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RATINGS: 2366   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2009
12 oz bottle, Waldo’s, Kalamazoo. Dark red-brown colour, tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, nuts, some roastiness. Flavour of roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Well drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, brown sugar, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, pepper and light earthiness with a smooth warming lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle 0,355ltr: Hazy dark brown brew from Michican, with an dark fruit, caramel taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2009
12oz bottle brought down by inlaws from Andersons in Toledo. Red brown pour with a smallish off-white head and some spotty stick. Aromas of caramelized sugar, earthy roasted malts and a light bourbon vibe. Full toffee malt and dried fruit taste. Little to no carbonation on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2009
355 ml bottle. Hazy dark mahogany. Medium-sized thick creamy light beige head that clings to the glass. Feels thick and rich. Carbonation level is fairly low and the beer has high viscosity. Rich caramel flavours with toffee and chocolate. Thick and oily texture. Notes of paper and candy sugar. Sweet, but not really that sweet given the otherwise rich and viscous beer. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
Clear medium to dark red brown orange color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, hay, caramel, overripped fruit, burnt brown sugar, smoke - vomiting notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, and malt dusty. Body is medium full to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091020]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 On tap. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma was full of sweet grains with a bit of darkness and toffee underlying. Flavor begins with sweet grains and toffee and has some dark bread in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured a hazy dark red with a nice tan head. Aroma is nice, toffee, dried fruits, some roasted nuts and maybe some brown sugar. Flavor is full and smooth. Malty, a bit sweet (but I like that), caramel, toffee and fruit. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2009
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy mahogany colour with a small creamy off-white head. Fat and rich malt aroma of fudge, peat, burnt caramel and butter. Full-bodied with notes of burnt caramel, fudge, licorice, peat caramalized sugar and grass with touches of peppery alcohol. Long chewy and malty finish of fudge, peat, prunes, caramel and black pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2009
Dark amber with a small off-white head that settles fast. Minimal lacings. The smell is malty with notes of caramel, toffee and vanilla. Quite a lot of fruity notes reminiscent of fruit candy. The taste is very balanced. It’s not very complex, but it’s rich and round in character. Malts dominate with notes of caramel and dark bread. Lots of fruit aromas. It’s fairly sweet, but nowhere near cloying. Notes of leafy hops and vanilla. The finish is somewhat bitter with notes of leafy hops, malts and subtle alcohol. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Very easy to drink. A balanced and tasty beer. Despite the sweet and malty character, it’s very easy to drink. I like the subtle complementary hop notes and how they add a little something to the overall character. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

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