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RATINGS: 2283   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Muddy brown, cinnamon aroma, great sweetness. More spice, dirty spice and earth. Did someone say spice?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of sweet malt, some spice, some fruity hints. Tastes of toffee, dark fruit, some bread pudding. Well rounded.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
bottle thanks to dmschefke. poured a deep amber with a beige head and spotted lacing. aroma of caramel malt, plum, and raisin. flavor was caramel, plum, raisin, and some alcohol. medium body with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Pours a hazy ruby with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bread, and dark fruit. Flavor sweet malt, nuttiness, light fruit, and a bit of bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2009
1/2 a shared 12oz. Pours a murky dark brown with abundant haze. Nose is sweet, dark malt with some slight bourbon notes, and some faint dark, dried fruits. Taste is smooth and creamy, dark malts, undertones of bourbon/scotch, and the taste of dry, dark fruits (fig, plum, etc) comes through slightly in the background. Alcohol is not overpowering, and finish is rewarding. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice complex palate going on. WoW! This one is a Winner!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tedovertu (287) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Malty caramel and toffee in the aroma. Extremely small off white head that is fully diminishing. Murky dark amber/brown color. Sweet initial flavor ending in a moderately bitter back end. Dry texture with an extremely flat carbonation. Was expecting a little more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a mahogany brown body with a reddish tint to it. Finger-width, brownish beige, creamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of sticky lacing. Aroma has barley wine style sweet fruity toffees with a nice earthy hop blend. Some deeper caramels, berries, prunes, citrus, a touch of roast, a just a hint of sweet scotchy booze. Flavor is sweet, malty caramels and more fruity toffees. Citrusy, berry, and pruney earthy bitterness goes nicely with the malts. A touch of smokey roast towards the finish as well as a sweet booze keeping this similar to a barley wine. Finishes semi-dry with a moderate duration of everything. Full bodied with a really nice, rounded sweetness and balancing hops/roasty smoke. Overall, a very tasty beer. I like the barley wine qualities a lot in this one. Solid stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3267) - Montana, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours copperry red with little to no head. Smells light citrus. Stunning complex flavor, hops are blended well and not overpowering. First scotch ale for me and will not be the last!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1662) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
(bottle) clear reddish brown colour; virtually no head; aroma of mats, molasses, fruit; taste of malts, bit of alcohol; light initial sweet tones giving way to a moderately bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (548) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2009
(bottle) Dark chestnut brown ale with disappearing tan head. Aroma of crystallized malt sugars, strong ripe berries. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, caramel, nuts; earthy, fruity but not so much as the aroma. Medium to full bodied, sticky.


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