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RATINGS: 2192   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”


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
everettvh (34) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle. A beautiful walnut brown pour with a decent tan head. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate with toffee and coffee. Peat, smoke, dark chocolate and roasted malt in the falvor, and some hoppiness. Good mouthfeel. Short finish. Excellent brew from the fine folks at Founders.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Hazy opaque red brown pour with a thin white head. Nutty malt aroma. Some roast as well. Bitter chocolate and caramel malt flavor with almost a smokiness and lots of bitter hops to finish. Very dry without any sweetness, but balanced. Alcohol lingers a bit on tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2008
12oz bottle: Pours cloudy brown with an orangish-tint. Slight to no-head. Sweet roasted aroma with hints of caramel and toffee. Lots of caramel and some smokiness initially. Finishes hoppy and slightly dry. Medium body and good carbonation...this beer is well balanced and goes down very smoothly. I’ll definitely pick this one up again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle acquired through Sparky27...ERIC, you da man!!! Butterscotch candy color with a nice 1/2 inch pale yellow head. Smell is quite sweet and sugary. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and even a touch of hops. Flavor is roasted malt and all of the flavors that accompany it...the mild citrus bite is evident in the finish. Syrupy and good...great on pancakes and waffles!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Pours a reddish brown in color. Theres a nice half inch of beige head sitting atop after the pour. It quickly recedes to a ring of froth. Smell is wonderful. Very incredible malts and a nice scotch like, peaty scent. Taste is more velvety smooth malt. Some toffee and some liquor like qualities. Very smooth with just a hint of hop bite at the end. Incredible beer. No hint of the ABV while drinking. I could drink this all the time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle. Hazy caramel color with a tan head. Toffee and caramel nose, toast, alcohol as it warms. Roasty malt flavor, brown sugar, tiny bit of smoke and chocolate. Light bitter hops. Slightly metallic finish. Easy drinking for ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a 2 finger light tan head and spotty lacing. Nose is caramel, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is smoke, roasted malt, caramelized sugar, bitter dark chocolate and some hoppy alcohol bite in the finish. Medium mouth feel. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1194) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2008
(bottle) I’ve had samples of this beer at tastings before, but didn’t rate it because I didn’t think I could give it an honest rating. Pours chestnut brown with a thin beige head and sticky lacing. The aroma is incredibly complex, with each sniff producing a new scent. Scents of chocolate, peat, banana, bubblegum, light mint, bread, vanilla, and some toasty malt as well. The aroma becomes increasingly peaty as the beer warms. The taste is very malty sweet with toffee, peat, chocolate, banana,and bread. The sweet flavors then switch to a smoky, lightly bitter finish that reminds me of some bittersweet dark chocolate. The palate is incredibly smooth and rich with a perfect amount of carbonation. I’m glad I bought a bottle of this, and could see myself purchasing more in the future.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2008
On tap at the crunkleton in chapel hill. Pours a dark brownish red with a small off-white head. Nose is sweet with a bit of chocolate, roast, coffee, toffee, hops, and a bit of peat. Flavor is similar with a bit of alcohol showing. This beer was nice but overall a bit too sweet for my tastes. Not a huge fan of the style to begin with.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Dense and breadlike, almost reminiscent of kvass. Wonderful notes of chocolate, coffee, and mocha dominate with a smooth, surprisingly short finish that leaves the palate with a distinctly anise flavor. Wonderful on a cool autumn evening!


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