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RATINGS: 2041   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Dark purple-ish red in color with lasting, sticky lace - plum, toffee and herbs in the aroma - lots of caramel malt in the flavor, with a touch of peat smoked malt way in the back - a tad sweet with nothing much to balance it, but still very tasty - quite an odd beer to be a flagship product, so I tip my hat to them for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Upon first pouring this beer, the head is quite full, but quickly diminishes to a lasing around the sides of the glass. THe aroma is very mild: full of heather, and earthy, herbal notes. Mild, yet well-balanced beer. Cocoa, herbs, caramel and quite buttery predominate the flavor. A nice example of the style. The malts hang on in the finish. It finishes smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Sampled from a bottle, it pours to a thick, long lasting creamy/rocky tan head. The body is a dark red/brown color. The aroma reminds me of peat and homemade strawberry fruit rollups after theyíve been in the dhydrator for hours and are still warm. I also get a touch of smoke. The flavor is peaty, and also reminds me of how really old wood smells. Sweet, smoky, earthy, woody. The flavor is simply put... strange. I love Scotch, but this doesnít remind me much at all of that. Instead, this is more like being at a campfire with burning sugars, wood, and peat whofting through the air. Iím not big into this style, but I feel that this is a well produced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2362) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Nice large long lasting head from a vigorous pour. Settles slowly. Wonderful, thick aroma with plenty of malts, caramel, peat and bit of smoke and rotting wood. Color is a hazy dark magagony brown. Flavor is rich and sweet but luxurious as it goes down. Nice alcohol warming. Plenty of malts again, a bit of roastyness, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, scrumptious. Finish is creamy and coating. Lingering tingle form the alcohol. A top quality scotch ale. Props go out to RoyalBrown for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Dark brown to reddish and bubbly. Aroma of malt, hint of hops. Impishly sweet , but donít be fooled. This ale is like your sweet, innocent cousin who puts a snake in your sleeping bag. The alcohol in this tasty, easy-sipping ale can bite you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
From a 12-oz. bottle: Pours a deep, clear ruby with a full tan head. Very pretty. Complex, yeasty aroma. First taste is a big wallop of caramelly malt, followed by an almost syrupy sweetness. Very rich mouthfeel. Not much bittering; this beer is way over on the sweet side of the spectrum (which isnít surprising, considering the high alcohol content). BONUS: two bottles of this will make a bagpipe serenade sound good (though I still couldnít bring myself to dig into a plate of haggis).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
bottle...ruby red with a frothy tan head. Malty aroma, also bittering hops in the nose. This smells like something that I will really like. Sweet caramel to start, malts are evident through the middle, with the hops taking over to finish. Alcohol is evident in the finish also. Chewy, sticky and oooh so good. I am hooked.I really liked this beer and it finished nice and warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with little head. Notes of chocolate and roasted malt fill the nose. Taste is of mild chocolate, hints of smoke, roast, and sweet malt.. Decently hopped, it appears to me, to be a Breakfest Stout with the coffee elements removed from it. Finishes a bit sweet Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Pours deep reddish brown without any head to speak of. Aroma is exceptionally sweet and malty -- hard to get past. The flavor follows similarly -- the malt is too cloyingly sweet to get past and recognize any of the subtleties behind it. The finish is drier than the initial flavor, but I still found it to be a fairly inaccessible beer -- I canít taste through the residual sugars. Great mouthfeel, though; syrupy and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Bottled. From trade with OhioDad, thank you. Pours a deep dark ruby garnet color with no haze and no significant head. Appears minimally carbonated. Aroma is very malty sweet with caramel and dark dried fruits and a complex ester profile. A bit of smoke creeps up in the nose as well. Flavor is very sweet and one dimensional upfront. However, in the drier finish, more complexities come out: subtle smoke and fruity esters with some dried cherry and raisons. Alcohol and hops are minimally apparent in the flavor though a pleasant moderate bitterness lingers in the finish. Body is extremely full and silky smooth and the low carbonation goes well in this beer. I could only drink one of these in a given session due to the sweetness and body but very good nonetheless.

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