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RATINGS: 2300   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”


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2009
rich red pour with a quickly diminishing offwhite head, great lacing...nose is of sweet dried fruits... flavor is malty, sweetness, and a lingering hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Had this awhile back and don’t remember specifics, but a nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12oz bottle from Archer. Brown color with some red highlights and a small head. Malty aroma with caramel and sweet dried fruit that gets brighter as the beer warms up. The flavor is much of the same, with dried fruit and caramel, but with a surprising amount of hop flavor and bitterness that is just a bit musty and dull. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. Nice overall, but the hops just didn’t work very well for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Not sure if this is courtesy photomike or SamGamgee. Pours a ruddy rusty brown with a pinkish ecru head. Smokey aroma with some acidity, dark bready malts, light prunes, scotch. Flavor is light on peat but still with a nice smoked character. Dark breads make up the heft of the beer with accents of prunes and alcohol. Some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Nice medium full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outtacontrol62 (1) - Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2009 does not count
A dark copper/red ale with just a hint of tan head, leaves nice lace. Aroma is very malty with a whiff of the alcohol breaking through. All of that malt in the aroma comes through in the flavor, along with an unexpected shot of hop bitterness in the finish. A nice take on the style and sure to be a regular in my fridge from now on!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours a hazy copper color with nice layer of offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits and some boozy ruminess to it. Flavor is nice strong caramel sweetness mixed with sweet dark fruit flavors. Reminds me of some raspberry caramel chocolates I’ve had before. Finish is bitter, dry and roasty with a hint of boozy warmth. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark, hazy reddish brown. RUST is the color. Aroma is sweet malt. The flavor is smooth, sweet malt, sugar, and a touch of alcohol.

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.


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