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RATINGS: 2245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small, lasting tan head. Nice, pervasive aromas of clover honey and caramel. Has a wonderfully thick, mouth feel. Strong tastes of sweet malt, caramel, allspice, and vanilla. Lighter on the hops, but enough to balance the sweetness well. Finishes with a nice bitterness and a sweet alcohol burn--comparable to the taste of scotch. I love it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Dark amber with with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and hops and overripe fruits. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits, hops and pine. Finished bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown and amber with a small off-white head. Roasted caramel malty aroma with a distinct fruity hops note, light wooden. Fruity, light metallic, roasted caramel and prune flavoured. Growing bitterness into a overripe fruity flavoured finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2009
Nice deep red colour with a small off-white head that leaves some great lazing on my tulip. Aroma is subtile malty with notes of carmelized sugar, malty fruit and some yeast. Flavour is similar but more with a fairly big fruity, sweet malt flavour hitting you right away. The brew finishes sweet and malty with candy like fruit notes and some almost burnt sugar alongside a good back bitterness. The body is smooth and fairly full.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6937) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
12 oz bottle thanks to kryptic. Pours a awesome ruby color with a thick beige head and lots of lacing. The aroma is pure Scotch Ale; rich fruity malts, dusty and full with some caramel as well. A sweet fruity flavor with loads of dry dustiness, light caramel and smoky berries. Very nice and drinkable. A good bit of alcohol warmth in the flavor- which is fine with me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2009
rich red pour with a quickly diminishing offwhite head, great lacing...nose is of sweet dried fruits... flavor is malty, sweetness, and a lingering hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Had this awhile back and donít remember specifics, but a nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12oz bottle from Archer. Brown color with some red highlights and a small head. Malty aroma with caramel and sweet dried fruit that gets brighter as the beer warms up. The flavor is much of the same, with dried fruit and caramel, but with a surprising amount of hop flavor and bitterness that is just a bit musty and dull. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. Nice overall, but the hops just didnít work very well for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Not sure if this is courtesy photomike or SamGamgee. Pours a ruddy rusty brown with a pinkish ecru head. Smokey aroma with some acidity, dark bready malts, light prunes, scotch. Flavor is light on peat but still with a nice smoked character. Dark breads make up the heft of the beer with accents of prunes and alcohol. Some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Nice medium full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outtacontrol62 (1) - Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2009 does not count
A dark copper/red ale with just a hint of tan head, leaves nice lace. Aroma is very malty with a whiff of the alcohol breaking through. All of that malt in the aroma comes through in the flavor, along with an unexpected shot of hop bitterness in the finish. A nice take on the style and sure to be a regular in my fridge from now on!


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