. Thick and smooth feel. Initial taste follows the aroma... lots of malty complexity, a little sweet, with dark fruits. The finish has the bittering hops assert themselves into the aftertaste, which seem a bit overdone or overhopped for a scotch ale.


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