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RATINGS: 2545   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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3.6
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a thick dark amber-copper pour and color with light sediment and a smallish foamy white head that had short retention, modest cling, and average lacing. The aroma featured floral and fruity hops notes along with some caramel malt and sugar, and touches of pine, grain, and a smoky effect. It was a bitter-sour grainy and fruity blend in taste with an undertone of lightly sweet caramel malt. The body was very thick and full mouthfeel with low-to-average carbonation and a wet character.


4
VDuquerroux (1647) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A very dark brown sparkling beer with a medium off-white head ; medium retention, average lacing. Caramel, roast, licorice, dried fruits. Medium round sweet warming, light to medium dry bitter. Good body, light to medium oily texture, soft carbonation, sweet caramel warming dry lasting finish. Overall, very good, great !

4.1
Shot (520) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours a luminous ruby brown with a large sticky beige head that dissipates to a clumpy film. Substantial lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel malt, a bit of toffee and dark fruit. Flavors are toffee, dark fruit, cocoa, toasted bread, earthy hops and bit of smokiness. Rich and full bodied. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Somewhat peppery mouthfeel, but otherwise, creamy. Wonderfully complex. There’s nothing to complain about with this one.

3.9
justkoehn (152) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Unique smokey peat aroma with caramel and malt taste and finishes with a kick of hoppy bitterness. One of the best scotch ales.

4.4
ShivanDragon (4086) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
flesje van de Bierkoning Amsterdam, schenkt bruin met zacht bruine lichte kraag, aroma van mout , caramel, rozijn, donker fruit vijg en dadels. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet caramel, vijg/dadels, mout, erg goede zachte donkere fruiten, volle body, erg goed in zijn stijl.

3.7
DonGregorio (375) - POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle. Clear red, copper colour, rocky tan head with great duration and lacing. Aroma of caramel, bread, raisin, with notes of plum. Taste is medium sweet and medium- bitter, caramel, bread, raisin, light smoke, dried fruits, plum. Bitter finish with notes of burnt caramel, dark fruits. Medium+ body, soft to average carbonation. Quite rich and tasty.

3.5
ianwelby (1369) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2017
On tap at Hippo Glasgow. Dark red/brown beer, off-white head. Light malty, fruit scent. Taste is rich malt, apple, citrus, dried fruit, toffee. Light, tangy aftertaste that gets a bit sickly as you go through it. The taste of alcohol is more than I’d like but otherwise it’s nice.

4.1
ricke49 (31) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Not many 12 oz bottles can be pleasurably consumed over a one-hour period. Dirty Bastard though was made for such a session. Complex, hearty, delicious & with enough bitterness to keep things interesting.

3.8
wlf (567) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2017
Black with big brownish head; aroma is fruity with chocolate, plums, some spiciness and a sweet malty note; taste is medium to very sweet, chocolate, coffee, herbal and spicy medium bitter finish; texture is big and creamy with medium carbonation

3.6
biir (1317) - Berlin, - MAY 20, 2017
Tap @ Handgemacht - clear brownred color, beige head. taste is dark malts, chocolate, sherry, raisins, medium dry finish. very round, alcohol perfectly hidden. great one.

4.1
shawnmurphy (330) - 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.


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