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RATINGS: 2435   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Big time malty beer with some hop taste coming through in the finish. Somewhat of a dry finish as well. It hides the 8.3% very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Drank from a pint class from the tap at Rattle N Hum. Sweet, carmely, just a bit of roasted flavor and a nice lasting finish. Just a great beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Cola colored pour in the glass. Very sweet resin and spruce nose and taste. Rated 8/27/08

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2010
this stuff is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, goood

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 On tap at the 2010 Microfest in St. Louis. Pours a ruby red color with a substantial off white head that diminishes but remains. Taste is sweet roasted malt, and an earthy smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2010
Bottled 355ml. Ordered from bierkompass.de. Malt accented, fruity with a strong alcohol presence. Not the best example of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
Very malty scotch-style ale with a medium brown to amber hue. I love the body on this beer, it has a bit of thickness to it. Very smooth on the palate with a nice aroma. If you do not like malty, thicker brews, you probably would not like this. Found all over, if a pub has this beer available, I will default to it if there are no other beers of interest available (malty, darks, stouts, porters, or browns). This could be an everyday beer for me (if I drank everyday).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - APR 28, 2010
Bottle. Dark ruby with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt, alcohol and hint of hops. The flavour is very malty with sweet caramel, smoke, notes of liquorice and bitterness. Smooth and medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2010
Pours a deep ruby red color with a thin head that gathers on the edges. In the nose there is caramel, bread, smoke, pine and light alcohol. The palate is medium in body, softly carbonated with a long finish. The taste is lightly sweet with malt and finishes dry and leafy with a touch of alcohol. This beer is nicely balanced, not overly sweet, complex and rewarding sip after sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
thanks to thenewguy for sharing! Hints of smoke and molasses with vanilla and hints of roasted malts. Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin white head that dissipates. Tobacco with molasses and caramel with an earthy bitterness, very malty with earthy grassy hop notes. Very nice Scotch Ale.

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