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RATINGS: 2543   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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3.9
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber ruby with good off white head and lace diminishing. Big malty aroma, deep complexity, chocolate, burnt toffee, continental pils feel, a touch of peat, wheat and yeast character. Hops are about but overshadowed by a nice complex med malt aroma. Medium chewy body, good bitterness, big malty sweet burnt toffee caramel character finishing with a good peat malt character, toffee and munich malts. Hop character is present throughout. Again the peat lingers well on through the complex malt forward finish.


3.9
justkoehn (151) - 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 (4027) - 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 (370) - 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 (1367) - 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 (565) - 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 (1308) - 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.

4.5
Westy1130 (87) - 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.


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