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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”


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Very smooth and creamy. I picked up some smoke and malt. It was pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2002
First off, I like going to Founder’s. It’s one of those places where you can throw your peanut shells on the floor. It overlooks the Grand River and is in a part of Grand Rapids where they’re starting to redo all the buildings. Anyway, this was a great dark beer. Fairly heavy, but not too much so. I would get this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2003
The body is rubied leather topped by a fading crown of buttered straw (brown with ruby highlights and faded khaki with an oddly strongly yellow tint). The aroma is nicely malty, but it hints that this is a bit old. Still a beer this old shouldn't have too much of a problem surviving. The flavor is brown sugar and leaf litter and a surprising amount of hop bitterness for a scotch. Unfortunately, there's a bit of a metallic nature about the hops that I find slightly unpleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Some head and lacing. Cola color with a touch of red to it. Hoppy and malty, with a touch of bitterness. Strong, dark ale that fits its name.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Pours a cloudy brown with really no head. Aroma is coffee and cherries. Flavor is a malty vanilla. Goes down velvety and smooth. Nice texture to a nice nice brew. The label on the bottle is good for a laugh as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
This beer poured a hazy reddish brown color and formed light tan foamy head that left circular lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation and some sediment is present. A complex aroma of malt, caramel, raisins and other dark fruit. Not as heavy an aroma as others, but more in the mix if you will. The flavor was of malt, caramel, slight bit of chocolate and a hint of raisin. A slightly lighter body than I would expect for this style and slightly sweet finish. The alcohol is well hidden in this one. Also best if had at cellar temp or just slightly cooler to help draw out more of it's character

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Caramel all over it- color, flavor, and nose. Gets a little sweet and roasty towards the finish

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
good scotch ale. keeps me wanting the better stuff though. like the alesmith wee heavy i got laying around. but as for this brew, it had a slight caramel notes. as well as malty. taste was very rich, carmaley, and smokey. overall not a bad drink at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2004
tawny brown color with creamy head...a very impressionable taste (with fruits, caramels, and SPICES)....it has a flowerlike aftertaste with a touch of smokiness....overall a pleasurable scotch ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2004
This one smells like chocolate milk. Grapefruity hops are buried behind that sweetness. Flavor is chocolatey nut brown, sweet roasty malts. Hints of sulfur. Bitter alcoholic chocolate finish.


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