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RATINGS: 2250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonLaRue (39) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Beer starts with light notes carmels and coffee. Then moves to bitter chocolates. Its light and balanced. Kudos!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Porterguy41 (19) - - JAN 6, 2012
I have not had many scotch ales, however it was my first. Vary deep amber color, no head and a vary strong alcohol smell, over all great ale.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eldenegro (3) - Arenys de Munt, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
Una cerveza estilo "ale" muy lograda. Muchisima carga de malta, se nota en toda su intensidad. Un gran descubrimiento

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GMF555 (4) - - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
First scotch style Ale Iíve ever had. Iím mostly a whiskey drinker and donít drink much craft beer. That said, this one had great body heavy caramel up front and a whiskey like finish. I like it alot. Hiccup.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnkuka (3) - valparaiso, USA - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
Wow. All the malt you can handle. Let this bad boy warm in your hand and enjoy the ride.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (1456) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Aromas of caramel, peat, cocoa, subtle booze, and hints of hops. Appearance is ruby-brown with very little head. Taste is somewhat sweet, lightly bitter, and lightly boozy. A rich, full-bodied beer, with moderate carbonation and a long warming finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
WOW!! I love this beer. It pours really easy. Not much head and it dissipates quickly. Clear brown color and the taste is amazing. I get the scotch right away and it makes me happy. The finish is just a tiny bit funky, but I attribute that to my lack of appreciation of ales in general. This beer just makes me happy. Also, try this one if you like bourbon barrel beers!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
epruittftw (27) - fort worth, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
One of the best scotch ales i have had. Malty, full body, but very smooth, you will not realize it is 8+%. Gets better as it warms a bit.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (206) - - FEB 3, 2014
January12, 2014. 355mL bottle from LCBO at Queens Quay and Yonge. Caramel and toffee flavour, with a toffee aroma. Mild hops, very balanced and smooth. Very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
birdiecox12 (5) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
This beer had everything you want from a scotch ale. Think, smoky a bit of hops and a nice kick. Love it


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