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RATINGS: 2363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Pours a Deep, Dark Red. Aromas of caramel and some roasted malts. Some fruits and roasted malts that fill the palate. Nicely Balanced. I love this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4649) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours out a clear, light mahogany color with a light beige head. No doubt, its one of the prettiest hues of the Beer Rainbow. Smell: Mild nutty aroma charged with a heaping helping of berries and other various dried fruits. Taste: Light toasted grains and caramel sweetness with just a slight bitterness that comes across as dull and unimaginative. I’m not picking up any smoke or peat flavors either - just those bizarre fruity undertones. Sour cherries, figs, and more berries. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Drinkability: Is it me, or is this the fruitiness non-fruit beer to date?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2482) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Pours a semi clear dark ruby red brown with a medium brownish beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and toffee. Taste is malty with hints of toffee and caramel. Very good .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, and some cherries and strawberries. Poured ruby in color with a medium tan head that diminished. Clear. Tastes of malts, alcohol, toffee, and chocolate. Tastes like chocolate milk with alcohol in it. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Slightly dry, malty, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2007
bottle pours a hazy brown with a frothy head. Glass laces nicely as I drink. Aroma is of sweet malt with some spice. The flavor is sweet and rich with hints of caramel. It finishes with some spicy bitterness and a bit of bite from the alcohol. Outstanding!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Nice brown color with a sm-med head. Aroma is filled with thick malts, peat, and a small amount of hop aroma. Flavor was sweet with some dark fruits, dark bread. and smoky/peat tastes. Enough hops in there to keep things interesting. I’ve been drinking alot of Old Chub lately and this is just a tad better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
Chicago trip. Monday 17:30+. On tap at The Map Room. Black with ruby highlights. Peaty malt aroma. Rich thick black malt peat taste. Rich malty sugary and funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5083) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear reddish/brown with a small off white head. Aroma of earth, hay, cobwebs, smoke, peat and slight chocolate. Flavor of smoke, peat, chocolate and a slight alcohol warming at the very back of my throat. Creamy full mouthfeel with just enought carbonation. Really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Roasted malt aroma. The beer is too thin and lacks fruit, alcohol, or vinous qualities. Not really bad, but it is just too thin and light for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2007
From a 12-oz bottle, shared by brewfiend, this pours a clear dark bown brew with a fast dissolving off white head. Aroma is earthy with hints of molasses, pitted fruit, peat and soy sauce. Taste is heavy roasted malt, medium body and more soy sauce. Finish is smooth, sweet and no bitterness. Lacking the alcohol sting at the end but very enjoyable.

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