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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


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 I was really let down by this one. Iíve been wanting some Founders, because they are rated highly and some of their brews sound delicious...but this one wasnít it. Very nice and complex aroma and appearance, full of roasty malts, carmel, hops, and smoke. But taste wise is where this one fell apart for me. Tastes thick in some places, thin in others. Very sticky and syrupy on the back end, and the alcohol seemed to get int he way of the flavor. Almost tasted like someone threw several different brews into a blender, topped off with orange juice, vodka, and maple syrup, mixed and served. Not my cup of tea, but I canít wait to try some of Founderís other brews.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Had on draft at the Brew Kettle. Poured a dark ruby. Beautiful! Smelled a bit like smokey honey. Taste was sweet roasted caramel, malts and grass. I enjoyed this one immensely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15247) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
Bottle. Good hop aroma, quite sweet, hint of dust and a fruity spiciness. Dark red brown colour, very small head. Roasted flavour, also quite sweet. Good dustiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
12oz bottle. Reddish- brown color. Aroma of malt. Flavor is of bitterness and malt. Slight smoke, nice toasty malt. Smooth. Creamy. Lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
screigh (628) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours a brown with a hint of red. Small head that continues with a ring around the glass. No lacing. Deep malt aroma. Nothing but malt. Hint of tobacco and a almost barleywine character.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (609) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Delicious. One of the tastiest and sweetest scotch ales ive ever tasted. Dark and rich. Smells like sweet coffee and a fruity hint. Not very heavy. Alcohol is not prevelent in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Tastes like a waterdown black coffee. Good beer if planning on drinking a whole six pack. Not flavorful enough for me. No aftertaste. Texture was watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Nice! Dark amber color with a nice head. Complex malty flavor with a hint of alcohol and toffee/caramel. From the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10531) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. Sweet barley malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown color with small head. Sweet malt and light alcohol/bitter finish. A very smooth and easy drinking scotch ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Shared a bottle with 3 others. Nice reddish brown color. Tastes a bit like a Heath bar, only not as sweet or chocolatey.


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