RATINGS: 2489   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”

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidemaster (334) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2017 The aroma is fresh baked bread with toffee cookies baking. It pours a deep rich red amber. Starts off a sweet, candy like flavor. It has a nice balance of hops and malts to keep its well balanced. It has a sharp coffee/bitter finish. Its very complex and a great beer. Love this Beer!

Dahlstrom (424) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2017
355 ml can from Systembolaget. APPEARANCE: dark amber with a large off-white head. NOSE: moderately malt aroma of caramel, syrup, grass, pine. TASTE: moderately sweet, moderate bitterness. PALATE: medium body.

higgsbison (233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Malty, smoky, creamy, Peaty, a balanced , But noticeable hoppyness. A decent brew but at 255 cal not worth it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

herinmary (47) - - SEP 21, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017 Креплений пивас темно коричневого цвета. Аромат типичного жженого солода. Пена скудная. Во вкусе жженый солод, крфе, карамель, крепость. Пиво плотное. Несмотря на неприятную горечь сначала, затем вкус сглаживается и жженки больше не ощущается. Я бы сравнил употребление пивас с употреблением виски с колой, в конце действительно винный вкус. В целом хорошо.

ekstedt (6932) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2017
Can (355 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear dark chestnut, medium beige head. Bready, nutty, fudgy, caramelly malt aroma, a touch of maizena, piney hops. Full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium to high bitterness.

roldano (149) - - SEP 17, 2017
Espuma marrón, que permanece como una fina capa, color marrón oscuro casi negro, aoma tostado y dulce en nariz, sabor con notas dulces y final con toques amargos

larsniclas (7152) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2017
Canned from Systembolaget Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma with fudge and brown sugar. Sweet flavour with some tar and dark toffee. Medium, dry bitterness.

SvanteL (594) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2017
Mörkt rubinfärgad med beiget medelstort skum. Maltig doft med torkad frukt, röda mörka frukter, pomerans, aningen rök. Komplex smak med söt maltighet, torkad frukt, knäck, pomerans, marmeladtoner, aningen rökighet och en fyllig beska som balanserar upp sötman, aningen alkoholhetta. Fyllig munkänsla. Mycket god att sippa på.

Stew41 (2062) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 12, 2017
Big full bodied style but very well executed and never strays from an appropriate stylistic line. I’ve only had the core range from Founders but I get the sense the brewery knows how to make a modern beer AND respect tradition at the same time. Some bourbon and coke, as expected, and rich, but never stupid which is a good effort given the 8.5%. Not sure many Scotch Ales get over this number? Some fizz to finish which takes the edge off the sweetness.

EerieDrinks (243) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2017
3 finger beige head. Very dark brown coloured beer.

Aroma is alcohol drenched raisins, caramel, dates, slight pine and smoked charcuterie. Quite vinous too.

Taste is dates, soil, caramel, big whisky smokeyness, raisins and a slight metallic note at the back, that doesn't stop it from being good but rather hinders it from being better.

Mouthfeel is rich and a bit dry. Medium bitterness and lightly carbonated. Could definitely use more of a punch though, it feels too gentle, even though that adds to the pleasant smoothness this beer has.

Overall: Like I have previously mentioned, Founders can do no wrong. Or hasn't yet, in any case. This is not the most exciting beer I have had but it's simply a very pleasing beer to sip. You get a hint of the alcoholic smokeyness but any actual alcohol taste is barely there, which makes this very drinkable. I'm glad this is one of the regulars at the Swedish monopoly now, especially since winter is coming.

ChrisTheTank (1) - - SEP 7, 2017 does not count
Amazing beer. Great rich and dark malty flavor. Medium to heavy body with a dark chocolate finish. Low carbonation. One of my favorite beers.

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