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RATINGS: 2166   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”

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrwinPAnderson (6) - Marquette, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2006 does not count
When poured I was surprised to see a hint of red in the color. This is mostly brown, with not much head and a slight red tint. The aroma is what really caught my attention. A very malty scent, but I caught the faintest bit of fruitiness to it. The taste is slightly sugary, and has the faintest hint of spice. It swallows smooth and leaves a short lived aftertaste I enjoy more than the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Slightly sweet, malty, with some caramel and spice. Zero aftertaste which was strange, but very good flavor while it lasted. ABV is warming all the way down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This is one fine scotch ale. The pour is dark with a very nice brown head. The aroma is malt with some caramel mixed in. The flavor is very, very nice. The tastes are of a sweet malt, with hints of caramel, and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is thick and pleasing, and this one finishes smooth as silk. Second only to Wee Heavy in my opinion."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Pours out a very dark brown color with a slight tan head. Aroma is very malty. The flavor is also very malty and as the discription depicts, hints of smoke. This is a nice example of a scotch ale. The one I drank had a little dust on it so I guess it was an Old Dirty Bastard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Pours a hazy dark brown red with a substantial though thinning tan head. The nose is particularly noteworthy. Creamy rich malt lends caramel, toffee, and event hints of chocolate to this ale. Intermingled with the alcohol are whispers of smoke and light floral hops. The mouthfeel is unbelievably over the top. Incredibly luxurious, I would expect this feel much more from an imperial stout than a scotch ale. The flavors do not disappoint. Big sweet malt lends a nice backdrop over which the roast and smoke can play. There’s some definite alcohol in the flavor helping to cut the sweetness as well as a some gentle engish style hops. I really enjoyed this, and perhaps it should be rated even higher, but compared to the aroma and the mouthfeel, I just couldn’t justify bringing the flavor up any. A delightful brew by any means.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Red colored beer with cloudy brown in the middle and a creamy looking tan head. The aroma is awesome- malty, chocolate, toffee, sweet. The flavour has the malty chocolate but also caramel, grapes, and hops, some smoky flavours and bitterness in the finish. Creamy, smooth, but still soft and flowy in texture. I would like this beer a lot for the aroma alone, but luckily it has the full package.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Bottle from Tom (oldgrowth) Thanks! Brown colored pour. Head is there, then it goes away pretty quick. Taste is malty and rich, and very smooth. All these beers that this brewery makes (that I have had) are so smooth, you could drink the entire bottle with one sip. Very nice, and not really a style that is my favorite, but this one is very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Beer pours dark mahogeny color with an off white head. Aroma is nicely malty. Flavor is smoked malt with a bit of smoked peat. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2422) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank> mds, thanks Mike. Deep ruby in colour, thin beige head, some lace. The aroma had some butterscotch, plums, caramel malts and some small amounts of noticable alcohol. The flavour was a bit smoky, lots of sweet caramel malts, traces of alcohol. Chewy bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, nicely bitter, some alcohol warmth. Not to bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2006
"Poured a brown/red color okay head weak lacing. Aroma was like sweet candy like ealge said. Flavor was a little to sweet for my liking but of caramel. I didn’t pick up enough smoke and peat. Okay beer could have been better. "

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