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RATINGS: 2066   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 ďainít fer the wee ladsĒ


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1104) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours dark red brown with lots of tan foam and a bit of debris. Aroma is sweet, raisin or grape, caramel, bready. Flavor is sweet caramel, raisiny, a bit of dark chocolate, with a little pleasant alcohol bite. A very nice and interesting beer. Flavor seems slightly out of balance, which is what stops this beer from hitting the 4.0 mark for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1895) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Sexy name. Sexy color. Sexy brew. Molasses up front, but a dry hoppy finish balances this beautifully. Havenít had much luck with Scotch Ales in the past, but this one rocks.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle from Canalís in Princeton. Pours a clear deep mahogany with a relatively small medium beige head. Aroma of toffee, cocoa and malt. Similar flavors with some caramel, vanilla and just a touch of smoke. Watery and flat texture and not much of a finish. Maybe Iím being a little harsh on this one - itís a good beer, well-balanced and drinkable but I was expecting something special (and Iím still longing for another Three Floyds Robert The Bruce).

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
ABV: 8.3% RateBeer rating: 94 Calories: estimated at 175 C Volume: 12 fl oz. Glass: thistle, shaker Purchased at: Canalís Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ (Thanks, Mike!) Price: $1.89 Consumed at: home Tanka: Chocolate surprise mellow red white wisps deep cocoa and caramel long bitter and burnt chocolate on whole wheat toast when can I have another? aroma 10 out of 10 visuals 4 out of 5 taste 10 out of 10 palate 5 out of 5 overall 18 out of 20

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Mild hop and malt aroma. Clean dark brown with a slight red tint. Very little tan head. A very good Scothch ale with just a tad more hop than I prefer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urraca (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Finally in NJ. Bottle. Pours a dark, red that looks like a cedar water in a creek. Can definitely get a whiff of alcohol by the smell. Surprisingly smooth drinking (but felt heavy), with some very sweet notes. Finish can get a bit edgy for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2935) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
!2 oz bottle

Coupled with the main course was this release. After a few starters it was hard to get through this one. Despite taking it easy a beer this heavy can sink in the stomach. I would love to try it again on its own and on a fairly empty stomach to fully appreciate it. This is a solid beer instead of just one with a earcatching name.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep ruby red body swirled around the glass leaving a slight layer of film along the sides. Black cherries, peat, wet earth and dark malts formed a thick grouping that almost choked the senses. While not the richest beer I could have spent plenty of time admiring it.

Flavor / Palate - A slight bitterness washes along with warmth and chocolately tones. Peat and earth come next. The dry finish leaves one refreshed and full. A little heavy for a warm day this might be nice on a cool fall evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Draught at Circa 6/6/08. I donít see this beer as red or ruby at all, I held it up to the light and got a pure brown for sure. A beautiful brown, but not the scarlet red of a porter in front of a light bulb. Definitely can taste the heat of the alcohol, some smoke and peat, would make a perfect chaser for a big snifter of Lagavulin 16.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
djones (121) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 12oz bottle. Weak tan head that dicipated rather quickly. Deep ruby amber red when held up to the light, though more like motor oil sitting in my glass. Almost as thick as oil too. Malty and earthy aroma, as is the taste. Very rich and thick feel, with high toasted and roasted flavors with caramel sweetening the hops. Iím not a big fan of scotish ales, too thick and gooey for me.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
A heavy dark chocolate colored beer, with a light brown head.very rich and a creamy mouthfeel. This beer had a whiskey taste in the finish. Lots of sweet malted flavors.


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