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RATINGS: 2223   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 “ain’t fer the wee lads”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Aroma is heavy on caramel, with a bit of alcohol, butterscotch, and light coffee. body is a nice brown ruby with a very thin tan head. taste is caramel, dried cherries, with a bit of alcohol and bubblegum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
Aroma:Roast caramel,alcohol... Appearance:redish-brown,small tan head.... Flavor:Alcohol,caramel,Light chemical flavor..... I think this beer taste more like a barley wine.....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Deep clear mahogany with a small diminishing off-white head. Thick sweet aroma of rich roast caramel malt, wood, chocolate and hops, nice and boozy - lightly peaty scotch. Taste of chocolate malt, quite roasty, not as sweet as the aroma, with more prominent alcohol and wood resin - it actually has a fairly bitter finsh - I like the balance, and the peat character is very appealing to me. Mouthfeel is sharp, alcoholic, fairly thick and sryupy - I really like this, it’s almost like a light barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with red hues and a large somewhat lasting light-brown head. Lovely mild aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel and alcohol (whiskey-ish). Well balanced flavour starts off sweet and malty along with some chocolate and smoke and ends with mild alcohol and citrus hops. The alcohol is well hidden for an 8.3 % beer. Syrupy mouthfeel and medium to full bodied. Pretty good, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whistlebird (22) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
decent ale, if you like the style i thought it was ok but won’t be rushing out to get more. poured a dark red with no foam wow! is this stuff beer or whiskey?not for the crud light crowd

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
I’m not crazy about the style of beer. Deep reddish-brown in color. Decent taste to it. This beer has a good kick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Draft Pours a Deep ruby brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma’s include malt, carmel and chocolate. Flavors are very well balanced with malt hop and dough in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a small tan head which quickly disappears. I now know what people mean by the smell of peat--this beer has it, a very earthy smell along with some alcohol and smokiness. Also has some chocolate cherry notes. Taste is more of the same. Not really noticing much bitterness than a slight bitter finish. Not a bad beer by any means, but I think this may be my first Scotch ale, so I’m not a huge fan of the style just yet. I may rerate once I get to the end up the sixer. Rerate: Big, rich malts and piney hops noted, and this is a pretty good beer. Hops noticeable throughout, and upping the rating from 3.4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Pour is nice warm mahogany brown with a thin very dense tan head...smell is chocolatey with some big hints of smoke and alcohol...taste is sweet with definate strawberry and cherry notes, giving way to strong smokey flavor...alcoholic sweet finish...seems way too hot for 8.3%...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 Cloudy brown pour, small white head. Aroma of crystal malt. Flavor is caramel, light roasted grains and some smoke. Almost a fruity aftertaste with a touch of banana. Sweet but with a light smokey kick. Full mouthfeel and really a good scotch ale.


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