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RATINGS: 1948   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”


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a thick dark amber-copper pour and color with light sediment and a smallish foamy white head that had short retention, modest cling, and average lacing. The aroma featured floral and fruity hops notes along with some caramel malt and sugar, and touches of pine, grain, and a smoky effect. It was a bitter-sour grainy and fruity blend in taste with an undertone of lightly sweet caramel malt. The body was very thick and full mouthfeel with low-to-average carbonation and a wet character.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atomjack9 (15) - - APR 19, 2014
Caramel, chocolate, toasty, roasty and coffee-ey all in one malt! fairly lively carbination, beautiful dark brown and cherry color. subtle hops and notes of dark cherry, coffee, and very dark chocolate most prevalent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Clear red pour with a thin head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is sweet, hints of roast & sugar. Medium mouth. Taste is sugary with some alcohol notes present. Grain and slightly smokey. Leaves a sweet aftertaste that hangs around for a while.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared with S&G. APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: sweet, caramel, some alcohol. TASTE: sweet, alcohol, caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (402) - ROMANIA - APR 15, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours clear, intense, red-brown with a very tiny head. Moderate malty aroma, sweet, caramel. Flavor is light whiskey but without the alchool, caramel, moderate to heavy sweet,creamy, sticky, light alchool in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7454) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at CBC, April 8 2014.
Clear dark brown color, yellow head. Malty, sweet scent. Malty, apple, tart taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Pith aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
Bue à la pression. Couleur ambrée. Malts dominants, noté de caramel et de café. Finale amère et plutôt sèche.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (425) - Genova, ITALY - APR 13, 2014
Bottiglia 355ml ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa. Grande corpo, malti in evidenza, finale alcolico ed amarognolo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (616) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan and creamy head. Aroma is heavy malts, some lightly toasted and alot of caramel. Licht vinous notes of dried fruit, raisins dates. Taste is rich, caramelized malts. Light toast and faint vinous notes Medium slick on the palate and softly carbonated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (191) - - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Holy caramel! Loads of malt, crystallized sugar and buttered biscuit. Light citrus bite at the end. Smooth creamy feel and pleasant sweet aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dls13dls (18) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bitter.. Whiskey smell and taste that was profound.... Nice appearance.. Not much head.. Brought to top golf Dallas out of bottle.. Roasty, alcohol taste


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