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RATINGS: 2415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3330) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer appears dark brown, with crimson hues evident when held to the light. The beer arrives with a half inch of head that generates some decent lacing as it recedes. The beer is slightly smoky, with a sweet malt character evident in both the aroma and flavor. A subtle roast aspect contributes to the flavor profile, and a surprising hop bitterness in the back adds the finishing touch. The feel is medium bodied, with a healthy level of carbonation. A good, but not great, example of the style. I’d drink it again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 02-21-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7987) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Draft. Mahogony brown beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Caramel and smoke flavor with light dark fruits. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee/caramel lingers with light smoke and light dark fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2002
burgundy color, smooth, fruity sour then nice and bitter choclate with a slight alcohol bite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2002
UPDATED: APR 3, 2003 Remarkably smooth for such a dark ale, my favorite scotch ale to date. Be careful though it goes down real smooth, almost too smooth for something at %8.3. The first time I had this I didn't realize just how high the percentage was until I read the side of the box after my 5th. I think its safe to say that this is my favourite brew from Founders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2584) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2006 The pour yields an impressive rocky, tan, and sticky foam. Quality nose of dark bread, rum, very grainy malt, pecan, apple, cinnamon, honey, and an unusual-to-the-style faint tropical fruit hop character. Only a slight phenolic hint lies beneathe this nearly flawless aroma. Zero trace of peated malt. A plethora of flavors lay on this silky palate: extremely warming alcohol, cinnamon toast lingering with cardboardish malt, coconut, pineapple, fig, burnt sugar hint, coarse hop feel, and almost a numbing medicinal malt note that outshines the remainder of the brew’s flavors. A quality example, which is very aggressive when found fresh. Reminds me of a lessened Double Bastard. Absolutely boastful in the malt and hop department.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Aroma of freshly-baked bread drizzled with melted toffee and caramel, with a touch of vinous malt, floral hop spice, pine and a small dosage of yeast esters. Deep brownish red color, hazed, with a fine, light tan head and a nice bit of lacing. Fruity, almost candyish sweetness to start, quickly joined by earthy, spicy, Pacific Northwest-style hop flavors and carrying each other throughout. Becoming bready and slightly roasty, bitter and dry towards the finish, although all previous aspects of flavor persist. Smooth, lightly acidic palate, fairly full-bodied. Very interesting and stronger than it tastes in regards to alcohol level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Body is dark red with a strangely blonde head. Flavor is bold, but smooth... Like the cross between a Scottish ale, IPA, and a Belgian Strong. It rocks others like McEwens. This smarmy little ass-kicker is mean like a Scottsman.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
This brew pours with a slightly cloudy amber brown body topped by a thick off white head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, a touch of vanilla and a trace of alcohol. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with roasty notes, a subtle hint of vanilla, caramel and alcohol. Full bodied and smooth, yet slightly warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1802) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Paid $1.50 for a 12-oz single. Dark mahogony, almost black, with a small, fluffy brown head. Sweet smelling, wineline scent... I smell grapes or something in there. Caramels, coffee, grapes, wine, and chocolate make up the complexities of this brew. Lots of flavors meshing together to make a nice taste. Drinkable, for this glass, but I wouldn't want another right away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Dark brown with a medium, light-tan head. Aroma very malty, a touch of caramel, dark fruits. Flavor also very malty; brown sugar, fruits, and lightly sour; the alcohol adds a very nice touch to this beer. Thick enough but, as is common, oto syrupy/sticky. I like this a lot, but it could really stand out a little bit more than it does.

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