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RATINGS: 2027   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Pours a dark ruby brown with a brighter white head. The aroma is very malt heavy with notes of toffee/caramel and honey. The flavor is rich and sweet with a tangy smokiness to it that gives it a nice balance. Overall, there isnít anything wrong with this beer, but itís far from the most interesting thing that I have had recently.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at Map Room, Chicago. A nice tasting scotch ale. I personally thought it tasted a bit thin in the body-- wouldnít mind it a little more chewy. Found the roast/smoke flavors as well as the hops to be very subdued. Nicely balanced, but wouldnít mind tasting a little more aggressive version of this beer. Letís take the gloves off this guy!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with garnet highlights when held to the light. Good head with decent lacing. Wonderful aroma of the malts with a hint of smoke and coffee. Great flavor of the dark malt with coffee, smoke and the taste of earth. Good mouthfeel and very smooth. You would never guess it is over 8% alcohol. Very, very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Poured a dark copper color with a thin white head that receded quickly. The aroma was of sweet dark malts and caramel. It had the typical smell of a scotch ale. The taste is really nice with the sweet malts really coming through. It had a nice sweet flavor of candy sugar to go with the malts and caramel. The finish was nice and sweet with some hops in the background to balance things out. I didnít get any of the smoke in there like the description says, but it was very enjoyable anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
pours a hazy dark, nearly opaque, reddish brown, with a thin light tan head that quickly gets out of the way. big fruity estery and malty smell with spicy apricot and pear notes dominating hints of strawberries and plum, and maybe a bit of anise on the finish. great complex smell. taste is of fresh floral hops, with a dark fruity malt backing it up. lots of bitter on the finish, which is well-backed by a decent malt sweetness. good astringent mouthfeel and quite bubbly, emphasizing the tongue tingle, making for a great finish. this beer is quite different from what i usually drink, and i like it quite a bit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle. Reddish body, small tan head, caramel nose with portish notes. Sweet, caramel, raisins, vinous, yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
On tap at the Great Lakes Brewfest. Pours a reddish orange brown color with a beige head. Aroma of licorice, malts, chocolate, and caramel. Caramel, burnt malts, licorice, earthy and peaty flavors. Nicely bitter with licorice in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, hops and spices. Has a bit of fermented fruit as well. Taste is bitter and a bit odd like prunes. I canít say I enjoyed it at all. Bitter, stale finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2007
12 oz bottle at Quenchers, Chicago. Dark ruby color with beige head. Aroma is very doughy malt. Flacor is caramel, brown sugar, alc, very nice. Medium body and creamy. Very nice overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Poured an attractive dark ruby color that was very inviting. Had a good head that lasted a while. Aroma was very malty and sweet. Flavor was of malt, caramel, peat and brown sugar. Nicely balanced with a bit of a bitter hop finish. Lacing was really good and the mouthfeel was pleasant. Hid the 8.3% abv very well. Good stuff.


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