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RATINGS: 1948   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”


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2007
This is what an American Scotch style Ale should taste like AMERICAN This is one of the best scotch ales iv’e had smooth - malty - a hint of hops and bitterness great beer

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
ABV: 8.3% RateBeer rating: 94 Calories: estimated at 175 C Volume: 12 fl oz. Glass: thistle, shaker Purchased at: Canal’s Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ (Thanks, Mike!) Price: $1.89 Consumed at: home Tanka: Chocolate surprise mellow red white wisps deep cocoa and caramel long bitter and burnt chocolate on whole wheat toast when can I have another? aroma 10 out of 10 visuals 4 out of 5 taste 10 out of 10 palate 5 out of 5 overall 18 out of 20

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
Very malty scotch-style ale with a medium brown to amber hue. I love the body on this beer, it has a bit of thickness to it. Very smooth on the palate with a nice aroma. If you do not like malty, thicker brews, you probably would not like this. Found all over, if a pub has this beer available, I will default to it if there are no other beers of interest available (malty, darks, stouts, porters, or browns). This could be an everyday beer for me (if I drank everyday).

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zak187 (4) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2010 does not count
Lovely, rich and smooth. Smells like a strong brown ale, with a flirty burnt malt addition. It goes smooth and clean with a harsh aftertaste that gives the dirty bastard its name.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
magicalpoet (23) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
This is such a good beer. The malt character is perfect, and the peat notes are very subtle and don’t overpower the hop favors. Even the alcohol is subdued by the flavor--you’d never know it is over 8%! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonhall (57) - - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Currently my favorite drink. My introduction to wee heavy / scotch ale and I compare others to this.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oginme (35) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Medium-dark reddish brown in color, very clear, light head, diminishing quickly, good lacing. Odor is malty with peat/smoke/raisiny notes. Also a hint of herbal/grass notes. Taste is initially sweet on the tongue, with caramel, dark fruit (raisin), mild roast finish with peat/smoke aftertaste. Full to medium body, good mouth feel. Full mouth sensation from beginning to end! Excellent Scotch Ale!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 A dark brown beer that has a "dirty" scotch flavor. Smooth, not bitter. Has strong flavor and is very delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skitrickster (1) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013 does not count
I loved this beer, I’m a fan of brown ales and only wished this one was a just a little darker.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stevendoel (9) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
Great color and nose. Classic Scotch Ale taste with a little bit of chocolate in the finish. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10


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