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RATINGS: 2043   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice copper color with some reddish hues. Moderate white head that dies down fairly quickly. Aroma is very malty with a slight smokey quality. Flavor is also very malty, with some caramel and some earthy qualities. Flavor lingers on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel. Drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Courtesy Solan. Pours a cloudy copper with a very thin white head. Smells of caramel, and sweet dark malts. Pretty typical of scotch ales. Taste is pretty unique for this style. Pretty sweet, with a touch of candy sugar. malts are pretty big, but get a touch of hops in the finish which helps balance this brew. The finish is really smooth, and I get some nice caramel characters that accompany it which make it very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
12oz. Bottle Dirty Bastard poured clear mahogany. When held to the light you can see sediment floating throughout. Sitting on top of the body s a fingerís worth of creamy beige head that sticks around. Looks good. When I opened the bottle I immediately smelled scotch. When poured and held to my nose I smelled toasted grains up front. Followed by a sweetness of candied dark fruits. The toasted grains remain throughout with hints of the fruits, a hint of wood, and vanilla. There even seems to be a little mustiness. Fairly complex beer. Up front I pick up a very mild toasted malt but itís quickly overtaken by a wave of roasted malts and caramel at mid-palate.The wave settles with a deep roastines and caramel flavor. An earthy quality follows all the big flavors in the finish. A slight lingering bitterness shows up just before the swallow and lingers for just a few seconds. The mouthfeel accompanies the taste very well. It is a little on the heavy side of medium bodied. Nice and creamy like the way it should be. Drinkability is good if you drink this how it should be drunk. Itís a sipper in every sense of the word. That drops the drinkability just because of all the big dark flavors. Sampled 10/20/06

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 Draft at Jerryís. Clear dark mahogany with good, creamy, tan head / Sweet, rich nose of toffee, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet & syrupy but with excellent hopping, and good bitterness, and some heat, on the long finish / Rich, complex flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, nut, and peet / One of the greats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
I am a fan of scotch ales and this one is good. Good flavor to it. Very smooth. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Reddish brown with a moderate tan head that fades rapidly. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Big roasted malt flavor, with some peaty smoky flavor. Some hops become evident at the end. Fairly full bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours opaque dark ruby brown with minimal off white head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, toffee, pine. Flavor is molasses, caramel, pine, malt, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Canít seem to get out of the party store without taking a 6 pack of this beer with me. Itís nice, warming with a bit of a carmally sweetness. Nice representation of my favorite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
pours dark brown/red with small creamy head. smokey, earthy flavors and some dark fruits. very nice creamy feel...itís a wee heavie and I like it IN MY BELLY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Extremely dark ruby color. Fairly nice malt nose. Really complex hints of peat and smoke on the palate, with additional notes of caramel, toffee and fruit as well. Very nice body. Nice flavor. A very nice beer. I would love to buy this beer in a 6íer.

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