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RATINGS: 2300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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”


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4230) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2008 12 oz. Clear, dark brown with a thin head that tries to last and leaves some spotty lace. Aroma of earthy caramel and light smoke. Flavors of toffee, metallic brown sugar, toast, nuts, light candied apple and earthy smoke. Near-medium body is mostly smooth, a little to the dry side, and lightly warming on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Bottle. Dark mahogany color, with a thin light tan head. Sweet woody,earthy aroma.Taste changes as it warmes,Caramel,smoke,sweet fruit "like peeches" and a hint of grain. Smooth mouthfeel,nice lacing, sometimes I get a little boozy hint on the finish,but in a good way. Very Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Cloudy reddish amber with little to no head. The nose is all malty, smoky and sweet with just a hint of hops. A lot of flavor going on. Sweet toffee, smoke, nuts, bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice hop bitterness on the finish. Covers the entire mouth and the finish stays with you. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2008
(Bottle, thanks to hopscotch) Pours cloudy, deep reddish brown with nougat colored head. The aroma is rather fruity, hoppy and berry-like with notes of resin, soap, strawberries, oranges, apricots and pineapples alongside malty tones of caramel, toffee, nuts as well as light hints of cookies and milk chocolate. Light smoky and earthy. Bit brown sugary. Some alcohol. The flavour is robust malty with notes of caramel and cookie alongside well balanced tones of fruits and hops. Light smoky, resiny, citric, soapy and earthy. The mouthfeel is soft, almost velvety with a light sticky touch. The finish is peppery and a bit numbing. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle poured into glass; Pours out dark, thick, with very minimal head that lasts throughout the beers entirety. I get a strong sense of caramel malt from the beers aroma. Flavor of malted caramel with a little toffee. Finishes bitter with a very nice hint of scotch. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Draft from the Federal. Deep, hazy amber pour... dark but nice orange/brown color; lovely light yellow/tan head. Creamy and thick on top of the beer with good lacing throughout. Great balance of hops and malt throughout. Caramel, toffee, and bitter hops on the nose. Definitely more malt up front. A little bit of peat and not as much smoke or peat as I hoped, but a vague spiciness, possibly from the hops. Good crisp bitter finish. Remembered liking this more last time I had it. Still, quite solid, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (491) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2008
bottle. a nice tasting ale. great flavor and some kick - rudy/amber color with a smooth finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Draft at Flying Saucer. Cloudy, mostly opaque beer, like a hazy maple syrup. Sweet boozy nose with some nice nuttiness and a lot of malt. Really complex flavors of caramel, toffee, smoke, alcohol. It’s far from refreshing, more of a slow drinking beer worth complemplating. Tasty stuff.

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 (1367) - Seattle, Washington, 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.


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