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RATINGS: 2470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle. Itís an unclear, copper-colored beer topped by a small, beige head. Malty, peated nose with caramel and dried fruits, a touch of alcohol blends in, and thereís also some chocolate and dms. The flavor is sweet, with a good bitterness, as well as chocolate, peat, alcohol and some dried fruits. Peppery notes too. Full-bodied and warming. Hop-bitter finish with dried fruits, caramel, some dried fruits, peaty notes and sugary sweetness. The first sips of this beer was a bit disappointing, but then it turned out to be a beer thatís really tasteful, pleasant and good for an hour of joy. 101006

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown with a 1/2 finger white head which dissipates quickly. Smell: Caramel malt with chocolate, dried fruit and a hint of alcohol. Taste: Caramel and chocolate malt up front followed by a faint hoppy bitterness in the middle then a complex array of malt flavors that I canít quite describe at the finish. Alcohol flavor comes through at the end. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter but not overly so. Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Good drinkability. This isnít a beer thatís meant to be sessioned. Drink a couple slowly throughout the evening. Overall: Very solid Wee Heavy. Founders puts out a good product and this is another fine example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%, 50 IBUs. Dark reddish brown colour, big to moderate beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, peat smoke and over-ripe red berries, also vinous notes with hints of oak. The flavour has loads of malty sweetness and caramel, peat and oak, with a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2010
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a snifter and the small head dissipated almost immediately. As it vanished, it left behind a thick yeasty aroma with hints of prune. This evoked a Belgian-style quadrupel ale, as did the beerís ruby-russet color. Despite these hints of the abbey, the beer drank fairly American, especially in its dry finish that transformed the stone fruit to black grapes. Overall, I think itís safe to conclude that they know what theyíre doing up in Grand Rapids.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2010
12 fl oz bottle@Bar&Cigar, Oslo. A low beige head upon a slighly unclear, deep mahogny colored body. Strong malt aroma. Sweet, rich and grainy, almost like an American style BW. Notes of ripe fruits and caramel, and a vague smell of wood and peat. Strong malt body. Medium sweet and grainy with faint pepper and ash, and a note of rum&raisin. Fruit notes too. Distinct bitternes, earth and spice. Well-bodied and quite thick in the mouth. A complex and tasty beer, very likeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 190910. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt with alcohol note. Flavor with fruit and some caramel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Very solid offering from Founders. Definitely has a raisin-like undertone. Didnít get any skunk in the flavor, but wonderfully complex. Makes me happy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 16, 2010. Glowing, translucent brown body with a fine light-brown head. Aroma is... at first hard to describe, but very good - great, even. Malty, but lightly and sweet. It has a really wet mouth feel. Flavor isnít all that - itís actually very, very light and smooth and very punchy on the palate. There is some aluminum-like bitterness in the back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 Aromas of alcohol, toffee, and bread. Color is a cloudy dark red with a nice tan head. A really nice looking beer. Taste is very malty...complex with alcohol noted up front, and cocoa and toffee coming in later on. A dense palate with a heavy body. Very nice long finish that keeps changing. This is a very nice, complex brew. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Prune and plumb notes. Heavy bitter very nice flavor. Long spicey great finish. Creamy palate. Really nice beer.

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