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RATINGS: 2250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1943) - 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.

4
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to BillVanE. Poured a dark black thin like water. Aroma of malt and jack danials. Taste is smooth and frothy has a coffe hint to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1118) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Very Dark red almost black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is malts, caramel, and a grain aspect to it. Almost candy like in the aroma. Very smooth caramel malt taste, but the graininess is subdued in the taste but brings something subtle nuances into the mix. Palate is short, somewhat lively and carbonated, and light. Overall, Very nice Scotch ale better than most of the Wee Heavies. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Founders has been a mixed bag with me. I have had some good beers from them, and some pretty awful ones as well. This one is a winner. It pours a lovely dark brown color and smells like a delicious malty beverage. Palate is nice and full, and the flavor is awesome: Lots of smoke and roasted malts. The smoke is definitely there, but itís far from over powering. I detect some brown sugar and fruits too -- maybe some raisin -- hard to tell. Excellent beer.


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