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RATINGS: 2546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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”

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4.1
shawnmurphy (339) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours clear dark amber-ruby with thick tan whipped cream head. Aroma: molasses, brown sugar. Flavor: all of the above with figs, chocolate, smoked peat. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, somewhat creamy.

4.5
Westy1130 (88) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2017
On tap at "The Good Life" Massapequa Park. Dark murky brown color with a boozy and earthy aroma. Taste: plums, apricots, molasses, bourbon vanilla and oak. Pretty much a toned-down version of Backwoods Bastard.

3.3
WABeerFiend (413) - - MAY 8, 2017
Bottled 02.24.17. A: Super malty. Lots of brown sugar. A: Fluffy off white head. Nearly opaque dark red body. T: Brown sugar with a bit of smoke and slight bitterness on the back end. P: Silky smooth. O: It’s not the most flavorful, but it’s balanced.

3.8
NordicV (2332) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2017
Brun öl med mörkbeige skum. Doft av russin och mörk kola. Mörkt sött bröd och mörk kola i smaken.

3.7
MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, ruby brown colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Slightly syrupy nutty malty aroma with notes of caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, vanilla and a touch of alcohol. Sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied with a smooth, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Initially dark and nutty malt with notes of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and drying herbal-spicy hops kicking in from the middle part, lingering into the balanced dark malty and hop bitter finish with a whiff of smoke, vanilla and a warming alcoholic strength. Pleasant. 25.IV.17

3.7
labeerinthum (834) - Milano, ITALY - APR 22, 2017
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso si spiaggia su orzo tostato. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma persistente ha una buona tenuta e appena aperta la bottiglia la schiuma di colore marrone chiaro esce da sola. La grandezza delle poche bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione è nella norma. L’aspetto del liquido è velato. Il colore è marrone chiaro. La carbonazione è persistente. Il corpo è strutturato non pesante. La struttura è cremosa. Il dolce è medio in buon equilibrio con l’amaro medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Il finale è lungo, pulito e complesso. Il retrogusto è intenso. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello, miele, nocciola, pane tostato e alcol presente.

3.6
meccahh69lol (194) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2017
Pours a thick ruby brown red with a rich malty bready aroma. The taste is full roasty malts with a smoky aftertaste and that classic syrupy scotch ale mouthfeel. Definitely not a session beer or one I would want on the reg, this one lives up to its name; it is nasty and coarse (in good ways) and effective. Overall, another winner from Founders, even if the style isn’t a favorite of mine. Good for mixing up the tahini in more ways than one before a big Seder party!

3.9
balloonbuffoon (269) - - APR 12, 2017
12floz bottle (BOD 02.17.2017) purchased as a single for $1.50 (also have had prior). The label contains a slightly different commercial description ("seven varieties of imported malts" not "ten"). It is indeed dark ruby in color and possesses a foaming beige head. Notes of raisin and alcohol are noticeable aromas present. Another fine offering by the Founders brewery. Full in body and rich maltiness consists of fig and peat flavors. Good cold and at warmer temperatures. Hops are present to let you know that this is an Americanized Scottish ale.

4
westknife (107) - New York City, New York, USA - APR 12, 2017
It’s pretty good, too much alcohol, great if you want to get drunk but doesn’t taste as good

4.4
randy1969 (41) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2017
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 Strong, but very drinkable. Dark red color. Aroma of hops and some fruit. Smooth and creamy with the flavor of dark chocolate and a little bit of bitterness. Well balanced beer


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