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RATINGS: 2029   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Pours like an ale from the tap, but tastes almost creamy, like a stout, on the palate with the distinct taste of peat. Finishes with the bitterness of hops. Very unique beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Dark ruby, hazy, with almost no head, slight ring. Peaty grass, earthy brown sugar aroma. Brown sugar dark fruit mild peat and grass flavor with mild underlying bitterness and some lingering fruity sweetness. Medium-full body and too little carbo. Something happened that killed the carbo on this. Too bad. Otherwise an excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2008
20080830 12oz bottle RB Spirits. Cola brown with lasting tan head. Aroma is earthy, dirty, mulch...okay peat. It’s a bit of a turnoff but it’s rated highly enough I fiugured I should give it a shot. Sweet with sticky malts, chocolate notes, more detritus. Pretty hot. Meh...I could do without scotch ales.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle poured into glass; Pours out dark, thick, with very minimal head that lasts throughout the beers entirety. I get a strong sense of caramel malt from the beers aroma. Flavor of malted caramel with a little toffee. Finishes bitter with a very nice hint of scotch. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2008
[Bottle] shared by lawstudent09. Pours amber/copper with a smallish tan head. Aroma is malty and raisiny, and the flavor matches.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
I was expecting something a little bolder from a beer named Dirty Bastard. Moderately sweet upfront, with a dry, lingering finish, and a hint of warmth and smokiness closing the show. Not as complex as I was hoping for. Less sweet than the Duck Rabbit Scotch Ale, but not as rich. Good but not upper echelon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Rough. I have never had a Scotch Ale quite this burly before. Almost a tartness to the charcoal and peat that is likely a result of the too-bright red color. Lacks the velvety texture usually found.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Dark amber color with a big tan head. Aromas of malts, caramel, surprisingly strong on the hops, and whiff of woody scotch. Flavor is pretty similar. Again, a surprising amount of hops. I thought the scotch flavor left me with a very dry mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Shared with the boys for Cellar Reduction #3. Well masked abv. Malty biscuit aroma and flavor with alcohol flavors. Massively malty and good for style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Dark golden amber, thin white head. Tastes stronger malts, good touch of bitter hops. Notes of the booziness. Not a huge fan of this beer type.


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