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RATINGS: 2150   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


SCHIENKE's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SCHIENKE (9) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Great beer from a great brewery. This is a great beer and it does have a slightly smoky taste. Great scotch ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJack (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle pour, deep amber with small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of Pilsner malts and yeast. Taste is boozy with light malt taste, and plenty of hop bitterness. Not enough sweet to balance the gravity and bitterness. I'd consider this just an average strong ale. ---Rated whilst imbibing

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjmoen (73) - - DEC 23, 2014
pours a clear dark ruby color with tan head. Toffee and bread flavors with some raisin

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (186) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear deep red mahogany, almost no head, lacing or retention. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and nuts. Taste is malty sweet and nice bitter hop balance. Full bodied, faint carbonation, chewy mouth feel. Finishes complex with notes of smoky malts, dates, plum, anise, earthy bitter herbs and slight alcohol. Excellent example of the style. Good ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (27) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Dark red ale draft poured with ample head. A taste of molases that has a slight burnt taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Deep red brown pour with a nice lasting off white head. Aroma is nutty, molasses, and toast with a hint of peat. Taste follows but has an odd sharpness in the finish. Sweet and malty. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzbart (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
A very good scotch ale. Medium body and creamy. Grassy and leafy hops sit on bready, cracker maltiness. Some peat, not real sweet, nutty, alcohol is mostly hidden and faint raisin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (70) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Tawny to dark brown in colour with a small head with no retention, heavy complex aroma roasted malts, caramel and grains, hints of herbs and grass, boozy flavour, heavy on roasted malts and caramel, warming sensation average carbonation yet lively in the mouth, slick, Pow what an experience great ale.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (401) - Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2014
A nice strong ale that doesnít totally taste of alcohol. Bitter and peaty for sure. Mildly sweet and nutty. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (874) - CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy brown with a small head. Dried fruits, caramel, liquorice, toffee. Sweet. Has alcohol note which I disliked. Canít say Iím thrilled with this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1000) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a mahogany-ruby red with one finger tan head which fades to pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, sweet malts, smoke, bread pudding, toasted bread, butterscotch, and brown sugar. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with the addition of some light grassy and piney hops. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, complex, well balanced scotch ale that is overly sweet like a lot of beer is the style.


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