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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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”


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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Clear dark mahogany with good, creamy, tan head / Sweet, rich nose of toffee, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet & syrupy but with excellent hopping, and good bitterness, and some heat, on the long finish / Rich, complex flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, nut, and peet / One of the greats.

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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stevendoel (34) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013
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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 21, 2014
Dark murky amber brown. Minimal tan head. Bourbon, roasty, chocolate, coffee, resin, dough, leather, smoke, woody notes. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. WOW first experience with the good old Dirty Bastard. What a beer! Had a great time rating this one! Not my favorite of artwork, but very interesting.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (156) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 L’aroma è sicuramente il suo punto forte: deciso, complesso e avvolgeste! I suoi 50 IBU non si sentono, coperti da un corpo strutturato e ricco di sapori, dove emergono il maltato, il caramello, il biscottato e il tostato. Un eccellente esempio di Scotch Ale.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (174) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle into a pint glass. pours a deep ruby, with a small tan head which quickly fades. Good lacing. Nose is malt and peat smoke. Taste is wonderfully complex, with a slightly sweet, smoky, malty flavor which deepens as it warms. The reference standard for Scotch ales. Outstanding.


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