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RATINGS: 2127   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”


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2008
[Bottle] shared by lawstudent09. Pours amber/copper with a smallish tan head. Aroma is malty and raisiny, and the flavor matches.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
A decent brew...Pour is a cloudy, hazy, brown red that has almost no head. Aroma is faint in fruits and citrus hops. Pretty pleasant. Flavor is malty, caramel and lightly hopped. Palate is kinda sweet but smooth and a bitter finish. Not bad but nothing great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Now that I think about it, this was probably the first craft beer I ever had. I remember one of my bandmembers brought this stuff home, just based on it’s name, and we all hated it. Now after a year of trying new beers, and being turned on to craft brews, I decided to buy another six pack. Well it’s amazing how much change can happen to your palate in a year. This stuff is epic. It pours a very dark reddish brown, and has a small beige head. It’s aroma is strong, with hints of caramel, and apricot. The flavor is deep as well with hints of raisin and licorice. Very good brew from a very good brewer. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2008
bottle. has a smokey chocolate aroma. pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. has a bitter chocolate taste with a hint of coffee. very good aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3509) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours a dark ruby color with a nice tan head. Thick malty and slightly smoky aroma. It is a nice and creamy beer with coffee at the finish and loads of roasted malts in between. It has a sort of burnt flavor to it, but not in excess. Alcohol content is covered up really well. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours a ruby brown body with a tan head. Big malty beer sweet with caramel malt and raisins. Some etoh warming, with a nice smokiness. Lightly hopped and sweet the whole way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CoachJT (35) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
12 oz bottle pour. Nice amber color with a light head. Smoky, almost peaty aroma. Very malty flavor with a hint of smokiness. Fantastic brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3808) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2008 12 oz. Clear, dark brown with a thin head that tries to last and leaves some spotty lace. Aroma of earthy caramel and light smoke. Flavors of toffee, metallic brown sugar, toast, nuts, light candied apple and earthy smoke. Near-medium body is mostly smooth, a little to the dry side, and lightly warming on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Bottle. Dark mahogany color, with a thin light tan head. Sweet woody,earthy aroma.Taste changes as it warmes,Caramel,smoke,sweet fruit "like peeches" and a hint of grain. Smooth mouthfeel,nice lacing, sometimes I get a little boozy hint on the finish,but in a good way. Very Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Cloudy reddish amber with little to no head. The nose is all malty, smoky and sweet with just a hint of hops. A lot of flavor going on. Sweet toffee, smoke, nuts, bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice hop bitterness on the finish. Covers the entire mouth and the finish stays with you. Nice beer.


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