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RATINGS: 2453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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”

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
epruittftw (39) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (360) - - 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.

   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1962) - 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.

   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

   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

   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).

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stevendoel (35) - 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

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