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RATINGS: 2150   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Nice dark brown/black color,small tan head that faded quickly leaing just a faint lace behind.Nice malty aroma with some fruit notes and a decent sweetness as well.Malty roasty flavor right away,with a nice hop bite coming on in the middle and end.The alcohol for the most part is well hidden with the exception of a warm feeling going down.Over all itís a damn fine brew i think and well worth having some more around.Which i may just have to pick a 6er for the winter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Maintains a small off-white head after the pour and is a surprisingly light brown-red in color. Nose is strongly sweet which is the case with the flavor as well. Caramel is definitely the overriding taste before it gives way to a subtle hop-infused bitterness. This is an excellent scotch ale that never betrays the high alcohol level.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4283) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Draft at FBC. Small tan head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, poor lacing, softly carbonated, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel and sweet. Flavor was caramel, sweet, chocolate, and vinuous but not overly so. Smooth palate. Medium body. Nicely done and very quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown color, some reddish highlights and a beige head. Full malty aroma, caramelly, molasses, generally sweet, some earthiness. Flavor is caramelly, fairly sweet, touch of smoke, a bit of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, a touch hot, should mellow out nicely. Tasty beer, Iíve got more to let em settle out a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handle (10) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Slight taste of fig and raisins. Definitely a burnt caramel aftertaste. Pallate is a little week though.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Great beer. Smells good, tastes better. The amazing thing is this beer starts bitter goes over sweet to sour. just a fantastic beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Pours dark red brown with creamy tan head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is coffee, caramel, toffee, and molasses. Flavor is roasted and sweet. Caramel, chocolate, some coffee, some raisins and figs. Hops come in at the end. Full-bodied, smooth, creamy texture, low carbonation. Warming alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Poured a dark mahogany with a semi-creamy off-white head. Sweet somewhat dry aroma of syrup and molasses. Taste is sweet with hints of caramel, molasses, and a touch of smoke, which does well to offset the sweetness. Very little alcohol character... I had no idea this was 8%. Very enjoyable. Nice body, lightly carbonated and pretty full. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Bottle, dark brown pour. Roasty aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Nice milk chocolate, molasses, and hints of chocolate flavors. More roastiness and a touch of smoke. Finishes nicely with very good mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Draft - big, sweet malty aroma. Appearance is almost that of grape juice with a smallish head and next to no retention. Overly sweet finish, some milder malt before. I found next to no hops anywhere. Eh.


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