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RATINGS: 2074   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


3.7
   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 (2080) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle: Pours a reddish brown. Has some visible floaties, and is topped by a creamy tan head. The aroma is creamy chocolate, dark caramel, toasted bread, along with a slight alcohol touch. When itís first opened and sipped it has an almost minty character upfront, maybe from the hops. As it breathes it evens out to a nice roasted earthiness from the malt profile. Itís not too sweet at all. Thereís some chocolate, peat along with a consistent bitterness (almost piney earthiness) throughout the flavor scale. The finish continues the earthy undertones displaying a hint of smoke and tobacco in the late palate. Nice and earthy, which is what I look for in Scotch Ales. Itís also pretty dry overall, which I enjoyed. A pretty good Scotch Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Too sweet for me. It has a bittery-raisin finish that reminds me of Belgians. Alcohol is hidden, but I really didnít find this one enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Deep red color with a tan head. Scottish malts, maple, and caramel in the aroma. Strong alcoholic taste with a sweet malt and caramel in the finish.


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