Serve in Thistle


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2061   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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”

Handle's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handle (10) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Slight taste of fig and raisins. Definitely a burnt caramel aftertaste. Pallate is a little week though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (369) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker-like glass. The aroma is raisin, fig, cherry, caramel, and bread. It pours an oily looking, raisin brown.The head is tan in color and sudsy, but reduces down to a clear, clean surface, clean ring, and clean glass. The taste is a good balance between medium sweet and medium bitter. The oily texture has a medium high body, and a light, small bubble carbonation. The finish has flavors of coffee, fig, cherry, chocolate, caramel, toast, and cookies. The aftertaste is relatively clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (106) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy mahogany liquid. Small tan head. Full body, light carbonation. Caramel aroma. Bitter aftertaste. Medium sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcduck56 (1) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Pours clean with a caramel chocolate aroma and a rich red/brown hue. Slightly hazy on the pour but quickly clears. The taste mirrors the aroma with rich caramel and light chocolate flavors which have a fruity finish due to the high alcohol level. Full body and thick with average carbonation and a long finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mareglia (14) - - AUG 16, 2014
Love this one. Very beautiful red-caramel color in glass with beige head. Aroma of caramel and maybe cherry or fig. Tastes like malt, burnt caramel. Very drinkable. A favorite and staple in our house.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (83) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. This beer is absolutely great, taste is amazing and I'd drink it quite a bit. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Founders. Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma and taste are caramel, malts, and is very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msdrbeat (47) - - AUG 10, 2014
Strong. Very strong flavor accompanies by deep color and a nice off white head when poured. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (68) - - AUG 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours a deep rich caramel color with little head. Aroma is rich caramel, toffee, and of course a scotch. Flavor is tofee, vanilla, caramel, bready maltiness. Slightly bitter finish along with a smoke and oakiness. Warm sort of booziness but pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
berntholer (850) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
slight yellow head, fades with with some lacing. dark brown colour. aroma is caramel, sweet, oxidized, barleywine like, dried fruits, raisins, boozy, figs. taste like aroma but finish is bitter and ends very wry like from burnt raisins (krenten) or burnt sugar. quite dense and viscous pour, soft carbonation. the aftertaste spoiled it for me, pitty. bottle 35.5cl

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teemoney (46) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Disclaimer: I really like Scotch Ales. Poured from bottle into shaker. Dark, translucent amber, with thin white head that diminishes immediately. Smell is packed with sweet malts and caramel, bursting out of the bottle as soon as its opened. Taste is more sweet malts, with a very slight boozy finish. Feel is nice and smooth. Overall, I really like this beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 207

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50