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RATINGS: 2030   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours transparently; body of volcanic, glowing burgundy with wispy lacing. Aroma of burly pit fruits and strawberry candies; a pure and decadent but still soft note of scotch whiskey dripping with peat smoke and pillowy tobacco character. So rich, generous, and simple. Flavor is not especially dark but very deep, giving hints of peat, charred raisins, and raspberries to speckle the body of viscous maple, dark honey, scotch, and milk chocolate. A tower of carefully polished malt complexity. Medium to full palate is luxuriously silky with a distant sparkle of carbonation; finish is semisweet chocolate and caramel before turning tannic and bitter like a blend of a muscley shiraz and dry citrusy hops. First rate example; just immaculately made.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
idbowman82 (62) - Painesville, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2008
A fine example of scotch ale. Strong, complex, but clean. The pour is a deep amber with very little head. The aroma is intense--caramel, hops, and smoke. The flavor follow suit, with a very noteable earthiness and an apparent, but not overpowering sweetness. Finished bitter and quite clean. Excellent, excellent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4783) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2008
Powerful roasted malt jumps out at in the first sip. It is also full of dark fruit, coffee, smoke, and a hint of tart hop as a nice undertone. This is a complex and thoroughly enjoyable beer. You have got to love the attitude!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artistsatwork (25) - USA - APR 8, 2008
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. Sneaky at 8.5% ABV. Tasty with a andouille sausage and greens dinner. Shared a bottle with a neighbor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
From the tap poured dark brown with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with not a lot of head. The aroma malty, very malty. The flavor was sweet malty caramel with some dry hopped smoke added. Overall, this beer was ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
From Bottle @ The Drafting Room. Poured dark caramel. Light brown fizzy head. Aroma of grass. Flavor sweet caramel, roasty, and grassy. Nice sugar cane lingering aftertaste. Smooth mouth feel. Medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuzz (748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Tasting at Three Cellars Milwaukee. Reddish brown with a thin head, caramelized malty flavors, rich, earthy, somewhat sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2008
At Three Cellars tasting Founder’s Brewery night. Reddish brown with a thin head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty taste to go with dry hop finish. A little on the sweet side but still pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Caramelized malt aromas. Amber brown colors. Good bitter caramelized malty flavors, rich, earthy, somewhat sweet to balance. Fairly strong and solid palate. Bittersweet duration with a woody finish. Good.


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