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RATINGS: 2463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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”


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
On tap at urge. 1 of 8 on tap. Dark red-brown with mocha petri head. Nose light sweet of dark fruit and smooth malt. Taste is high and quick. Light compared to curmudgeon. Sharp dark malty tart. Clean quick finish. Bit of roastiness out back, buit not for long.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1168) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 30, 2016
the aroma of caramel, red wine, raisin, brown chocolate, toffee and robust... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of sweet wine, dark fruits, milk chocolate, brown sugar, toffee and some spices... bright hopping... sweet, bitter, dry and warming aftertaste...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (159) - RUSSIA - SEP 29, 2016
Хороший напиток, сильный приятны& винный аромат, мощный вкус с горечью, карамел& во вкусе, согрева& продолж& послевк& Срок годност& до 06.02.17. (Bottle 0,355/ 8,5%)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Caramel, toffee, clove, ripe dark fruits. Molasses, soft carbonation, oily mouth feel. Roasted nuts, dark chocolate, slight bitterness, peaty dryness & hint of smoke. (bottled 07/06/16)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2468) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2016
Can from Tanakaya. Pours a deep reddish brown with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Lots of toasted caramel, roasted malt and peat on the nose with a touch of vanilla. More roasted malt and peat on the palate with quite a bit of hoppy bitterness. Not my thing, but it accomplishes what it sets out to do. Well-made.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (992) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 Bottle at home. Chestnut-ruby colour, hazy, beige foamy head. Really malty with caramel, raisins, herbal, clove, cough syrup, porto/red vinous, nuts, quite alcoholic, bitter finish: complex altogether. Aftertaste?s nice. Firm body, oily to sticky mouthfeel, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1218) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016

0.355 bottle.
A clear, brown color with a crimson tinge to it and a medium, cream-colored head. Aroma of very rich malts, caramel, wood, and butter. Taste is sweet, nutty, very malty, leathery, and a tad fruity. A full body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is more alcoholic than the rest and introduces some bitter notes but otherwise remains roughly the same. Overall it is a good beer, it struggles to keep its alcohol under control towards the end but that could be expected of a scotch ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (168) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2016
Una scotch ale hecha y derecha. De color ámbar cobrizo, corona de espuma color marfil de buena retención, con burbujas compactas. En el aroma el dulzor destaca, notas a caramelo, toffee y algo de nueces. En boca nuevamente el caramelo y toffee destaca, el amargor ligero alto no astringente, con un retrogusto ligeramente dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (56) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with dried fruits. Taste is dry honey melon with malts, raisins and bit of booze. Aftertaste is sweet alcohol. Palate is dry, medium bodied with long finish. Not your average ale, but nice and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Nice thick mouthfeel. Great malt profile, sweet yet balanced. Very nice and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (309) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
Red amber with beige head and a rich malty note. Sweetness in nose and taste with rich round notes. Palate leaves a little short but almost oily and with distinctive malty notes.


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