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RATINGS: 2030   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”


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle, courtesy HogtownHarry. Attractive deep ruby colour. Big woody, oxidised soy sauce aroma - not really my thing. The generous complement of tangy, resinous hops in the flavour was something of a surprise. The powerful, chewy malt presence was not. The two elements were beautifully balanced. Firm, weighty mouthfeel. Maybe a touch thick, with slightly volatile alcohol but those would just be very minor quibbles. Such a tasty and accomplished beer that my initial reservations about the aroma (which admittedly were more question of personal taste than anything else) were entirely vanquished.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nikola (3) - elkhart, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2007 does not count
bottle to glass. full nose, very little head, little lingering head around the outside of the glass. the body is dark reddish brown. Scotch drinker’s beer! you can taste the smoke, coffee, a touch hoppy, pleasantly complex, best @ room temp. been drinkin’ dirty bastard since i was 19 and it will always be one of my top choices.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2007
This dark brown ale poured with a tiny beige head. There is a delicious sweet toasted malt flavor and a carbonated mouthfeel. Tastes like an authentic scotch ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle at Chris_O’s, thanks to Harry. Deep amber with an off white head. Sweet malts, hops and alcohol in the nose. Hops, roasted malts and whiskey in the flavour. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle: Pours dark with a very small head. Very sweet aroma and flavor. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Draft: Had this at the Sippin’ By the River fest in Philly. Pour is a redish brown with a malty aroma with a hint of some chocolate, taste is malty, roasted and dry. A very good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Overall a good ale. Dark brown pour. Smoky aroma. I don’t detect much of the hops in the aroma but they do come through in the taste. Smoky malt taste with a mild hop bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris_O’s HogTownHarry minifest. Thanks to Harry. Very dark thick amber colour with a thin tan film. Resinous hoppy aroma with some sweet malt and slight alcohol. Burnt and roasty notes too. Flavour is more of the same but much better and really nicely balanced. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13215) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle from HogTownHarry drunk at Chris_o’s HogTownHarry meet up. Hazy deep chestnut with lasting tan head. Soy sauce all over it. Bit too thick, tastes like thick black bean sauce. It’s ok, but oddly a tad bland. Too soy saucey.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Poured from the bottle. Produced a cloudy, nut brown body (with slight redness) with a medium tan head. Sweet smoky aroma with hints of chocolate. First taste produced no sensation, quickly followed by strong bitter melding into sweetness (quite complex). This was smooth drinking ale with a strong flavor. Medium to heavy bodied and coated the tongue with a smoky sweetness. I liked this Scotch Ale very much and will purchase again.


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