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RATINGS: 2453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4237) - 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.

4.1
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43533) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9993) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   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. Itís not very complex, but itís rich and round in character. Malts dominate with notes of caramel and dark bread. Lots of fruit aromas. Itís 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, itís 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2009
A hazy red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of caramel with chocolate and fruits like cherries, The taste is sweet moving over to bitter. There is chocolate. Itís dry and has some fruits. The aftertaste is dry bitter with a little sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dagimp (942) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 9/9/9 Pours a beautiful dark ruby with little head, turning to no head quickly. No lacing whatsoever. Aroma is of alcohol, plum and smoke. Taste is of burning, burning alcohol! Some other flavors are, dark fruit, smoke, pine (but not a hoppy pine really), slight bubblegum and dark malt. Mouthfeel is very substantial but itís a little too carbonated for my taste, just slightly so. Overall, this would be a great beer if it wasnít for the burning alcohol flavor which consumes the whole taste and turns it into cherry NyQuil. I really felt it on the way down. It isnít even that high an abv beer. Iím going to let a few of these sit for about six months and see if they mellow out. Update 12/27/10: Indeed this Bastard has mellowed out a lot. Much less alcohol a year and a third out. Plenty of peet, smoke and scotch. Still not my favorite but at least itís drinkable now.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
26th May 2008. Like an old aged ale. Lots of chocolately malt and a fair hop finish. Low carbonation and not much bitterness.


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