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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Pours a dark auburn with a medium light tan head that fades. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, slight smoke and leather. Flavor is of caramel, smoke, and a slight peat. Nice and rich but still very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2005
picked this bad boy up at Picadilly’s in Champaign yesterday. a wonderful aroma of earthy malt and just a tad of alcohol. pour was a deep ruby red and little head. this is sticky sweet on the lips and the flavors are of roasty, toasty malt and some smokey characteristics as well. finish is slightly alcoholic, but I could see knocking down several of these on a cool autumn evening and catching quite a buzz!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Deep ruddy amber body with dense ultra-fine particulates and a uniform, sudsy, light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, toasted nuts, and a touch of raisin. Sweet flavor like a Werther’s Original toffee plus mild smoke. Unmistakably sweet but has a light roasty, phenolic counter-balance and some earthy bitterness. Rich, velvety palate. Quite rich but still dangerously drinkable. Not very complex, but plain delicious. Thanks OhioDad for another tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Pretty damn good beer. I’m not too familiar with scotch ales, but this is among the best I have had. Great beer to have in a 6-pack

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Solid head, dark amber. Aroma is malty, sweet, with hints of alcohol and nuttiness. Great soft, frothy mouthfeel. Taste is buttery, malty, and sweet. Finish becomes bitter, toasted. Very well balanced beer, although maybe not quite to style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap Asheys Ann Arbor: Loveley red mahagony with nice head. Candy aroma with strong complex palate similar to the red rye. Bold malts come through when finishing. Lovely amount of hops, slightly bitter finish awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3392) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Perfect mahogny body and cream head. Sweet chocolate peaty, candy malt aroma. The flavor is of a strong, sweet candy and highly alcoholic with a tad of a bitter finish. A barleywine esq, strong scotch ale, that is fit for winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Wow! I wasn’t sure if I liked Scotch ales before drinking this. If all Scotch’s taste this amazing, then I’m a fan. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2005 I owe many thanks to EDA, I like scotch ales, this is the new #1. Poured a deep chestnut, with nice fizzy head. Nose was powerful, malty and smoke. Taste was earthy, and a shinning example of the style. Great. Get this guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2844) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottled. U.S. Beer 21 of 31 for <a href=http://www.americanbeermonth.com>American Beer Month! Rich malty and alcohol smell right off the top. Pour is a deep mahagony under a brownish persistent head with fine bubbles. Fine, sippable taste, more of the same malt richness that reminds me for no particular reason of peated whiskey. Taste is just a touch harsh, but that just adds to its charm. A deep draught of Scots satisfaction.<font color=red> Cmdr. Montgomery Scott, here’s to ya!</font>

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