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RATINGS: 2412   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


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1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sneezey (134) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Horrid. Really horrid. Zero aroma other than maybe some old bad burned rubber tire. It might look good, but how can you have so much malt and yet so little taste. The only thing you get from this dredge is burning down the throat. Maybe just a hint of bitter but otherwise astoundingly tasteless. I donít mean bad tasting, I mean literally like it was water. If this is a flagship, wave the flag of surrender. So tasteless. No wonder it was discounted from $11, you canít sell it at $6.


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Omar1991 (8) - - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Beer has a nice taste and aroma and the after taste is not that bad. Overall an okay beer but nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (28) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Bottle from Alko. Thick malty body, a bit sweet, alcohol and caramel flavor. Not much hoppiness, just a lot of malts, alcohol. Strong and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1624) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 29, 2016
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Clear ruby, beige head. The aroma is quite simple - caramel dominated, some malty and spicy notes. The taste is similar, with lots of caramel (but not at all sticky), a strong peppery bitterness with toasted bread notes. Just a touch of alcohol and a smooth easy drinking body. Nice, even though a bit too simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
konungen (363) - - APR 28, 2016
Malt, karamell, sötma, humle. Mörk röd öl med ett smutsvitt skum som länge lämnar rester i glaset. Riktigt trevlig öl! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Clear caramel brown, greasy bubbly thin head. Nose is big smoked brown sugar and oddly floral malt. Initial taste is a straightforward latch of tinny molasses, soft pepper and frozen choc. Carbonation is a formality and mouthfeel is clingy. Finishes a cooling gulp of soft roast, caramel brownie and lingers a brazen spicy sweetness.

Never really telling of the ABV but never really gripping enough. Amazed Iíve not rated it before now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (835) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2016
Dark amber color with ruby hues, tan head. Aroma has sweet roasted malts, some dark fruits and a bit of booze. Taste starts sweet with caramel malt and cherries, a bit of roasted character and some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, slightly boozy. Not bad but itís a bit boozy for my taste and also the hops donít really mix well with the sweet malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (261) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
A dark red full-bodied ale, with a solid malty caramel aroma, and a malt and spicy hop flavour. Somewhat pungent taste, with medium sweetness and bitterness. Overall, a beautiful, smooth and well-balanced ale.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beern (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2016 does not count
Aroma: Peanuts, Caramel & Hops Appearance: Dark Golden Red. Taste: Similar to the nose: Peanuts, Caramel, a Hops opening & Malt finish.. Palate: Minimal Carbonation, Silky Smooth. Overall: Excellent example. A robust introduction and a silky smooth finish.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zubblwump (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 22 oz. draft at BW3. Medium dark reddish color, nice head. I could detect almost no aroma. Smooth taste, with a pleasant bitter finish. Good, but not great. Just not doing it for me...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
babymammoth (38) - Ardross, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2016
A pearler. Riding the veil between malt sweetness and just being way too sweet. Rich caramel nose with an initial sweetness rounded off my richness and gentle hops. Finishes with beautiful syrup notes. Awesomness!


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