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RATINGS: 1946   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”


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Can’t seem to get out of the party store without taking a 6 pack of this beer with me. It’s nice, warming with a bit of a carmally sweetness. Nice representation of my favorite style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
pours dark brown/red with small creamy head. smokey, earthy flavors and some dark fruits. very nice creamy feel...it’s a wee heavie and I like it IN MY BELLY!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Extremely dark ruby color. Fairly nice malt nose. Really complex hints of peat and smoke on the palate, with additional notes of caramel, toffee and fruit as well. Very nice body. Nice flavor. A very nice beer. I would love to buy this beer in a 6’er.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to BillVanE. Poured a dark black thin like water. Aroma of malt and jack danials. Taste is smooth and frothy has a coffe hint to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Very Dark red almost black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is malts, caramel, and a grain aspect to it. Almost candy like in the aroma. Very smooth caramel malt taste, but the graininess is subdued in the taste but brings something subtle nuances into the mix. Palate is short, somewhat lively and carbonated, and light. Overall, Very nice Scotch ale better than most of the Wee Heavies. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Founders has been a mixed bag with me. I have had some good beers from them, and some pretty awful ones as well. This one is a winner. It pours a lovely dark brown color and smells like a delicious malty beverage. Palate is nice and full, and the flavor is awesome: Lots of smoke and roasted malts. The smoke is definitely there, but it’s far from over powering. I detect some brown sugar and fruits too -- maybe some raisin -- hard to tell. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (636) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Dark brown/amber in color. Poured a big cream colored head, very frothy that slowly diminished and created a nice lacing. Very very sweet & sour aroma. Flavor was rich and malty to start with some roasty, smoky notes with shots of sweetness. Alcohol appeared as it warmed & pinched the back of the the throat just slightly. Excellent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2007
bottle - Pours dark ruby with a half inch head of thick foam that left some decent lacing. The aroma is all malt and dark fruit tones. Strong malt and fruit notes are balanced by a significant hops kick that comes through more in this full bodied brew’s finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
bottle. murky amber color. aroma is barky. taste of wood and barly winy. dark fruits. raisons. quite strong alcohollic. lots of power.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle from Sprinkle. Dark maroonish/brown color upon pouring. Aroma is burnt and malty. Some raisins and a woody scotch character. Bitter malty flavorings. Pretty nice bitterness from the hops as well. A little bit of everything in there. Strong malts and hops. Alcohol is well hidden.


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