RateBeer
overall
98
98
style
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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”


djmcfar's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Dark red and brown color - short creamy head - mild aroma - slightly smokey and coffee flavor. Smooth finish for a Scottish Ale. I gave it extra points for the alcohol content because it is hard to believe that it is 8.3 ABV for such a smooth Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from Ridgewood. Aroma: Caramel, dried fruit such as prunes, delicious. Appearance: Orange with a small white-ish head. Flavor: Same, with some licorice in the back which I wasn’t a super big fan of (sue me, I don’t like licorice.) Semi-easy to drink, there is a bit a balance but it is a bit sweet. It tastes sweeter than you’d expect for the APV. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4135) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015
Deep brown looks. Dank, resin, cereal, hay,dried fruit. Nice brew, very full body and lost if interesting layered aromas. Very high quality stuff! (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (405) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
It’s not been a great night for beer tasting. I wanted to cross off "English Pale Ale" from my list of styles, so chose a pale ale from England which was labelled as an English Pale Ale, but was actually categorised as an ESB. I’ve had a Cornish bitter which was pretty dreadful. Was hoping this was a "Scottish Ale" but again missed the nuance and it is a "Scotch Ale." So much for being a completist! However ... this is great. Lovely rich brown colour, rich and full bodied. Complex - there is dried fruit, brown bread, plum, dark treacle. The alcohol isn’t hidden but it doesn’t dominate in a harsh way. Big beer. The night is getting better. And we won the cricket!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Chestnut color , nice beige head. Malt , caramel , raisins in aroma. Rich , malty taste with fruity notes. Moderate bitterness in warming finish. Good , classic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (832) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2015
Very dark ruby colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of reisins, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, slight tart note, very well balanced. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Very nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1665) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from the Lincoln Beer Festival. Deep ruby colour with a tan head. Dark fruity aroma, taste is toffee sweet. May be just a touch to sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1489) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2015
From bottle. (aged). Pours unclear mahogany with a beige head. Aroma of ripe plums, caramel, butterscotch, some plums, figs and nice sweet malts in general. Taste is sweet but with some bitterness as well. Bitter nuts, caramel, ripe sweet fruits and some weak sweet esters. Ends with a weak almost vinous note at the end. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (364) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle, deep brown beer, a little almond colored froth. Aroma is malt an caramel, raisin, faint vanilla. Taste is caramely malt, raisin and dark fruit, faint coffee, cola, some clove even. Finish even has a bit of anise. Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation subdued. This is super. If all scotch ales were this good it might be my favorite style!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1614) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours ruby dark with a light tan head. Dark fruit, whisky, toffee. Good stuff

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1567) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle @ Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen 150513. Roasted malty, fruity and caramely, dried fruits, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and caramely.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 225


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50